Anton “Brian” Stadval

Anton "Brian" Stadval

It is with great sadness that that the family of Brian announces his sudden passing at his home in Tappen, BC on Monday afternoon July 09, 2012 at the age of 75 years.

Brian was born in Edmonton, AB to parents Anton and Drucille Stadval on May 24, 1937. In 1966 Brian married Heidi Kerth and in 1973 they relocated to the Tappen area where they continue to reside.

After the Air Force Training, spending time with the BC Fisheries on the West Coast, he joined the Nanaimo Fire Department, left for Fort St. John, Kamloops, and arrived in Tappen. Settled in White Lake and formed the Fire Department, and he was the 1st Chief in White Lake Fire Department. He also became an RCMP Aux. Member.

Brian worked for the Department of Highways and later became the Head Guard for the RCMP, Salmon Arm Detachment this lasted for 22 years until his health prevented him from continuing.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Brian became a member of the Salmon Arm Masonic Lodge #52 in 1997 he later also joined the Granite Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons #29 .He served both organisations with great pride.

Brian will be remembered for his positive attitude towards life, he always had the time to stop and chat to friends and strangers alike.

Left to mourn his passing is his wife of 46 years; Heidi, his sister and brother in law Uli & Eckhard Mueller and niece Marie, son Kris, brother Bill, and nieces Gail, Lynne, Carmen and Tracy and families also many friends.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm at Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm. A reception followed in the Mountainside room allowing friends and family to continue sharing memories.

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Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC.

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