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Issue: 4 December 1944
Title: Col. W. Stevens Burial Tuesday
Monday, December 4, 1944
Col. W. Stevens Burial Tuesday
Well-Known E.T. Figure Dies at Lennoxville
A funeral service will be held in St. Ann's Church, Richmond, Que., at 2 p.m. tomorrow for Lieut.-Col. William Richard Stevens, a well-known figure in the activities of the Eastern Townships who died at Lennoxville, Que., convalescent home yesterday on his 80th birthday.
Born at Kirkdale, Que., Colonel Stevens was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Stevens of that place. He was educated at St. Francis College, Richmond and from his youth was a member of the 54th Battalion (militia), rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. During the last war he went overseas with the 116th Battalion as a major. Returning to Canada he became a member of the Soldiers' Settlement board.
Colonel Stevens spent the greater part of his life in Richmond except for his years overseas and one year before the war in western Canada. He served for many years as secretary of the Richmond Agricultural Association and the Richmond Protestant School Board.
He is survived by his wife, the former Gertrude Trenholme of Richmond and three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Dickson, Mrs. Stanley Dickson and Mrs. Frank Calcutt, all of Montreal.
Burial will be in St. Ann's Cemetery Richmond.