Stan passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at his home in Tappen at the age of 85 years. He was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on Nov. 24, 1927.
He was predeceased by his parents, Eugene and Freda Pinyon.
Stan is survived by his loving family. His wife of 61 years, Margaret, daughters Alvina Gooch (Jamie), Vi Smith (Ken), Lorraine Snoek (Nick), Dolores Gooch (Ron) and son Gene Pinyon (Kandy); his brothers Norm (Irene), John (Annie) and Gordie (Margie), sisters Vi, Eve (Jim), Chris, Marge and Betty (Jim) and 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
Stan grew up in rural Alberta, the oldest of 9 children. He was very dedicated to his family and left school at the end of grade 8 to help out on the family farm. He milked cows and did field work. Driving teams was one of his favourite jobs. He later started breaking horses for extra money.
In 1951 he met Margaret Bodenham. They were married August 29, 1952. In the first years Stan worked hard; logging, farming and selling firewood to make a living. Their first 3 daughters were born in 1953, 1954 and 1956. Then in 1957, Stan moved his family to BC and worked in various logging camps until they settled in Lone Butte in 1959. In 1960, their 4th daughter was born. In 1961 they moved to 100 Mile House and lived there for several years. Stan worked in various sawmills as a sawyer and their son was born in 1968. The following year they moved to Tappen, a favourite holiday spot where they built their house on a 15 acre farm.
Stan worked as a millwright and sawyer at a local mill. In 1978 he worked for Gentry Farms delivering eggs and grinding grain until he retired in 1992.
Stan enjoyed many camping, fishing and hunting trips with his family and summers spent on his brother’s farm in Alberta putting up hay with horses.
Over the years as his family grew, getting together at reunions and other special occasions made his life complete.
Though our husband, dad, grandpa and great grandpa has left, he will always be with us in our hearts.
On Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 there will be a Celebration of Life at 3:00 at White Lake Hall.
If you would like, contributions in memory of Stan may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5.
Arrangements entrusted to Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium, Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129. Email condolences and share memories through Stan’s obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.