STEVENSON, ERIC “POPPY”

photo-24After a short battle with cancer, with his family and friends at his side, on Monday January 13, 2014 at Brampton Civic Hospital, at the age of 63 years. Loving husband of Geraldine. Dear father of Jackie, Shaun, Kema,  Jerry and his wife Lisa. Proud Poppy of Jermaine, Tyler, Darion, Jayden, Brayden and Keegan. Dearly remembered by many brothers, sisters and family , both here in Ontario and in St. John’s , Newfoundland. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Saturday January 18, 2014 at 1 p.m. the family home, 27 Donna Dr. Brampton.

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  1. Deb Foster
    Deb Foster says:

    I just read on Ruth’s Facebook wall of Eric’s passing. I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences go out to Geraldine, Jackie, Shaun, Kema and Jerry as well as all of his grandchildren and his siblings.
    Eric was an awesome person and I will never forget him. Although I haven’t seen him for many years he still holds a place close to my heart.

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  2. Margaret MacGregor
    Margaret MacGregor says:

    Such a wonderful guy to be taken so early. My condolences go out to the family. RIP Eric!

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  3. Axel Bauer
    Axel Bauer says:

    My deepest condolences to the Stephenson family and their many friends.

    I had the privilege of working with Eric from 1977 when we started up the new Barrier lines in Cryovac and then for over 30 years until we sadly shut down mfg in the plant in 2007. Even when we were on opposite sides of the table, Eric’s integrity and big heart always shone through his “gruff” exterior. I counted on him a great many times over the years and he always came through with hard work, determination and creativity. I often said openly “if only we had more guys like Eric here…”

    I’m sad to know he is no longer with us but, I take comfort that he is at peace and looking down on us with that great big smile of his.

    My kindest regards,
    Axel Bauer

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  4. glenn bedard
    glenn bedard says:

    I got the pleasure of meeting Eric in 1995 my first year at Cryovac and he was one of the first people to make me feel welcome when i started. As many before me have said Eric would help with anything you asked, he may complain a bit before hand but you knew that what you asked him was going to get done. As the manager of the warehouse since 2000 Eric became one of my go to people for any problem that came up. My thoughts are with the family as i know the last 3-4 years have been especially difficult, but beyond those perly gates now walks a special angel willing to help anybody.

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  5. Carol Watts & Marg Oldford
    Carol Watts & Marg Oldford says:

    To see the smile we brought upon our brother Erics face when we stood beside his bed. Brought great happiness to us at a time so very sad. For our brother to know we were here and call us by name made us feel so very good about the fact that we came. Eric resides in Heaven and we find comfort in that now, he suffers no more that makes our hearts feel great. Where he is right now is a wonderful place.
    We will miss u always. Lots of love to all the family.

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  6. Michelle Stevenson
    Michelle Stevenson says:

    Aunt Gerdaline and Family. .Thinking of you all at this sad time..
    I remeber Uncle Eric on his many visits here to Newfoundland.Know that he is at peace now and has his Big Brother to take care of him.

    To Uncle Kevin I know your hurting but Uncle Eric is at peace now. Cherish your memories that you both shared and keep him.close to your heart..Thinking of you..

    To Aunt Carol Aunt Marg Uncle Gerry and family. .I know yourall hurting but know Uncle Eric is at peace now.Keep his memories close to your heart..Thinking of you all at this sad time.

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  7. Jason, Amy & Madelyn Beer
    Jason, Amy & Madelyn Beer says:

    We are saddened to hear of the passing of Eric. Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you and your family.

    Jason, Amy & Madelyn Beer

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  8. Sonya Richardson (Ward)
    Sonya Richardson (Ward) says:

    Geraldine and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Its been a very long time since I’ve seen you all. I know that Eric will be truly missed.

    Its not, how did he die, but how did he live? Not, what did he gain, but what did he give? These are the units to measure the worth of a man as a man, regardless of birth. Not what was his church, nor what was his creed? But had he befriended those really in need? Was he ever ready, with word of good cheer, to bring back a smile, to banish a tear? Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, but how many were sorry when he passed away? We will miss you Eric…..<3

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  9. jean hadfield
    jean hadfield says:

    TO THE FAMILY OF A SPECIAL MAN,PLEASE KNOW YOUR HUSBAND-DAD WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO NEW HIM.
    HIS BARK WAS WORSE THAN HIS BITE,HE WOULD HELP ANYONE IF HE COULD.
    MAY GOD PUT HIS ARMS AROUND HIM AND GIVE HIM A GREAT BIG HUG FROM HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

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  10. Jim & Phyllis
    Jim & Phyllis says:

    Our condolence to you. Jim would like to express how much Eric will be missed. Our thoughts are with the family

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  11. Jim & Phyllis
    Jim & Phyllis says:

    We would like to send our condolences. Jim personally would like to let you know that you will be missed.Our thought are with the family at this time

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  12. Connie and Steve stockwell
    Connie and Steve stockwell says:

    To my dear friends Caro, Alex, Christian and all the family . Carol, I didn’t know your brother but I sure know you and your family while reading all the condolences I was thinking wow I guess her brother was like her a very big kind heart!! I’m sure at this time your big heart is broken and cryin but always remember your happy times. Remember he is always in your heart looking down on you with no pain or suffering just a smile on his face . It’s hard sometimes to find the right words to say but just know you are all in my thought and Carol know we love you very much !! Xo

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  13. Bernadette McDonald
    Bernadette McDonald says:

    On behalf on my family with a heavy heart we send you thoughts and prayers for togetherness in this time of sorrow. Our families have interacted throughout many years of happiness and even our own sorrow but the one thing that always been consistent is support of one another in a time of need. . We may not speak for long periods of time but let me assure you that you are always in our/my thoughts. The world has lost a kindred spirit and will deeply be missed. Love and light for a speedy healing of the heart. Love Always “The McDonald’s”.

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  14. Bernadette Connors
    Bernadette Connors says:

    Sheila, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

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  15. Sherry (Stevenson) Dowden
    Sherry (Stevenson) Dowden says:

    Dearest Geraldine & Family..We share comfort in knowing Eric is no longer suffering. We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without Eric.. Thinking of you all ad this sad time… Sherry, Wally & Kyra Edmonton, AB…

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  16. Barb Whalen
    Barb Whalen says:

    Geraldine & Family ,Our Thoughts & Prayers ARE With You At This Difficult Time … Heaven Got A Special Angel. When They Opened Those Gates … R.I.P. Eric… (( CUZ ))

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  17. Dee ad Dave Gliese
    Dee ad Dave Gliese says:

    Our deepest condolences Geraldine and the entire family on your loss. Eric will be truely missed. I had the pleasure of working with Eric for 32½ years and he was my partner in crime for the last 6 of them when we worked in Receiving together to the very end of the closure. He will never be forgotten.

    Sorry and saddened that we won’t we able to make the Memorial gathering on the 18th as we will be away for our 30th wedding anniversary but we will be thinking of you all in this sad time and we will be toasting a glass of Rum in honour of Eric. 🙂

    R.I.P. Eric (my Little Buddy)

    Dee and Dave Gliese

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  18. Heather Martin & Damian Whitten
    Heather Martin & Damian Whitten says:

    To the Stevenson & Kielley Families: Sorry to hear of Eric’s passing, I read in a book recently that sums it all up: “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, LOVE leaves a memory no can steal.”
    May Eric now rest in peace. Keep his memories close to your heart & with the help of Family & Friends you will get through this terrible time.
    Take Care & God Bless

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  19. Kema & Brayden
    Kema & Brayden says:

    God’s Garden ~ by Anonymous
    God looked around his garden
    And He found an empty place.
    And then He looked down upon the earth,
    And saw your tired face.
    He put His arms around you,
    And lifted you to rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He always takes the best.
    He knew that you were suffering,
    He knew you were in pain,
    He knew that you would never
    Get well on earth again.
    He saw the road was getting rough,
    And the hills were hard to climb,
    So He closed your weary eyelids,
    And whispered “Peace be thine.”
    It broke our hearts to lose you.
    But you didn’t go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    Miss Me, but Let Me Go ~ by Anonymous

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  20. Kema & Brayden
    Kema & Brayden says:

    For my Daddy
    God’s Garden ~ by Anonymous
    God looked around his garden
    And He found an empty place.
    And then He looked down upon the earth,
    And saw your tired face.
    He put His arms around you,
    And lifted you to rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He always takes the best.
    He knew that you were suffering,
    He knew you were in pain,
    He knew that you would never
    Get well on earth again.
    He saw the road was getting rough,
    And the hills were hard to climb,
    So He closed your weary eyelids,
    And whispered “Peace be thine.”
    It broke our hearts to lose you.
    But you didn’t go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    Miss Me, but Let Me Go ~ by Anonymous

    From his Little Girl and Poppys Buddy

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  21. Laura Beer
    Laura Beer says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Stevenson family during this difficult time. May Eric “poppy” rest in peace.

    Love,
    Laura Beer (Tyler’s sister)

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  22. joan.abbott
    joan.abbott says:

    THINKING OF ALL THE STEVENSON FAMILY @ THIS DIFUCULT TIME !!! GOD BLESS !! HOLD ONTO YOUR MEMORIES !!! JOAN .SHERRY ,CHRIS AND THERE FAMILYS !!! <3

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  23. Kema Stevenson & Brayden Irving
    Kema Stevenson & Brayden Irving says:

    To Daddy From Your Little Girl

    God saw you getting tired,
    When a cure was not to be.
    So He wrapped his arms around you,
    and whispered, “come to me.”

    You didn’t deserve what you went through,
    So He gave you rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best

    And when I saw you sleeping,
    So peaceful and free from pain
    I could not wish you back
    To suffer that again.

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  24. Debbie Cormier
    Debbie Cormier says:

    Condolences to the family, may he R.I.P. God Bless Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

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  25. Barbara Van Arsda;e
    Barbara Van Arsda;e says:

    Sending prayers and our condolence for the loss of Eric.. May he RIP. May the happy memories you have made together console his wife and children,

    Don and Barbara (England) Van Arsdale

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  26. Leo & Liz Kielley
    Leo & Liz Kielley says:

    Rest in peace my dear brother .. I will hold the times we had dear to my heart . Sending my thoughts and love to your family at this .. Gone but never forgotten my dear brother – until we again Xoxox

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  27. Dorothy Clieff
    Dorothy Clieff says:

    My condolences go out to Eric’s family and friend’s, especially all the people of Cryovac.
    He will be dearly missed. My daughter Cheryl also sends her deepest sympathy and hopes that Eric is riding his motorcycle all the way to heaven.

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  28. Andrew Ryan
    Andrew Ryan says:

    Uncle Eric you will be missed and always loved.. The trailer won’t be the same without you, no more late Friday nights… have a couple of drinks you telling me about back in the day I will miss all that.. Tell pop I said hi and I miss him have a drink together for me up there and I will have one for you guys down here….forever in my heart love you ..

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  29. Correna Rennie-Barton
    Correna Rennie-Barton says:

    My heart goes out to the entire family during their time of mourning. Eric was a sensational person and would have helped just about anybody if it was possible for him to do so. His heart was bigger than any other I have known, and his happy-go-lucky character was something that will always be cherished and remembered both professionally and personally.
    Eric, if I wasn’t pregnant, I would happily drink a shot of Jack Daniels or Screech (even though I cannot stomach either) to celebrate your life – because I know you would do no less for anybody else. Instead, I will grab a large regular from Tim Hortons with a Duchie and fondly remember you for the wonderful man you were – and always will be. You will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace.

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  30. Cheryl Clieff
    Cheryl Clieff says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time as you mourn and celebrate Eric’s life. I used to work with Eric at Cryovac/Sealed Air and visiting him was by far the highlight of my day. I used to tease him about being a newfie and he used to tell me about his great motorcycle adventures. I am sad to see him go, but I am comforted by the fact that he’s probably tearing it up all over heaven on that harley!

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  31. Amanda Miners
    Amanda Miners says:

    Thinking of you all. Eric was truly an awesome man. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May u R.I.P Eric

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  32. Randy , Judy & Matthew Stevenson
    Randy , Judy & Matthew Stevenson says:

    Our thoughts are with Geraldine & Family ,Kevin & Ruth . Uncle Eric was a great man and will be missed….

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  33. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Deeply saddened of the news of Eric’s passing. He was one of the kindest, caring & funniest man I’ve ever had the pleasure to know. The world has lost a beautiful soul but the heavens have gained an angel. Condelences, love & strength to the Stevenson Family. RIP Uncle Eric, gone but never forgotten!
    Love,
    Beamer❤️

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  34. Tina Toste
    Tina Toste says:

    Lisa, Jerry – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time; Eric will live in your hearts forever.

    Tina

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  35. Kathy Gallagher
    Kathy Gallagher says:

    Lisa, Jerry and Family.
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

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  36. Kema Stevenson & Brayden Irving
    Kema Stevenson & Brayden Irving says:

    My Daddy ( Poppy) was the most amazing man any little girl or grandson could ask for. I will miss you dearly and you will never be forgotten by me or Brayden. You will truly be missed by all. I’ll see you again one day. Love Always Your Little Girl and Little Buddy

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  37. Mike Di Paolo
    Mike Di Paolo says:

    MY deepest sympathies for Jerry & Lisa. So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  38. Lisa Stevenson
    Lisa Stevenson says:

    You were the best father in law anyone could ask for. You truly deserve to rest in peace. Luv always…Your girl with the broom.

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  39. beverly levie
    beverly levie says:

    My Thoughts are with you at this time. Eric was a big part of my family and will be missed. Eric I will see you on the side when we once meet again

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  40. Nicole Barbosa
    Nicole Barbosa says:

    Keeping the Stevenson family in my thoughts are prayers. My condolences to you & your family during this difficult time. May the memory of Poppy live on through the love that his family shares <3

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  41. Martha Nixon
    Martha Nixon says:

    Jerry Lisa and family.

    So sorry for the loss of your wonderful Father and Grandfather. I know you will miss him very much.

    Thinking of all of you.

    Martha Nixon

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  42. Filomena Alves
    Filomena Alves says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. May you find comfort in each other at this time of need.

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