Stanley Edmunds passed away peacefully at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home, in Kamloops, BC, on December 31, 2013. He will be sadly missed and remembered by all who knew and loved him. Stan is survived by Beverly, his wife of 54 years; daughters, Cheryl Edmunds, and Janice Edmunds (Marcus); grandchildren, Rob Alexander (Danielle), and Michelle Alexander (Brice); ex-son-in-law, Ted Alexander; sister, Edna (Eugene) Bouteiller; brother, Hank (Myrna) Edmunds; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Stan was born on April 7, 1937, in Kenville, MB, and at the age of 14 he moved with his family to Flin Flon, MB. At 17, he headed east to Ontario, working at odd jobs and moving around the country until finally arriving in Red Deer, AB, where he fell in love and settled down with Bev in 1959. In 1966, along with their two daughters, they decided to move to Quesnel, BC, where Stan drove logging trucks. In 1973, he started driving for Arrow Transportation, where he remained until his retirement in 2002.
Stan will be remembered for his offbeat sense of humour, hearty laughter and devilish grin. He was always quick to make a joke, even sometimes when it was not appropriate. As a younger man, Stan loved his ponies (owning 10 at one point), and racing chariots and chuckwagons throughout the province. He also loved to travel with Bev in the backcountry of BC, camping and enjoying the outdoors.
In 2008, he and Bev moved to Kamloops to escape the cold winters and fully embrace retirement. It was one of Stan’s greatest pleasures to sit with his feet up in the hot sun, taking in the beautiful scenery around his home, as well as to lovingly tend all the fruit trees planted for the family. We were all able to enjoy fruit from those young trees this past summer, which brought him a great deal of happiness.
The family wishes to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice Home for adding such quality to Stan’s life, as well as ours, throughout his last weeks.