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Carl Mallam Stevenson

 STEVENSON    Carl Mallam  April 14, 1939 - June 11, 2019B.Sc (Hon), M.Sc, Memorial    University of NewfoundlandCarl Mallam Stevenson passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, in the presence of family at the
STEVENSON Carl Mallam April 14, 1939 - June 11, 2019B.Sc (Hon), M.Sc, Memorial University of NewfoundlandCarl Mallam Stevenson passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Complex on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, in the presence of family at the age of 80, after a valiant fight against cancer. He is predeceased by his parents William and Phyllis Stevenson, his sister June (Ray), and his loving wife and friend of 52 years, Wendy. He will be greatly missed by brothers Rodney (Barbra-Jane), Robert (Gill), Sandra (Patrick), and Paul (Brenda), and their children, and especially-so by his own children Christopher (Sandra) of St. John's, Jonathan (Rennie) of Brampton, Timothy (Emma) and Rachel, of Montreal; and grandchildren Katherine, Jennifer and their mother Michelle, Geraint and Rafe and their mother Monica Squires, Miriam Stevenson, and Veronica and James Stevenson. He is remembered and mourned by his loving wife Deanne to whom he was recently married, and her son Mark (Nicole), daughter Heather (Sean Macneill), and their five grandchildren Clara, Lewis and Elliott Peters; and Sophie and Anna Macneill, who came to quickly love Carl, and by brother-in-law Marc of San Francisco, California; and also by many other relatives and family friends, in North America and abroad. Carl Stevenson was born in Harbour Grace, and moved to St. John's to attend University, studying experimental physics, and spent a year in Heidelberg, Germany, under a DAAD scholarship. Because of this there are many friends in the German community in St. John's and Europe. Passionate about music, Carl also joined the St. John's Choir when a young student, where he met Wendy. As well as being a devoted and loving husband and father, he was passionate about music and was President of the Gower Street United Church Choir for over 40 years, also singing in the MUN Festival Choir with his wife and father-in-law for several years. Carl was a founding member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, in which he was always a stalwart member of the double-bass section to the very end. He always encouraged student musicians, and gave musically wherever he could - for example leading the annual Christmas Carol sing-alongs at the Marine Institute, where he was a physics lecturer before retirement. In addition to music, Carl was also a noted and well-respected local artist, painting and giving exhibitions since the early 1970's; the Evening Telegram has described him as "The Renaissance Man", and he has presented artwork to Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and Lady Diana during their visit to Newfoundland in 1983. Carl and Wendy both loved to cook, and their children and friends were continually introduced to adventurous cuisine adopted from their myriad travels and friends through their years together; his signature smoked salmon, something he taught himself to do in the 1970's (building his own smoker), was well-loved by all. Carl would disappear to pick wild mushrooms whenever he could, and always made wine. In addition to all of these things, his early interest in astronomy and space science was also very formative for his children. Always quick with a joke, Carl was a "people person". He will be missed by many. Much thanks to the medical staff and associates at the Health Sciences Complex for all their care and compassion. Visitation is at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue on Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, and Thursday June 13, 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. All are invited to a celebration of Carl's life at Gower Street United Church at 2:00 PM on Friday June 14th. Interment next to his departed wife Wendy will take place at the Coughlan United Church Cemetery, Harbour Grace, at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 15th. Flowers gratefully accepted, or in lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made in Carl's memory to Gower Street United Church. "Sunset and evening star And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar, When I put to sea, But such a tide as moving seems asleep, Too full for sound and foam, When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of fairwell, When I embark; For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have cross'd the bar." (Tennyson)

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