Charles James Stevenson

October 9, 1926 to February 7, 2022


Born in Harbour Grace on October 9, 1926, passed away at home on February 7, 2022.  In his 96th year, as Dad would say.

Predeceased by his parents, Samuel and Hettie Stevenson and his sister Jennie Alley.

Lovingly remembered by Clarissa Jane (Keeping) his loving wife of almost 67 years; children, Charlene MacLaughlan (Pat), Susan Stevenson (Shawna), Scott Stevenson (Helene); grandchildren, Mark and Stephen Bishop, Jennifer, Thomas and Grace Stevenson, Margaux, William and Loulou Loptson; his dear sister Nell Archibald; sister-in-law, Shirley Burgess; nieces, nephews, and his family of friends at the Masonic Park and beyond.

Charles was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather, and generous friend to all who knew him. He worked as Finance Manager with the City of St. John’s for over 40 years, and remained quick-witted, brilliant with numbers, amazing with cards and always on the move for his entire life. Charlie was an avid outdoorsman, loving his days in the country picking berries, hunting, spending hours by a pond or tending to his always spectacular vegetable gardens. A wonderful role model for us all.

Charles and Clarissa spent many years together travelling, taking long walks, and playing bridge whenever they could. From Paton Street to the Masonic Park, they truly loved life together.

We are all so grateful for the many kind gestures and messages during these days of reflection and extend our thanks to Darren and the wonderful community of the Masonic Park and the compassionate staff at Tiffany Village.

We held a “family farewell to Dad” yesterday and the interment will be at a later date. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

“He will be missed, but his legacy remains in us all.”



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Scott, Sue and family

I was so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember him well from my early days with the City of St. John’s . He always had a kind word or a fun remark.
Cherish your wonderful memories .
Our condolences

Heather and John

Aunt Cass, Charlene, Sue and Scott,
We are so saddened to hear of a Uncle Charles passing. What a life lived! Although you will miss him terribly, we hope that your cherished memories will bring much comfort and smiles to your face. We are thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

Cass, Scott, Charlene and Sue, I’m thinking of you all. Uncle Charles had a larger than life presence and left so many wonderful memories.

My sincere condolences to you and the family.
I remember you from working as life-guards in Bowring Park so long ago..
So sorry for your loss.

Aunt Cass, Charlene, Susan,, Scott and families.
We were so sorry and surprised to hear of Uncle Charl’s passing. He certainly lived life to the fullest. Over the years we enjoyed hearing his colourful stories he was always willing to share. May the many wonderful memories give you comfort .at this time.

Sorry to learn of Charlie.’s death.
I knew him as he was a fried of my uncle Bill Noel in Harbour Grace.

I was sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I hope your mom and family are coping as best as possible. You were so very lucky to have him for 96 years and I hope that your many memories, stories, pictures and friends will comfort you and your family.

Mrs. Stevenson, Charlene, Susan and Scott, I was saddened to hear of Mr. Stevenson’s recent passing. Mr. Stevenson was my boss when I first went to City Hall in 1969. Myself and Ron always enjoyed our Christmas visits to your home on Paten Street. He always had a story to tell – and he loved his poker. Please accept my sincere condolences at this sad time. Treasure all your memories and keep them close.


Heather Hennebury

Sue and family,

So sorry to see the passing of another pillar of the Summerville neighborhood. Your parents were always kind and welcoming to the multitude of young teens occupying the downstairs recroom. RIP Mr. Stevenson.

Take care,
Gail Hillyard Powell

Clarissa & Family
Una and I send our sincere condolences on the passing of Charlie. When I went to work for the City in 1968 he was my boss. A very pleasant man who always had a joke or a story to tell. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
Earl Biggs

Clarissa, sorry to learn of Charlie’s passing . We have fond memories of our bridge games together .Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Abbie and. Betty. Parsons

Clarissa, Shirley and family, it was sad to read of the passing of dear Charles. He was certainly a wonderful. Husband father and a friend to many.
Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Ruth Kenny

Clarissa and family so sorry to hear about Charlie my thoughs and prays are with you all rest in peace Charlie

Our condolences to all the family from Ron Sopers son Scott, Charlie was a good friend to our dad Ron, playing poker and other memories. May God bless him!!Scott Soper!

Sorry to hear Charles my toughs and prayers are with you I lost a great friend hope they know how to play cards in heaven rest in peace Charlie Jim brewer

Mrs. Stevenson, Charlene, Susan Scott and families,
Les and I extend our deepest condolences on the death of Mr. Stevenson. You were both wonderful next door neighbours on Paton St. Some of Dad’s fondest memories were of the times he and “Charl” spent in the woods and they spent many an hour chatting over the fence. They were wonderful years.

Les and Pauline (Benson) Tarrant

Clarissa and Family – My deepest condolences on the passing of your loved one. Charlie had a “presence” which will be missed by many. He had a zest for life and was an inspiration to us all. He would be over to Lester’s and back with two buckets of strawberries picked before we were finished breakfast!! You and Charlie were very welcoming to us when we came to “Court E” – we enjoyed some good times together. Cherish all the good memories you’ve made, take care of yourselves. Sincerely, Mary.

Sue, Scott and Family.. Mr. Stevenson will always have a place in my thoughts. He was such a pleasant man. My heartfelt sorrow for your loss. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

My deepest sympathies and warm wishes of peace at this time. Mr. Stevenson was always positive and pleasant and I am sure will be fondly remembered and missed by all who knew him.

Mrs. Stevenson, Susan, Scott & Charlene, I send my heartfelt condolences to you and the family and friends of Mr. Stevenson.

Charlene, I am sorry for your Dad’s passing. My sympathies and prayers are with you..

Clarissa and family,
So sorry to hear of Charles’s passing.. He will be remembered by all who knew him.
It was a delight to compete with him in Bridge .
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Boyd and Verna Smith.

Terry & I send our deepest condolences to my dear friend Charlene, your mom, Sue ,Scott & family. Charlene being friends for years II know how close you all were to your dad & the wonderful role model he was. Hold on to the loving memories of your sweet dad during this time. Love to you all xo

Sorry to hear of Mr. Stevenson’s passing. I started work in finance with him in the mid 70’s. So many memories. Witty and sharp. No doubt a life well lived. RIP Mr. Stevenson.

Sue and family, so sorry to hear for Charlie’s passing Ox What a wonderful life it was! Cherish all the precious memories of a life well lived ❤️ His larger than life personality and many jokes and sayings will always bring a smile to our faces. Sending lots of love and hugs your way oxox Take care, love Paul and Sharon

Charlene and family, it is always a difficult time when a parent passes, no matter what the age. Please know that my sympathies and prayers are with you at this time. God bless.

Deepest sympathies. Thoughts and prayers with you and family. Stay safe.

So sad to hear of Charlie’s passing.Thoughts and prayers to all the family……
.Gordon and Florence Letto

Dear Clarissa and Family – I had worked with the City of St. John’s for a while in the late 1960s and early 1970. It was there I came to know Charlie as a vey warm and pleasant man. After I left my job with the City my contacts with Charlie were sparse and so it was a pleasant surprise to renew our acquaintance again at Tiffany Village. Jeanne and I send sincere condolences to you and your family on Charlie’s passing.

Bob Hall

Mrs. Stevenson, Sue, Scott, Charlene & families
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a wonderful fellow; I always enjoyed our chats at volleyball matches and elsewhere. And I know he was respected and well liked during his working life at city hall.
Sincere condolences from Karen and I.

Mrs. Stevenson, Charlene, Susan, Scott and families,
Mike and I send our heartfelt condolences to each of you and to family and friends of Mr. Stevenson. He enjoyed a full and well lived life. We remember Mr. Stevenson, and your family, fondly through the lovely and special memories made over the many years of family friendship. May your warm and loving memories be a comfort to you all during this time.

My deepest condolences to Clarissa, Charlene, Susan and Scott and their families. Charles was a wonderful friend to our family and the time he spent fishing and hunting with my father was one of dad’s most cherished memories.
Rest In Peace.

I had the pleasure of working with Charlie at City Hall for over 20 years. He was always a stabilizing force in the office. His quiet manner, leadership and knowledge were respected by all. Most sincere condolences to the family on the loss of a true gentle-man.

Our sincere condolences to Clarissa and and all the family .I feel very privileged to have known Charlie , we had many good times and laughs together in the Masonic Garden . He is surely going to be missed ..
RIP my friend.

Clarissa, Charlene, Susan, Scott and all the family, Fred and I send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to you all. Please know that we share in your sorrow. After living next door to the Stevenson’s for so many years, the Gaulton family have so many fond and happy memories of great times spent with you all. Charlie always had a smile and hug when we saw him. Always happy to see us. He will be greatly missed. Please hold all your great memories of Charlie, close to your heart to help you all through this difficult time. Love to you all.

Scott, Clarissa, Sue and Charlene, my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies. Your dad/husband was such a wonderful man. He always made me feel so welcome. He and your mom were my parents away from home. You have such wonderful memories, keep them close and savoir each and every one. Rest in peace Mr. Stevenson.

Clarissa I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I only met him a couple of times when I went to clean for you., he was such a friendly man. Cherish your memories my love. RIP Mr Stevenson.

Scott, Sue and family. Our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your dad. He will always be remembered for his big smile and kind heart. We all strive to live a long and full life as he did. Our thoughts are with you all.
Tanya & Rich Haywood

Sorry to hear of Mr. Stevenson’s passing. My condolences to the family. I’ve only been in his company a few times but he was always a very friendly and pleasant man. RIP

To .Clarissa and family,Enjoyed Charlie for fourteen year living at Masonic Park… From his gardening ,darts and our get together s at our club.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.. Farewell Charlie you will be missed.Sarah and George Chafe

Saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing, cherish your special memories of a life well lived.