Ronald "Ronnie" Stevens

Obituary of Ronald "Ronnie" Stevens

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Ronald Howard Stevens Glace Bay It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Ronnie Stevens, age 70, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney with Beverly by his side. Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Howard and Catherine (MacDonald) Stevens. He attended Morrison High School, graduating in 1972. In his younger years, he was employed at a men’s clothing store, Canadian Tire, Purolator, and he cut pulp. Ronnie later became an Industrial Millwright Mechanic, becoming a Journeyman; he was a member of the Millwright Local 1178, travelling throughout the Maritimes and later out West retiring in 2018. In his younger years, Ronnie played Little League Baseball; he was on a swim team with school, and enjoyed playing broomball, he was the best defenseman and received the MVP in 1983. Ronnie also enjoyed watching a good game of hockey; he reflected on many fond memories with Beverly of going to see the Edmonton Oilers beat the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. Ronnie especially enjoyed going for drives with Beverly; Cabot Trail was as far as Ronnie wanted to go but with Beverly’s convincing they did go on some adventures, travelling near and far. He appreciated going fishing with his dad and was kind to animals. Ronnie is survived by his sister, Donna MacNeil; his soulmate of 41 years, Beverly MacDonald; her sisters, Joanne Usher, Shirley MacDonald (Ivan), her brothers, Gary and David (Joanne); as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ronnie was predeceased by sister-in-law, Florence MacDonald; brothers-in-law, Michael Usher, and George MacDonald; nephew and great niece. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS (902-849-4199) Donations may be made to the Diabetic Association of Nova Scotia. Words of comfort may be expressed to Ronnie’s family by visiting