July 6, 1933 – July 23, 2018
“The old home looks the same,
As I step down from the train,
And there to meet me is my Mama and Papa…”
Stan/Dad went home in the mid afternoon of July 23, 2018 to be with his Mother, Father and brothers that he has longed for over these last five years. He was surrounded by family and offered us one last smile as the music played.
“Then I awake and look around me At the four walls that surround me And I realize, yes, I was only dreaming…”
We will look past the last five years of developing dementia and remember the husband/father who instilled in us the importance of staying true to yourself, a strong work ethic and making sure the oil is changed twice a year. Dad is likely standing at the Pearly Gates and asking if that is the ‘best price’ they can do for the room!
We remember him for enjoying the long nights of Canasta playing, teaching the kids to fish on the Blackwater, building addition after addition with Evans’ plywood onto Chataeu Williams, the importance of building a woodpile correctly, winning the meat draw ever-so-often at the Legion, and his love of growing the perfect Beefsteak tomato.
Dad reminisced hard these last few years and we all learned stories we never knew of; Being born in New Westminster and living in Langley, BC in his early years on a farm, learning to run the trapline as a young pre- teen near the Ponoka, AB homestead and farm life in general with his love of taking the cream and eggs to town on his trusty steed.
Common for the era, he left home at the age of fourteen to start work in the oil field industry. After meeting and then marrying Patricia in December 1956 life took them westwards to Golden on the Thanksgiving weekend of 1962.
Dad and Mom welcomed all four of their children into the world during their Golden years.
Remembering Stan is his wife of 61 years, Patricia, Son Tracy, Daughters Lavona, Lisa and Cathy. Grandchildren; Tamara, Jeffrey, Brittany, Thor, Haley and Robyn. Great-grandchildren; Tyler, Tia, Kerry and Sasha.
We offer extraordinary thanks to the beautiful, kind-hearted staff at Durand Manor who welcomed Dad these last seven months. Your dedication leaves us speechless and the world is a better place with all of you in it.
Rest well Dad, you have earned it. We love you and we’ll meet you on “The Green, Green Grass of Home”.
Online condolences may be forwarded to the family through Stan’s obituary at www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com
Bowers Funeral Service