April 5, 1933 – January 8, 2017
Stan was born at Nora Lee BC. There he got to know all the local pioneers as they would come to Newgard’s store for supplies and mail. In 1944 they moved to Houston. Stan did a lot of cowboying for local ranches and as far away as Alberta, Sask., and Montana. He helped pack supplies and set up camps for a geological survey one summer in the fifties. The expedition was from the Terrace/Kitimat area to Morice Lake. He liked to hunt and trap and did some guiding for different outfitters. He hand fell on the Queen Charlotte Islands, in Terrace along the Skeena River and for contractors and tie mills in Houston. Stan also had other bush related jobs. He loved his old Winchesters of which he had quite a collection. Stan married Irene in 1961. They had two sons together, Donald and Bill. Stan met many of the Natives who were around years ago and regarded a lot of them as his good friends. He loved to take his grandkids for a horse ride or just to tell stories. His door was always open to everyone and coffee was always on.
Stan will be remembered by Irene, Wayne(Joni), Jim (Glenn), Mary-Ellen, Donald (Lisa), Bill. Siblings Anne (Pete), Nancy (Carl), Grace (Rene- dec.) and many nieces, nephews, grandchildren as well as great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sisters Dorothy (Erhard) and Neta (Ken).
Stan’s family would like to thank everyone who visited him when he was ill. Special thanks to Scott Cox for the wonderful M.C. job he did. To Harry Houlden for the hours he spent by Stan’s side swapping stories and keeping his spirits up. To Russel Tiljoe for the Native Prayer Chant, It was exactly what Stan would have wanted, and to Dr. Odoh and all of the wonderful ladies at the Primary Care Clinic. Stan thought the world of you all.