George Francklin "Jav" Stevenson Cdr (RCN) LCol (CF) (Ret'd)
Born: 25 March 1938
Died: 01 February 2019
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII on February 1, 2019. Born in Edmonton on March 25, 1938, Franck was the son of the late George and Anne Stevenson and is survived by his loving wife, Carol; children, Anna (Jeff), Alex (Natalie), Catherine (Jock); grandchildren, Morgan, Gavin, Caitlin, Oren, Laurel, Conall; sisters, Maureen (Gene), Kaaren (Loren), brother Walter (Mary) and many nieces and nephews.
Franck had a long career in the Canadian Military. As a graduate of the Venture Training program, he served as a Naval Aviator on numerous ships including the aircraft carriers USS Randolph and HMCS Bonaventure. He was a graduate of Saint Mary's University (BComm '73) and also served in various positions including Commanding Officer of 406 Squadron, Shearwater, liaison staff at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC and at National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa. Upon retirement from the military, he worked in industry until full retirement in 1997.
Franck was passionate about family and community, serving in a number of volunteer positions including President of GMLLOA, Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club, Dartmouth Visual Arts Society and Fundraising Chairman of the Shearwater Aviation Museum Foundation. He was a dedicated coach and official for his children's sports. He was also a well regarded artist and many friends and family proudly display his works. His love of art, adventure, nature, sports and music will live on through his family.
Many thanks to the 5W nurses and staff of Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII, for their care and support. Donations in Jav's memory may be made, in lieu of flowers, to Parkinson Canada, Canadian Mental Health Association or charity of your choice.
As per his wishes, Jav has been cremated. Friends and family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life gathering on Thursday, February 7th at 1:30 p.m., in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 216 School Street, Dartmouth with a reception to follow.
Online condolences can be made to www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel).
Published in The ChronicalHerald 04 February 2019.