STEVENSON, Richard Henry
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January 10, 1920 - May 8, 2012
Beloved husband of Sarah Aitken. Dear father of Matthew, Diana and Willa. Loving grandfather of Angela and William Stevenson, Marie and Sarah Draper, and Nicola and Jack Seguin. Father-in-law of Mondy Stevenson, Wyndham Draper and Terry Seguin. Brother- in-law of Colin Spencer, Allan Aitken and Jane Aitken. Predeceased by his parents, Reginald C. Stevenson, OC, OBE, CA and Ethel Plant, as well as his sister Audrey Spencer. During World War II, Dick served on board H.M.C.S. Athabascan until the ship was torpedoed and sunk during a battle in the English Channel. He was a prisoner of war in Germany until liberation in 1945, after which he returned to Montreal and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. His stimulating and rewarding career in the investment business spanned 50 years, and he enjoyed every minute. Following in his father's and grandfather's footsteps, Dick was an avid sailor all his life, racing first for the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club, and then on Lac Manitou in the Laurentians. Our family is grateful to Dick's caregivers, particularly Twaha Kivumbi and Vladimir St. Elien, for their years of constant support. Funeral on Friday, May 18th, 10:30 a.m., at the Mount Royal Crematorium, 1297 Chemin de la Foret, Outremont. Instead of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society, 5165 Sherbrooke St. W., #211, Montreal, QC, H4A 1T6 or www.alzheimer.ca would be greatly appreciated.
Published in The Gazette from May 11 to May 12, 2012