September 15, 1943 – October 8, 2021
It is with heavy hearts we announce Jim Stevenson passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his girls.
Born in Toronto on September 15, 1943. Predeceased by his loving brothers: John, Bob, and Billy and survived by David. Beloved husband of Wendy and caring father to Jennifer, Amy, Sally and Lindsay. Devoted grandfather (Bopa) of Lowell, Owen, Avery & Carlin.
Jim proudly taught Geography in Toronto for 35 years, retiring from Malvern Collegiate. He led a full life guided by the principles of social responsibility, integrity, and commitment to the community that left a lasting imprint.
In 1998 Jim and Wendy moved to Victoria and began an adventure of a lifetime. Jim loved exploring BC with his pals; climbing mountains, cycling trails and engaging in nature. He especially loved his Sunday “Church of the Holy Forest” hikes with Wendy and friends, always followed by a picnic. When the golf course challenged him on any day, he would say “I didn’t play very well, but oh my, it was so beautiful and I had such fun.”
A few of Jim’s amusements included dinner bridge with wine and Saturday crosswords with coffee. Deep singing was especially meaningful to him as his glioblastoma progressed. His most cherished moments were when he was surrounded by family, laughing and playing games.
Jim was adored by family and many friends. His laughter, joy and smile lit up every room. In every way he was a blessing in our lives. A stabilizing force that leaves us with a legacy of living life with gratitude.
In lieu of flowers, please consider an act of kindness for someone in need or a donation to your local food bank in Jim’s name. A celebration of Jim’s life will be planned at a later date.