Stan was born in Vancouver, BC on March 9, 1915. He passed away peacefully on June 15, 2007. He is survived by Betty, his loving wife of 64 years, daughters Judy DeVoin and Elizabeth (Charles) Falconer, granddaughters Sidney and Alexandra Falconer and nieces Valerie Ramsey and Marguerite Ross.
During World War II, Stan was a draftsman in the design department of Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver. He then went on to be a salesman for the Vancouver location of Bearing Supply House and transferred to Chilliwack in 1949 to open and manage a branch of Bearing Supply, which later became Motor Car Parts. He won many sales awards during this time. From 1972, he owned and operated Interior Fire and Safety Ltd. until he sold the business and retired in 1982.
Spending many hours in his workshop, Stan was an accomplished woodworker and electronics whiz. He was a violinist with a passionate interest in classical music. He enjoyed many a fast paced tennis game with the Chilliwack Tennis Club. Stan and Betty spent many pleasant winters in Palm Springs in their retirement years. He loved animals, particularly cats and dogs, and, above all else, Stan was a family man devoted to his wife, daughters and granddaughters.
He leaves a legacy of living life with kindness, integrity and sophistication.
He was predeceased by his father Stanley, mother May, and sister Betty.
An afternoon tea will be held to honour Stan on Saturday, July 14, 2007 at 2 pm at the family home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra or a charity of your choice.