It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Stanley Freestone on October 9, 2016 at Comox Valley Seniors Village in Courtenay, B.C.
Stanley was predeceased by his wife Muriel and his parents Frances and Ethel, older brother Leonard and sister Ida. He is survived by his loving daughter Lynne, grandchildren Helen and Graham and great-grandchildren Zarah, Sophia and Jacob, brother-in-law Kenneth (Bridget), Albert (Jean), nieces and nephews, Linda, Graham, Kevin of Manchester UK, Susan, Stephen and Paul of Ontario and Pamela of Staffordshire, UK.
Stanley was a wireless operator in H.M. Forces (1942-1946) serving in Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Palestine, he then joined the police force and retired as a Police Sergeant in Lancashire Constabulary after 25 years service. He immigrated to Canada in 1975 and worked as an Ombudsman investigator eventually becoming Supervising Justice of the Peace for traffic courts in Regina, Saskatchewan. During this time Stanley joined the Masonic Order, the Royal Arch Masons and then the Shrine and worked for the Nanaimo and Parksville/Qualicum Shrine Club and eventually Comox Shrine Club.
His hobbies included stamp collecting which he won awards for his firefighting collection and road safety, lawn bowling with his beloved Muriel as well as ballroom and round dancing.
Stanley was a loving husband (67 years), father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by all.
Grieve little for what is done is done. Live to the fullest extent possible for time is soon passed.
A celebration of Stanley’s life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2pm at Comox Valley Seniors Village, 4640 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay, BC.