Visitation

2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 8 at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St at Richmond

Service

Private family graveside service

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50 Years

CARING • HELPFUL • TRUSTED

Robert Stevenson

Death Notice

STEVENSON, Robert J. - Peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Sunday, March 3, 2013, Bob (Steve) Stevenson of London, age 80. Loving and loved husband of Mary Louise (Meezie). Dearly loved father of Kathy (Jim Collings), Doug (Margaret), David (Julie) and Karen (Chris Evered). Dear grandfather (Papa) of Robert Collings, Brianna, Michael, Erin Stevenson, Andrew and Megan Stevenson, Caitlin and Matthew Evered. Predeceased by his parents Peg and Dan and younger brother, Ross. Bob had a tremendous interest in sports that started during his elementary school years at Lord Roberts P.S. London. From there to London Central Collegiate Institute where he played hockey and football. After high school he played football with the K-W Dutchmen in the O.R.F.U. Marriage plans interrupted and he signed with the London Lords, to be closer to home. His love of hockey took him to the Oakridge Arena where he coached for the Oakridge Optimists for forty years. He always said he felt younger when he was on the ice practising and scrimmaging with young players. Bob was very proud to see how the players he coached grew up and became fine young men. His memory was fantastic, filled with names and statistics. Any family member knew they could always turn to him for an answer to any sports question. His love for and interest in sports kept him forever "young". The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge the kind and compassionate care given to Bob by the V.O.N. Palliative Care Team and the nurses in the Palliative Care Unit C 6, Victoria Hospital. Cremation has taken place. Visitation on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. Private family graveside service at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Oakridge Optimists Hockey program, the London Food Bank or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.