|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 2005|
Passed away suddenly at Welland General Hospital at the age of 81. Stan leaves behind his loving wife, best friend and life-long travel companion, Dorothy (nee Dearing), many close friends and colleagues.
After serving as a Flying Officer in the RCAF, Stan graduated from the University of Toronto School of Architecture in 1950. A Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and past president of the Ontario Association of Architects (1969), Stan practised architecture for over 54 years - an achievement that was recognized by the OAA in 2004. Stan's career began in Toronto in the offices of noted architect John Lange, before forming a private practice with Bob Calvert. In 1957, he moved to Port Colborne to establish his own company. He was a founding president of the Niagara Chapter of the OAA, founding member of the Port Colborne LACAC, and was responsible for the design of many civic buildings throughout the Niagara region. Throughout his life, Stan was an inspiration and mentor to many younger architects. Nowhere was this more evident than when he formed a partnership toward the end of his career with Robert MacKenzie. Their firm subsequently joined Quartek, a multi- discipline design and engineering company, where Stan continued to practise until finally being allowed to retire at age 80.
With Dorothy, he shared a love of travel, music, and art that endeared them to friends of all ages. In the glint of his eyes, one discovered his sense of humour and quiet intelligence. His profound commitment to citizenry led Stan to become a President of the Port Colborne Lion's Club, a member of the Police/ Citizen's Advisory Committee, and an active member of the community's First Lutheran Church.
Predeceased by his parents, Nellie & Harry (of Eastbourne, England), he will be greatly missed by his wife, Dorothy, and their Godchildren, Don Rhynas (Jane MacDonald) of London, Ann Smale of Kitchener (Wayne Moore), Jane Smale (Anthony Van Leeuwen), and Peter Smale (Nancy Benitz) of Toronto.
Friends will be received at the Port Colborne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes 135 Clarence St. on Thursday and Friday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 pm at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 688 Elm Street, Port Colborne, followed by burial at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery and a reception.
From notice published in the Globe and Mail, April 28, 2005.
Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery
Niagara Regional Municipality
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