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Alene "May" Stevens

September 11, 1924 ~ August 17, 2021 (age 96)


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alene “May” Stevens, 96 of Hantsport at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor on August 17, 2021.   Born in Avonport on Sept. 11, 1924, She was the daughter of the late David and Lillian (Hughes) Lockhart and the youngest child of 14.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

Mom met her husband of almost 60 years, Dave, while in nurse’s training in Yarmouth.  She moved to Hantsport in 1943 and Dad followed after WWII. 

She worked at CKF for 30 years and made many friends along the way.

Mom was a member of Helping Hand Rebekah Lodge and Past Nobel Grands for over 60 years.  She was a past secretary for the Windsor and District Labour Council, Local 576 Union and St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. She was also a Guide Commissioner with the Canadian Girl Guides and Brownies in Hantsport.

Mom loved to knit things for her family members and was famous for her homemade socks. Some of them even went in care packages for the troops overseas. She baked almost every day, donating to the St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Hantsport for their suppers and bake sales.  Her pies would fetch a pretty penny and she loved to give them to family and neighbors.  She enjoyed bowling in the Hantsport Ladies League for many years.  She loved to watch curling, baseball and hockey and especially enjoyed going to baseball games to watch her son-in-law, her grandson and then her great-grandson play and to hockey to watch her great-grandson play.  Many of these overnight trips, the boys would love to sit and listen to her many stories of the days of old.  They were astonished by every last detail.

She was predeceased by her husband Dave, sons Bill and Geoff, daughter Sandy Dunbar, sons-in-law Dave Best and Chuck Rogers.

She was also predeceased by her five brothers, Otto, Gladwin, David, Will and Stewart and 8 sisters Mildred, Grace, Ella, Lillian, Hester, Edna, Jenny and Effie.

She is survived by daughters Jean (Mike) Bevan of Beaverbank, Sylvia Best and Beth Rogers of Hantsport, son-in law Garth Dunbar of Hantsport and daughter in law Jean Stevens of East Loon Lake; grandchildren Suzanne Walker, Geoff Bevan (Allyson McCormack) and Carrie (Cliff) Hunter, Beverly (Hugh) Little, Liza (Merrill) Goodwin and Steven Best (Amanda Horsman) and Tammy (Tim)  Zwicker; great grandchildren Brad and Kyle Bevan and Calena Hunter, Bryce Rivard (Katie McCulley) , Kyle Johnston and Jaxon Best and Jacob Zwicker;  step great grandchildren Nicole and Jennifer Hunter, Wayne Zwicker,  Brennon  (Meghan Christopher) and Vicki Little and Elizabeth and Christopher Goodwin and step great great grandchildren  Cody Gallant and Adalyn Little

Donations in her memory may be made to HMCC Baseball Program, Hantsport Fire Department or a charity of your choice.

We would like to thank the staff of Shoreham Village and Dykeland Lodge for the care they gave to mom during her stay.

As per her wishes, Mom’s body has been donated to Dalhousie Department of Neuroscience.

A Celebration of Life service will be held from Monday August 23, 2021 from 2 pm to 4pm at the Hantsport Baptist Church, 6 Willow Street, Hantsport, N. S. Please bring your mask and abide social distancing guidelines.

Burial will be at a later date.


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