1920 - 2008
STEVENSON, Elayne Dawson. 1920 - 2008. In Deux Montagnes on May 17, 2008, aged eighty-seven. Widow of the late Alan H. Stevenson. Loving mother of Alana (Rick), late Sparkle, Casey (Stan), Alicia Lou (Maurice) and Bobbi (Dave). Grandmother of thirteen, great-grandmother of four, sister of Beryl and Linwood. She also leaves to mourn many nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Les Salons Funeraire Guay Inc., 1004 Oka Road, Deux-Montagnes. Funeral service at All Saints church of Deux Montagnes on Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to All Saints Church or St. Eustache Hospital Foundation, would be appreciated.
Published in the Montreal Gazette on 5/24/2008.
Some guestbook entries from the Gazette:
June 10, 2008
Good morning Mom. I'm just having my coffee and thinking this would be the exact kind of morning where we would just sit and you'd want to know every detail of the past weekend. "Where we went, what we did, who we saw, what they said....." We are all so proud of how everything went and know you would have loved it. We are getting lots of credit but really we just showed up - I guess you were the big draw, no surprise. Between #3 doing her wonderful eulogy and #1's beautiful message on this guestbook, they covered it all. And who would have thought #5 would do so well! You'd love having her and hers staying here with her friends dropping in, not to mention all the friends and family who have been around the whole time. As we wind down from your big day it feels as if we have part of some very special events. We miss you (every minute) and love you and hope you are proud of how we are doing. Love #4
Alicia Lou Stevenson (Deux Montagnes, QC)
June 8, 2008
On June 7. 2008 at 11:00AM we had your "Farewell Party" as you liked to call it. The Church Service was beautiful, so personalized for all you stood for. It went better than any of us could have ever hoped for. You will always be remember as a very Special Lady to us, the 150 plus people who attened your service and anyone else who had the opportunity of knowing you.
We know it was your time to go but that will never stop us from missing you until we meet again. XXXXOOOO
Casey Rose (Deux Montagnes, QC)
June 8, 2008
Well, yesterday we celebrated your life without you. We, your girls, feel we did a job you would have approved of whole heartedly. Your chosen Minister, David, gave a service and a tribute that almost everyone in the church felt touched by. Your #3 daughter Casey, gave a eulogy that covered the way most of the people that knew you, and loved you, felt did you a great honor, including your other 3 daughters, not 1 of which was up to the task. The church had standing room only and the tears that were shed for our loss were shared by almost everyone who attended. We so very proudly showed the DVD that #1 grandson Dominic had created of your life and people were actually stunned at the beauty and depth of all you single-handedly accomplished. We, your daughters so loved and will miss you, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an exceptional life and upbringing that allowed us to grow, marry, and raise families of our own with the same morals and principals with which you instilled in each of us. Good bye mum, may you forever rest in peace with Sparkle and Daddy and all the rest of the people who have gone before you. Until we're together again. All my love, #1 daughter, .....Alana xoxoxoxo
Lana Stevenson Brebner (Two Mountains, QC)
May 26, 2008
My Dear Aunt Elayne. So many wonderful memories to cherish. I remember being so warmly welcomed in your home because you are a loving person, I remember golfing in Two Mountains and Calgary with you because you are a fun person to be with, I remember your love and interest in my first grandchild because you love babies. And now you can do all these things in Heaven with Sparkle and we have our memories. May God keep you. Bye for now
Carol Kyle (Calgary, AB)
May 24, 2008
My sincerest condolences to all of the Stevenson extended family and to all of grandmother's many, many friends. It seemed like only yesterday that Jane and I visited her in Two Mountains before coming out west and chatted about old times, old friends and, of course, her latest golf triumphs. Could anyone else have had so many holes-in-one? I think not! You were blessed with the luck of the Irish and we were blessed to have walked alongside you. Goodbye for now Grandmother. Your smile and eternal optimism shall be missed by all of us who had the pleasure to know you.
Tom Cooper (Westbank, BC)