Stevens, John Ernest

Stevens, John Ernest

May 18th, 2015

Suddenly at home on Monday, May 18, 2015, John Ernest Stevens, of Lucan, in his 73rd year.  Beloved husband of Karen (née Watts) and loving stepfather of James Cathcart.  Survived by his sisters Dr. Gail Darling (Geoffrey Church), of Toronto, and Heather Wilmot, of Oregon.  Loving uncle of Connor, Gordon and Emma Small.  Cremation has taken place.  A Masonic Service, under the auspices of London Daylight Lodge No. 735, will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, followed by visitation from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.  The Memorial service will be conducted in the chapel at 1:00 p.m.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of John are asked to consider the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, the London Regional Cancer Program or their charity of choice.

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Cindy Ivanitz (nee Wood)Dear Karen, so sorry to hear of John's passing. Thinking of you! Cindy.
Tom HaightBoth Annette and I are holding you in our prayers.
Bev BartlettDear John, Somehow calling you a neighbour or a friend just isnt enough. You were like a Grandpa; always helpful and always caring. I loved your stories, enjoyed your sense of humour, marveled at your wit and always appreciated your advice. Im so glad we became friends. I know that the wearing out process of aging and illness is unstoppable and it has taken you away; but, I also know that youre not really gone. Your memory, knowledge and love will always be with us. Ill say hi and thanks every time I see an onion ring or crispy home-fry shaped cloud because I know thats where youll be smiling down on us from. Enjoy the feast at Gods table where theres always a fresh pot of coffee to fill your cup, plenty of grapes to peel, and the most delicious strawberry-rhubarb pie. Peace and love, Bevie P.S. Odie and I will always be there for dear Karen, Kate and Dexter.
Jason R Ivanitz Dear Karen, Please accept my heart felt condolences regarding the passing of John. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your family during this difficult time.
Tonya SimonsKaren, We are so sorry to hear about John. We are only 2 houses from you so please let us know if you need any help. We are thinking of you. Tonya and Ron
Steve & Susan HorneI can't here the words "ham scrabbled with onion rings" without thinking of you. Thank you for allowing me to get to know you, I wish there was more time. Thank you for being a big brother for Steve.
Pat and Bill BennDear Karen and Family: May the thoughts and prayers sent your way help you through this difficult time.
Rick McLeodThank you for being there for the Masons of London East and West for these many years. Your continued support and service to the Districts has helped and inspired many good men to become better. You will be missed not only for your service but for your friendship, advice and the example you set. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Tom LockeOn behalf of the 2015 London East and West Senior Wardens please allow me to convey our deepest condolences to John's family as well as his fraternal (Masonic) family. We will miss you brother!
Joanne HardyDear Karen & family: So sorry to hear of John's passing. I always enjoyed my visits and despite the fact that John was often not feeling well, he was always friendly and made me feel at home. He was so fortunate to have such a great caregiver! My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Evelyne RollingsDear Karen and Jamie, so sorry to read of Johns passing. He put up a great fight. but he is at peace now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Evelyne , Harvey and family
Rose KuchynskiHi Karen and all your family, Our heartfelt condolences to you all on the passing of John. We are so glad we had such a nice visit with him when he was at UH. His struggle is over and we hope you find peace. We will see you on Tuesday at the memorial service. Warm regards, Rose and Flo
Chris MortlockToday we officially say goodbye to one of the finest Masons in the London East & West Districts. Over the years we have been blessed to have John as our Brother, Master, Travelling Companion, District Deputy Grand Master, Mentor and Friend. What will we do without our RW Brother? How will we keep informed in our districts without his "Nudge"? John, you will forever be in our hearts and minds as we continue our Journey in this place we call home. We look forward to seeing you again, in the Grand Lodge Above, that spiritual dwelling in the Heavens. We are comforted by knowing that you will be well and truly received by our Brethren who have passed before you. We also know, that you will be arranging everything there for our future as you did for us down here. Be well my friend, I will miss our long chats, your council, and most of all your unconditional friendship. Forever Yours in the Faith.
Chris MortlockToday we officially say goodbye to one of the finest Masons in the London East & West Districts. Over the years we have been blessed to have John as our Brother, Master, Travelling Companion, District Deputy Grand Master, Mentor and Friend. What will we do without our RW Brother? How will we keep informed in our districts without his "Nudge"? John, you will forever be in our hearts and minds as we continue our Journey in this place we call home. We look forward to seeing you again, in the Grand Lodge Above, that spiritual dwelling in the Heavens. We are comforted by knowing that you will be well and truly received by our Brethren who have passed before you. We also know, that you will be arranging everything there for our future as you did for us down here. Be well my friend, I will miss our long chats, your council, and most of all your unconditional friendship. Forever Yours in the Faith.
Michele MichaelisDear Karen and Jamie, My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. John will be greatly missed but he is at peace now. So glad I was able to visit before winter to spend some time with you and John. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always, Michele Michaelis
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