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JIM (TINY) STEVENSON

Born: Apr 27, 1953

Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2005

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JIM (TINY) STEVENSON James Robert Stevenson passed away suddenly in his home on February 19, 2005, at the age of 51. Jim was predeceased by his parents Robert and Lilian Stevenson. Jim leaves to remember and mourn his passing, his sister Linda, nephew Stacy (Tracy), niece Sage, as well as many dear family and friends. Jim was born April 27, 1953 in Transcona where he grew up. It was here that he created many a lasting friendship and also where his passion for motorcycles and music began. Jim's career began in 1974 when he crossed paths with the comedy duo, Maclean and Maclean. He became their Road Manager. Together they did many tours of Canada and Europe. This led Jim to tours with The Guess Who, The Stampeders, David Wilcox, The Downchild Blues Band, to name a few. Tiny, as many know him, provided personal security for many, many stars. The most memorable was as the bodyguard for Mick Jagger during the infamous El Mocombo concert in Toronto in the late 1970's. In 1987 Jim added a new role to his career path. He helped forge the emerging Motion Picture and Television production industry in Manitoba, as well as the concert industry. This work in transportation continued until his untimely passing. Some of Tiny's best times were spent cruising the highways of North America on his Harley-Davidson. Those journeys always included the annual pilgrimage to Sturgis in South Dakota. Other favorite destinations included New Orleans, Arizona, and Fargo. Tiny gave his time, love and commitment to support Tom Jackson's Huron Carole, the unpublicized Christmas Eve Dinner for the homeless in Winnipeg, and any cause or soul who happened his way. Jim was caring, thoughtful, generous, and selfless. He constantly put others ahead of himself, regardless of his situation. Anyone Tiny came into contact with was left with an indelible impression, not soon to be forgotten. He touched many lives and will be sorely missed. In the immortal words of The Rolling Stones, raise a glass to the salt of the earth . In lieu of flowers please make donations in Jim's memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association. A special scholarship fund in his name will be created. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the East End Community Club, 517 Pandora Ave. E. KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 956-2193

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 27, 2005

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I was thinking of Jim today. I lost touch with him for a few years before his passing, but will always remember my warm & wonderful friend. Everything that everyone has written here, also describes my experiences with him... the big hugs, the dinners, the generosity, the talks, the drives, the laughter, the music, and cruising together on our motorcycles. It was a privilege to know him, and my life was touched deeply by his big heart. I'll miss him always, but greatfully, I'll also always have the wonderful, one-of-a-kind memories to cherish. - Posted by: Patsy Blake (Payne) (friend) on: Nov 02, 2016

  • I miss his friendship, trips to the movies, going for dinner and just talking. He always had his arms open ready for a big hug. He brightened my days. - Posted by: Deane MacCannell (friend) on: Feb 24, 2013

  • Tiny was a friend and also the reason I became part of the music stage biz. Even tho I had lost contact with him for many years I'll miss him dearly. Tim McKenna - Posted by: Tim McKenna (Friend co worker ) on: Sep 13, 2012

  • The DeLorme family would like to say how sorry they are for the sudden passing of Jimmy. You will always be remember as such a kind and gentle man, and Denis feels blessed that he was able to spend time with you before this tragedy. Linda, we all are sorry for your loss. Jimmy will be missed by all of us. Denis, Jean, Kim, and Dean Delorme - Posted by: DeLorme Family (Friend) on: Mar 08, 2005

  • From all of us at Harley Davidson Winnipeg, David, Sheryl, Al, Dennis, Brian, Chad, Russ, Don, Mitch, Laurie & Donna. We will miss your smiling visits, your help at our events, and on going dedication for us all to win the lottery. Hope there is Harley in heaven!! Our condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Harley Davidson Winnipeg (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2005

  • Jim was a wonderful friend who was always there with a big hug. I guess we won't see New Orleans together this year but I shall raise a glass to you while I am there! Miss you. - Posted by: Barb Husack (Friend) on: Mar 01, 2005

  • I was a guitar player and Tiny was my first guitar tech back in 1976 We've kept in touch and crossed paths many times over the years I'll miss pulling into Winnipeg anfd not be able to call him up to come down to the show I'm touring with ; hang out and remember a lot of good times together My condolences to his family I know Jim will be missed and remembered by the music industry in Canada from coast to coast ...His friend Gaary Scrutton - Posted by: Gary Scrutton (Co-Worker) on: Mar 01, 2005

  • Linda,Stacy,Tracy & Sage My deepest condolences. My heart is broken. I am not alone ..many others are touched ,just as speechless as I. Tiny was not only a FRIEND to me he was my LIFE-LINE. 21years..I knew I'd never be alone in this crazy ole' world..(now I feel so alone). I met the " T " man....in Halifax...from there.many adventures and a valued friendship that made him my Family..Tiny still will have a big impact on my life..I have many fond memories, Days are going to be hard.. nights even harder...my prayers to all.. MISS YOU " TINY " xoxoxoxo - Posted by: Carole Redden (Family) on: Mar 01, 2005

  • I'll remember his first big hug(summer'73) to last big hug(Oct 10/02) and all the great times we shared in between. You were a great friend, and you held a special place in my heart. Thank you for the fabulous times we shared and the forever memories. - Posted by: Patti Ireland (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2005

  • We all have so many memories of JIm, I remember teenage years late at night at the OG, all of us eating chips and gravy. He was a very kind, soft person, genuinely interested in everyone's life. - Posted by: Gerrie MacCannell (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2005

  • Bob (older brother of MacLean & MacLean) & wife, Armie, met Tiny when he was Road Manager for MacLean & MacLean. First time we met was in Toronto when Blair & Gary were performing at the El Macombo. He will be sadly missed in the entertainment business and we will always remember him for his soft voice and gently ways. Our deepest sympathy to his family Bob & Armie - Posted by: Bob & Armie MacLean (Acquaintance) on: Feb 27, 2005

  • My heartfelt Sympathy Linda. To me too he was the 'salt of the earth'. It's only natural I guess to recall the best qualities a person had. He wasn't perfect & that never inteferred with his humanity. Hadn't seen him alot in the last while. When I was 'lucky' enough to happen to see him he was always ready with the 'hug' that only he could give & "How ya doin Nanc?" There is a BIG hole in my heart that will take alot of time to fill in. I do feel so fortunate to have known him. - Posted by: Nancy Kollinger (Madden) (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2005

  • We'll miss you big time Tiny. Always there without having to ask. Big man with a big heart. Love, Blair & Marcia - Posted by: Blair & Marcia MacLean (Friend) on: Feb 27, 2005

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