January 9, 1918 – November 13, 2013
Stanley Downs passed away November 13, 2013 at Glacier View Lodge with family by his side.
Stan was born in Kentor, Manitoba January 9, 1918. As a young man he came to BC with his mother and father, brother and three of four sisters. The family settled on soldier settlement land in Merville, close to Kitty Coleman Beach.
Stan Served in World War II as an aircraft mechanic. After the war he returned to the family homestead until 2010 when he moved to Glacier View.
Stan worked as a logger for many companies in the Valley, eventually becoming a faller until he retired.
Stan never married, but was a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and finally great great grand nieces and nephews. He especially enjoyed the family gatherings and had his special seat at the table in each home.
Stan was an amazing gardener, planting dahlias and moms in spring for a late summer show of colour.
Sports were his passion and he enjoyed golfing & going to baseball games with his nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Reggler for his kindness and to all the staff at Glacier View Lodge. Uncle Stan felt everyone always had time for him, even when they were very busy.