CHARLES EDWARD (ED) STEVENSON
October 24, 1942 - August 21, 2021
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ed Stevenson, beloved husband, father, papa, brother-in-law, uncle and friend, on Saturday, August 21 at the age of 78 years.
Ed was born in Rivers, Manitoba on October 24, 1942, in his uncle’s bedroom at his grandmother’s house. He moved to Winnipeg as a young child and grew up there. He got his education and went to work with the Gore Mutual Insurance Company from 1961 until 1971, when he began his career with the Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation. He held a number of positions with MPI and retired in 1998 as the Salvage Manager for the province.
Dad’s greatest pride and joy was his family and he loved to spend time with them. Dad had a great sense of humor and was always quick with a joke. He loved to golf and enjoyed his DRED tour with great buddies Dick, Ray and Denis twice a year.
He and his second wife, Diane, were very blessed to have spent 18 years wintering in Mesa, Arizona where they did desert walks together and spent time with the many friends they made. He enjoyed hiking in the mountains, golfing, going to local jam sessions and woodworking, and spent many hours in the wood shop working on projects. Dad enjoyed taking casino trips with friends and family, even though the machines often made off with the better end of the deal.
Dad loved the guitar and would often listen to country music, particularly Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson. He loved all things country and western, John Wayne movies were his favorite. He could often be seen wearing his cowboy hat and never left home without his cowboy boots. He also loved horses and old cars, his favorite was the 1958 Chevy 2-door (hard top or convertible, he would’ve taken either). He was very fond of sweet treats, especially butter tarts and ice cream, and of course appreciated a good happy hour.
He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, Diane; children from his first marriage Shauna (Joe), Sherry (Rob), April (Randy) and Cory; grandchildren Brianne, Ryan, Jordan, Simone, Katrine, Madison (Erik), Mason, Reid, Mikenna, Cole and Gage; sisters-in-law Brenda (sister-wife (that would make dad lol out loud!)) and Marlene, brothers-in-law Gerry (Barb) and Jack, as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Dad was pre-deceased by his mother Ellen, father Charles, brother Bill and sisters Lorraine and Eleanor.
Above all, we want Ed to be remembered for his compassion, kindness, generosity, sense of humor, love of family and friends, honesty and integrity. He was a remarkable man who was very well-loved.
He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who had the good fortune to have known him.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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