DR. WALTER CLEGG "JOLY" STEVENSON

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DR. WALTER "JOLY" CLEGG STEVENSON, M.A., M.B., B.Ch, M.F.O.M. (RCPI), M.P.H. (HARVARD) Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, Fellow of the Aeronautics and Space Institute, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ireland, Consultant Physician Aviation, Occupational and Preventative Medicines Age 92 and with his loving family at his side, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital, Moncton, NB, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 following a brief illness. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he was the son of the late Walter Clegg and Hilda (Davis) Stevenson. Beloved husband for fifty-eight years to Maisie (Ann Mary, nee Kiernan). Loving father to Siobhan and Aisling (Chiasson). Admired and loved father-in-law to Michel Chiasson and grandfather to Charlotte, Chloe and Lily Chiasson. Adored master to Monty. Uncle to Sabastian, Conrad, Natalie (Sherrard) and Simone, as well as uncle to his life-long friend, Russell Jackson's son, Bryan Jackson. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by daughter, Sinead and son, Damien; and brothers, John and David. Joly trained as a pilot with the RAF during World War II and flied sorties out of Burma. Following the war (and like his father before him) he studied medicine at Trinity College (Dublin) and graduated in 1953. In 1959 he completed a Masters of Public Health at Harvard University's School of Public Health. Joly continued to work for the Royal Canadian Air Force until August 1975, his specialty and passion was aviation medicine. After retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Joly went on to a second career in occupational medicine working for a number of public and private organizations. He also worked as a special intern in family practice at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children and at the Sunnybrook Medical Centre. Up until his death, he remained active in his field, attending conferences and keeping up with the latest research. In his off hours, Joly loved working his farm in Picton, Ontario, spending time with his family, watching motor races (he raced in the Monte Carlo rally in 1953) and working out at the gym. His approach to medicine was preventive: work out daily and everything in moderation. The quality of his life and his health to the end was a testament to those values he held dear. He was a man of remarkable dignity. He was a man of rare honour. His spirit lives on in all who knew and loved him. Visitation and Prayer Service was held at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (506-858-1995) on Monday, May 26, 2014, conducted by Rev. Laurence Quin-Morris. Interment Cherry Valley, Ontario. In Joly's memory, donations to Canadian Mental Health Association or the would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

Published in the Toronto Star from May 28 to May 29, 2014
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