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John Cochrane "Curly" Stevenson (1909-1959)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, November 19, 1959

Headline: Funeral Rites For Curly Stevenson Here, 1959

    Yukon residents were shocked by the sudden death on November 11 of John Cochrane (Curly) Stevenson. A long-time resident in the north, he was well-liked and respected in many parts of the territory.

    Born March 17, 1909 in Toronto, the late Mr. Stevenson came to the territory in 1922. For many years he worked at mining in the Bear Creek area. While in Dawson City, he married the former Marjorie Hoggan in 1934.

    The family moved to Whitehorse in 1947. From that year until 1958, Curly worked as an equipment operator for Northwest Highway System at points along the Alaska Highway. He joined the Department of Transport in September last year and was working for them at the time of his death.

    Funeral services for the late Mr. Stevenson were held Mon-... [missing] ...Church with the Rev. J.B. Milne officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic plot of Whitehorse cemetery, where a Masonic service was held at the graveside. Wallden Funeral Home was in charge of final arrangements.

    Besides his widow Marjorie, Mr. Stevenson is survived by daughters Jo-Anne (Mrs. Donald Robertson of Dawson Creek), Roberta (Mrs. Roy Cairns of Vancouver), brothers Robert in... [missing]