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Elbert Stevenson

May 26, 1930September 13, 2020

Stevenson, Elbert (Stevie) Andrew Age 90

Stevie passed peacefully away on a beautiful Sunday morning, September 13th, 2020. He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on May 26, 1930 to the late Robert (RP) and Maude Stevenson. Predeceased by sister Lois MacDonald (California), he is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Ann; daughter, Janet (Ken) Margeson; sons, Andrew (DeeDee), and David (Heather); sister, Jean Bowman of Ontario. Proud grandfather to Ashley (Ben), Robert (Robyn), Kelsie, Alec, and Lorelai; several nieces and nephews.

After completing his commerce degree at Dalhousie University, Stevie's professional life began in sales with Burn's Meats in Ottawa. He then owned a Canada Dry franchise in Sydney until moving to Halifax where he enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an agent with Sun Life of Canada. Recognition of his outstanding qualities and accomplishments occurred in 1999 when he was inducted into Sun Life's worldwide Hall of Fame.

Stevie’s ultimate enjoyment was being with Marjorie and the whole family. He was always there to cheer and support each of his children and grandchildren in their various academic, sporting, musical, and career pursuits.

Stevie always enjoyed getting to know people. If he didn’t know you, he always started the conversation with "What part of Cape Breton are you from?". If you were not from there, he would always help you find your connection to the Island he referred to as “God’s Country”. Always first to help anyone in need, you could find him in the early morning hours at Halifax’s Brunswick Street Mission flipping pancakes. During the Christmas period, he would help the Salvation Army by signing up for several shifts at the mall. Each shift would start by stuffing a few twenties of his own into the “pot”. He also delivered food to those in need.

He and Marjorie travelled the world during their beautiful marriage. His adventurous spirit was matched by hers, as they broadened their horizons and explored six continents during their six and a half decades together.

Stevie downhill skied until hanging up the boards at the age of 88. He also loved being on the sea – a passion that spanned a lifetime. From racing on the Mira river in homemade boats, sailing in the Bras d’Or Lakes and around the islands of Mahone Bay, to teaching his grandchildren how to sail “Staccato” and “Spectrum”, he loved where the wind would take him.

He was a member of First Baptist Church Halifax, the Halifax Probus Club, St Andrew's Masonic Lodge, and the Nova Scotia Senior Ski Club. He was a proud graduate of Sydney Academy (1948) and Dalhousie University (1952).

Arrangements have been entrusted to Snow's Funeral Home, with a family service planned for a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to First Baptist Church Halifax, the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, or charity of your choice.


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donald macleod

September 19, 2020

A great sunlife agent. I owe him so much for introducing me to sunlife. Just like my mother he was a Cape Bretoner for life.RIP Stevie.

Fabio Sani

September 19, 2020

I always enjoyed meeting you at a St.Andrews Lodge meeting or event. Your mentorship was most welcome, and your smile was always a welcome sight. Well done our good and faithful Brother!

Joan Morrison

September 18, 2020

Dear Marjorie and family,

Please accept my sincere condolences upon your loss of Stevie.
I first knew him through Dalhousie.
Over the years we crossed paths often through mutual friends and First Baptist Church.
Stevie always inspired a smile. His friendly nature was contagious.
May he rest in peace.
with love,

Shirley Rogers

September 18, 2020

Enjoyed many ski trips with Stevie and Marj. Stevie and my late husband Ralph did all the double black trails. Also went for a few sails at their cottage. Wonderful memories with wonderful friends.

Diane Casey

September 18, 2020

Mike and I send our sincere condolences to Marjorie , Janet and all the family . We really enjoyed Stevie as a neighbour on Marvin’s. He was so friendly , cheerful and caring. We think of you all very fondly.

Mike and Diane Casey

Bruce Reynolds

September 18, 2020

Marjie and Family:

So sorry to learn of Stevie's passing. Many fond memories of Park Street. You are all in our thoughts.

Bruce and Elaine Reynolds

Richard MacMichael

September 17, 2020

A great friend to Mom and Dad and a wonderful neighbour. Edward Laurie Drive won't be the same without Stevie. My deepest sympathies to Marg, Andrew, Janet, David and their families. You have so many wonderful memories to cherish.

Dianne Shaffner

September 17, 2020

Dear Margerie and family,
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your
dear Stevie. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Sincerely, Dianne and Vern Shaffner

Ingrid Montenarh

September 17, 2020

To the Stevenson Family.
My deepest condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in all the memories that he has left with you.
My thoughts are with you.

Nelson Metcalfe

September 17, 2020

To Marjorie and family: It was with sincere sadness that I read of the passing of "Stevie". Getting to know Stevie and his loving family was one of the highlights of my time as Minister of Visitation at FBCH. I appreciated his friendliness and sense of humor. I know he will be greatly missed by all of you. My prayer is that you will experience God's comfort, peace and hope in the days to come. (Rev.) Nelson Metcalfe

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