Stanley Allen Woodburn
September 30, 2017
It is with broken hearts we regretfully announce the passing of Stanley Allen Woodburn on Sept. 30, 2017 at the age of 81 after a battle for several years with a Lung Disease.
Stan will be forever missed and lovingly remembered by his family Daughter, Lorraine (Roger) Luce, Daughter Tracy (Laurie) Friesen, Son Patrick (Tanya) Woodburn.
Grandchildren Allison (Tim) Rutley, Koren (Steve) Rutley, Nicole (Josh) Friesen, James (Liss) Friesen, Shannara Woodburn, Louie (Melissa) Luce, Derek (Evelyn) Luce
And Numerous Great Grandchildren which he enjoyed spending time with when he could, and watching them grow into the amazing people they are.
He is survived by his brother Doug (Gladys) Woodburn, his ex wife Joyce (Sisson) who continued to be his friend until the end, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He will also be missed by and remembered by many close friends who also became his extended family
He is predeceased by his wife Audrey Irene Woodburn, his mother and father Alfred and Nora Woodburn and other members of his extended family.
Stan started his life in Vancouver BC, where he was raised until such time his family moved to the interior and settled in Cache Creek. There he worked on the Dairy farm, until his family started running the Shell station in Cache Creek and he worked there until such time he decided to join the Navy.
He spent a few years in the Navy until he decided to get out in 1960. He then worked as an electrician, did various other jobs until he finally settled on his career as an automotive mechanic in 1970 all the while, raising his family.
He later divorced and remarried his second wife (Irene) and settled in Ellensburg, where he became the Step father to her children and spent time enjoying many grandchildren there as well. While there one of his most precious enjoyments was the time spent with their many Dachshunds and his rose beds.
He moved back to Canada in the mid 90’s, Where he lived with his wife until her passing in 2005 in 100 Mile.
He then moved down to the Chase area where he spent several years, until he was forced to move to the Kamloops area due to health reasons.
Stan was not only an amazing father, grandfather, great grandfather but he was a great mechanic and was always willing to help someone when they had car troubles.
He rebuilt an Old Ford Pickup with his Son Pat, as well as a Chev with his grandson James.
Memories they will cherish forever. He loved his Antiques, Christmas baking, gardening (especially his roses and flower beds) and his Dachshunds.
Many of us have great memories of hunting with him and can laugh today knowing that he was the only person we know who still had buck fever after all his years striving for the big one. His moose had to be in a swamp and then came the call out to whoever could help him get it out.
We Love You DAD!!! And even though we are all sad today we know that you are in a better place and spending time with CHACHA……
A celebration of life will be held at Ridgepoint on Primrose Court, Kamloops BC, Saturday Oct 7th at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lung Association or a charity of your choice.