April 22, 1930-April 12, 2014
Stan was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and was the middle of seven children. He immigrated to Canada in 1950 to work as a Paper Maker in Ocean Falls, B.C. where he and his wife Margaret started their family. In 1966 Stan took a job transfer to Campbell River to start up the Number Four paper machine at the Elk Falls Pulp and Paper Mill. He was very involved in the CPU Local 630 Papermakers Union in various executive positions, including serving as President of the local for a number of years. Travelling was Stan’s passion and he saw more parts of the world than most people dream of. Everyone who knew Stan knew that he loved the limelight and always had a song ready for any occasion. After retirement his adventures took him to New Zealand where he lived for thirteen years. With his health deteriorating, he moved back to Canada last fall to be closer to his family. Stan died at home with his family by his side. He is survived by his children – Drew (Laurie) Thomson, twins Cindy (Dennis) Taylor and Sylvia (Michael) Janicki; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; niece Jennifer (Phillip) Roe; brothers Norman and Andrew, and sisters Moira and Evelyn. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret, and his brothers George and Ivor. The family would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the wonderful care and support Dad received from the VIHA Home Care Nurses and Home Support Staff, and to our many friends who have supported us through this difficult time. A service to celebrate Stan’s life will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 1:00pm in the Campbell River United Church.