Wife of John, sister of Heather, mother of son, Ashley, and daughters, Nicola, Julia and Philippa; “Nana” of Dana, Cameron, Dylan, Nathan, Graydon, Avery, Addison and Cayley. Ann was a teacher in the sixties at Hillfield-Strathallan Schools and Westmount High School. In the seventies she graduated from the University of Toronto as a Speech Pathologist and spent her remaining working years with the Hamilton-Wentworth R.C. School Board. An avid reader and popular member of her Book Club, Ann was also a tennis player and fan of the game. She is loved and missed by her entire circle of friends and family. Friends and family are invited to Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main St. Dundas, on Thursday, August 25 from 5-7p.m. for a visitation. A Memorial Service will take place on Friday, August 26 at 11a.m. at the funeral home. Interment to follow. If desired, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Parkinson Society Canada.
To watch the livestream of the service: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=bdde2de9-f8fe-4211-badc-009e05769553
“The Purpose of Life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”
My sincere condolences to Ann’s family. For many years we were part of a lovely group of friends who got together in Dundas for potlucks and parties. Ann and John were always gracious hosts, Ashley would play the piano and the triplets were sweet little girls. Rest in peace, Ann.
I met Ann when I was courting her daughter, Nicky, about 27 years ago! Ann was so nice that I decided to marry Nicky and we’ve been married for 24 years. Ann is the most wonderful person and perfect mother-in-law. She sometimes had a hard time adjusting to my crazy energy and sense of humor but she treated me like one of the family from the very beginning. I remember our 3-hour long dinners talking about everything and enjoying plenty of great wine. Over the years, she taught me to appreciate curling and sherry. She was a great grandma to my three kids, never missing an opportunity to read to them. They always called her Nana so I also called her Nana for the past twenty years.
Ann Stevenson will be missed by her whole family and especially those who she welcomed into her amazing family. I’m lucky to have known her. I’ll miss you, Nana!!
So very sorry to read of Ann’s passing. My sincerest sympathies to John and his children and grandchildren.
Ann was very much loved by all my family and will be so very sadly missed.
We only had a few visits to Ann and John over the years due to the distance but Ann was always there for us in every way when we were together.
A great wife to John and a wonderful devoted mother.
Sadly missed by us all.
I first met Ann nearly 30 years ago when my wife Jane, my children Andrew and Emma and myself went to stay with John and Ann at their home in Dundas. My wife is John’s sister and we all loved spending time with John, Ann and the family (intermittently) during our stay. They all made us very welcome.
The thing that immediately struck me about Ann when I first met her was her beautiful nature. She was so calm and serene that it seemed that nothing would phase her and she was clearly the centre of the Stevenson clan. Ann was a lovely person and nice to be with, for me the photograph of her just exudes that sentiment perfectly. It is lovely.
Jane, Andrew, Emma and I are all privileged to be part of her wider family.
So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. A gentle lady who contributed greatly to Student Services, Speech Department Touched all she met with warmth and grace. She will be missed.
The first time I ever slept over at someone’s house was at John and Ann Stevenson’s. I was four and I lasted a few nights before I woke up John, Ann and Ashley and demanded to go home. Christmas visits with the Stevenson’s and Donnelly’s were magically. Ann was such a lovely woman. Sending the entire family all my love at this time of sadness. xoxox
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Ann will live on in our hearts and we hope your memories of her will provide you some comfort. Sending our love to you and your family.
Sincere condolences to Ann’s family for the passing of a Beautiful Soul.
I had the honour of working with Ann in the Speech department of the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board. She was caring, friendly, supportive, and warm. May God continue to enfold her in His/Her Love, throughout eternetity.
My sincere condolences to Ann’s family.
Ann was a beautiful, kind and very gracious lady. She will be missed. May she rest in eternal peace.
I was saddened to read the news of Ann’s passing last week. She was a wonderful mentor to me as a speech-language pathologist. I still quote her! She brought a wealth of knowledge and insight and she is the reason I began working at the school board many years ago. She was kind, caring, gracious and so generous with her time. I was always amazed and inspired by her stories of being a mother of triplets; returning to grad school when they were 5 years old, the bittersweet send-off to universities, etc. And of course of her son, whose quiet life changed the moment they were born! I remember her incredible compassion and palliative care of a colleague, staying up all night with her and working the next day. Ann was a rock and an inspiration to many of us. Her spirit lives on. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in memories of happy times together with her.
Although I was John’s colleague and friend at Parkside High School in the earlier years in Dundas, I got to know Ann as a neighbour and as a gracious hostess when I visited their home. She had a lovely personality that always put everyone at ease and one felt that one had her undivided attention in a conversation, even when kids were running around in the background. My sympathies to John and his family. I am sure she will be missed every day.
To Ann’s precious family…may your memories of her love, compassion and passion for all that is gracious and good in life keep her close to you forever. Please know that her life “made a difference” and impact on those with whom she interacted. She was a very sensitive, kind, caring and thoughtful person who went out of her way to support others. Ann was “there for me” and others whom she sensed were in need of a kind word, gesture and/or action and her responsiveness was sincere and impactful. A brilliant professional, emotionally intelligent leader and strong advocate for those most vulnerable in society, she left a legacy of faith, hope, charity and love. Her life truly “made a difference.”
It has been many years since I spent a summer working with Philippa at DCS, but I recall having the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Stevenson and witnessing her kind heart and love for her family. Sending my deepest condolences.