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Born: Jul 18, 1925

Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2014

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STANLEY DOUGLAS BURTON July 18, 1925- December 28, 2014 After a full and eventful life Stanley went to be with the Lord on December 28, 2014. He was half way to his 90th birthday. Stan is survived by his four children Dan (Shirley), Linda (Steve), Liz (Shawn) and Doug, his wife Margery of 35 years as well as grandchildren Tim (Kristy), Carolyn (Mark), Stephen, Ryan (Shawna), Shane (Ileana), Jennifer (Ross), Matthew (Tanya), Caroline (Dorian), Joshua and Stephanie; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Alan and Bill as well as his sister Eva. Stan was raised on the farm in the Swan River area of Manitoba, leaving school early to help run the farm while his brothers were in the army and his Dad was injured in an accident. Later he moved to Winnipeg where he took a carpentry course and went to work in the construction industry. Stan was a self-made man, starting his own construction company, and successfully built many commercial buildings in Winnipeg and throughout the province. Probably the most poignant was Lions Manor, North Tower, since it is the building he spent his last days living in on one of the Supportive Housing floors. In later years he worked as a consultant to the North West Territorial government on northern housing and was Project Manager on the Winnipeg Convention Centre. During his working years he was also very involved in Portage Avenue Baptist Church serving as a Sunday School teacher, small group leader and deacon for a number of years. He also supervised the building of the church expansion in 1968. In his retirement years he moved to Sicamous, BC, where he took up wood carving with chain saws and other tools, creating beautiful cedar plaques of fish and birds. He had a home along side a creek at the edge of a mountain and he spent hours tending to his garden creating a park-like environment. It was the envy of all around him. He was also active in the local church and worked on behalf of seniors in the community. In 2002 he returned to Winnipeg to finish his years closer to the majority of his family. He lived in Lions Place for 11 years and then one year at Lions Manor Supportive Housing. He will be missed by his family and friends. A memorial service will be held on January 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Housing Centres of Winnipeg. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 03, 2015

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Stan was a great friend to my Dad, Gordon Collins, during the many years they served the Lord at Bethany Baptist Church (later Portage Avenue Baptist). Both Stan and Margery attended our family get-together prior to my wedding, and we so enjoyed their company and reminiscing over the many years we have known them. Stan had a great sense of humour and was great with the young folks in our church. May God strengthen and comfort you in your loss. - Posted by: Judy Davies (nee Collins) (My parents, Gordon & Isobel Collins, were very good friends with Stan, Margery & family.) on: Jan 15, 2015

  • I've known Stan for close to 60 years. He was my Sunday School teacher, advisor, fishing companion, and friend. I always appreciated the personal interest he took in all of us in the class and the independence of his spirit. He was a great influence in my early years and I have always been grateful for his support and encouragement. - Posted by: Murray Phillips (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2015

  • Stan was such a wonderful friend and strong Christian man. My husband Ross and I were privileged to have known him..we had great times at his home..both in the yard and well around the out door fire pit at our home. Ross passed away due to ALS in 2009 ... but I do cherish the memories of our times together. He introduced us to the hills above Armstrong and the asparagus farms..wonderful pancake breakfasts..many laughs over fresh corn on the cob..There simply isn't room to tell of the many wonderful hours spent in Stan's company.. He was a mighty good man. - Posted by: Carol Ruttle (Friend from Mara Lake/Sicamous B.C) on: Jan 03, 2015

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