Friday, January 6, 2012
1912 – 2012
Stanley passed away peacefully with family by his side. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Virginia (Greg) Smith, son Peter Goodman, daughter friend Brenda Dendaas, and his grandchildren, Stephanie, Jesse and Ashley Goodman, and Anthony Smith; not to mention a small country of people who were touched by his life. Stanley was known by all who met him, for his gentle nature, his sense of humour, and his unconditional love.
Stanley was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where his family owned and ran the Goodman Dairy Farm. In 1963, he and his wife, Alice, and their two children, moved to Vancouver where Stanley became an auto mechanic. They retired to Qualicum Bay in 1976. Stanley was an avid reader, and thanks to recorded stories, even when he lost his eyesight. He also enjoyed a variety of music genres; especially when in the company of his dogs. He had several over his lifetime but “Bummer” was his soul-mate. His love of the outdoors found him contributing his time and energy on the community hiking trails in Lighthouse Country while his zest of gardening produced many a conversation with the neighbours as they stopped to admire his abundant flowers and plants.
We express our most heartfelt thanks to the Staff at Eagle Park Care Facility in Qualicum Beach. You were not only family to Stanley, but you became our extended family, too. Stanley’s quality of life was enhanced by your compassion, respect and professional care. For this we are eternally grateful! A Special thank you to Oceanside Hospice and to Qualicum Beach Funeral Centre.
The family will be attending a service held at Eagle Park Care Facility, Wed. February 22 at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Eagle Park Auxiliary, 777 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, V9K 2L1 100% goes to the garden fund or to Parksville/Qualicum S.P.C.A. box #1407 Parksville BC V9P 2H3