is with deep sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of Stanley
William Davis, at Red River Place, on May 28, 2017.
Forever remembered in their hearts are his three sons,
Darryl, Dale (Lisa), and Darrin and Stan's sister, Beatrice. He also
leaves behind numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law,
brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased and now reunited with his loving wife
Anne and daughter Ruth. Also reunited with his mother Gratia, father
Arthur Glen and brother Gilbert.
Stan was born in Winnipeg in 1930 and later moved to
Fisher Branch where he spent most of his childhood. Because both of his
parents passed away when Stan was very young, he, his older sister
Beatrice, and younger brother Gil, were raised by their grandparents,
Henry and Clara Mabb on the family farm.
Stan attended Maidstone School and later joined the
Royal Canadian Navy in 1948. After going through his basic training in
Esquimalt, BC, and taking a few tours in South America, Stan went to
Halifax to train in communications.
In early 1952 he was shipped to Korea to join with
Canada's Commonwealth Allies who were aiding the South Koreans in their
war with the North. During the Korean War, he served on the HMCS Cayuga
and Crusader as the ship's signalman in charge of
radio, Morse and semaphore communication until the middle of 1953.
Stan was discharged from the Royal
Canadian Navy in 1955 and began his career working for the Federal
Government in the Department of Transport and later on in the Department
of Communications until his retirement in 1985.
Stan and Anne (Reimer) married in Winnipeg in 1954 and
had four children. While working for the
government, he and his family relocated a number of times to places
including Port Arthur, Ontario, Churchill, Thompson and finally landing
back in Winnipeg. In 1974, Stan and his family moved to
Stonewall where they resided for the next 40 years being very active in
the community and involved in hockey, curling and baseball. He and his
wife Anne were also members of the local Legion.
Stan first signed up with the Legion in Esquimalt
during his Navy training back in 1951 and again with the Stonewall branch
in 1974. Over the years he had served as president and has worked on
various committees. He received the Meritorious Service Medal, which is
the Legion's highest honour, and his Lifetime Membership. Stan and his
beloved wife Anne, of over 61 years of marriage before her passing in
August of 2015, moved to Selkirk for their remaining days. Family and
community were very important to Stanley and he devoted a lot of his life
to helping others. He was a warm and loving man that will be missed by all
who knew him. Rest in Peace. Many thanks to the staff of Woodland Courts,
The Selkirk General Hospital, and Red River Place in Selkirk.
Memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on
Monday, June 5, 2017, at MacKenzie Funeral Chapel, 433 Main Street,
Source: Winnipeg Free Press