September 7, 1995 – August 3, 2013
Quinn was taken from us suddenly on August 3, 2013 in a tragic car accident.
Quinn was a son who was always making us proud or trying to convince us why we should be proud of him. Quinn was a leader, true friend, happy, joker, sportsman, driven, stand-up guy, the list goes on.
On June 25, 2013, Quinn graduated from Centennial Collegiate. He was proud of his school and wore the Charger colours with pride. In his senior year, he was elected as Senior Watch with the SRC. Quinn participated in many sports at school, which included football, curling, and badminton. In his senior year, Quinn had the opportunity to participate in the History Study Tour Program. He saw a lot of Eastern Europe, fortified many deep friendships, and had great stories to share with us when he got home.
Quinn lived life to the fullest. He was very active in many sports and truly enjoyed what sport gave to him. Quinn was a hockey player with the Saskatoon Redwings and the ASHL Bruins. Quinn’s baseball team, the Saskatoon Blue Jays Slow Trains, had just won the Midget AA City Championship two weeks before the accident with Quinn on the mound. Quinn loved spending time at the many golf courses during the summer months. He was employed by Saskatoon Golf and Country Club, a job he loved. Quinn could be found at the hockey rink wearing the stripes in the winter months. He was a confident, take-charge referee who was respected by his fellow refs and many as a hockey official. Additionally, Quinn umpired baseball for 4 years. Not unlike hockey officiating, Quinn’s confidence and engaging personality allowed him to be a successful and respected baseball official. Quinn was an enthusiastic curler for about 7 years, with his last year of curling culminating in a City High School championship for his team in Grade 11.
Quinn wanted to become a broadcaster (TSN Sportscaster) since Grade 8, and he was about to make his dream come true: he was enrolled in the Western Academy of Broadcasting. Along with broadcasting as a career, he wanted to take his referee career to a much higher level. There is no doubt that he would have accomplished all of these goals because if Quinn wanted something he went out and got it.
The best part of Quinn’s character was his personality and his easy going nature. He was loved by all and considered a best friend to many of his friends, which we believe is the greatest compliment anyone could receive.
With the overwhelming support we have received from family and friends, and our community we know we had to find a way to give something back. Therefore, it made a lot of sense to set up the Quinn Stevenson Memorial Scholarship at Centennial Collegiate, a place that formed such an important part of his life. This scholarship will provide a way for us to give back, and will be one way to honour his life and keep his memories alive for ever. Quinn had his life mapped out, and he was focused and determined to achieve his life goals. We hope this legacy will help other students achieve their dreams and goals.