Passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Site at the age of 77. Beloved husband of 50 years to Judy (nee Reid). Loving father and mentor to Jeff (Liliana Amato) and Chris (Shandy Reill). Cherished grandfather and tormentor of Kaelie, Daniel and Matthew. He will be sorely missed by his brother Worden, his nieces Karen McLellan (Alan and Sarah) and Brittney. He will not be missed by the tax cheats and dodgers that had the unfortunate luck to be caught by him in his 35 plus years with Revenue Canada (CRA).
Stan loved listening to his beagles howl at the chase. The neighbours within a two block radius around their house in Mississauga for the past 47 years probably did not. His love of his beagles led him to become part of the Grand River Beagle Club where he was Treasurer and elder statesman. He would listen to the beagles run all day and trade stories and drink a beer with the boys while they waited for their return.
Stan loved to listen to stories as much as tell them. There were many nights spent at the Schell Hunt Camp north of Bobcaygeon, listening to the stories being told by all the characters he surrounded himself with, laughing until his insides hurt and keeping his glass of rum and Coke full.
Fishing was something that he loved to do and he always enjoyed going on canoe trips down the rivers west of Hearst in northern Ontario, with his friends Bernie and Andy Cataford of Kapuskasing. They would limit out on fish and Manhattans and he would always come back with a story of something that went sideways on the trip and he would revel in it.
Stan was never one to pass up an opportunity to try something that he found interesting, and this philosophy led him to several moose hunting trips up the Ghost River from the shores of James Bay, with his other “son” Brian Hearn.
One event Stan truly enjoyed was the annual Quinte Fishin’ Weekend, for the start of Walleye season. He loved being in the company of characters and this weekend provided an overdose of them, even if there wasn’t an overdose of fish being caught.
For the past 40 years, Stan and Judy kept a trailer at the Southampton Tourist Camp. He introduced his boys to sailing and the proper way to make a frozen daiquiri and kept the neighbours entertained with his stories and mannerisms that always endeared him to everyone he met.
There is a giant hole in our hearts right now, but we know with time that the memories you provided will fill that space up again.
Thank you. You are loved dearly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy 10 N. of Q.E.W) on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service to be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel. Interment to follow at Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. A reception will be held at Markland Wood Golf and Country Club from 1pm to 4pm, following the interment. Friends are invited to share a story or two about Stan.