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Born: Jul 23, 1924

Date of Passing: Feb 20, 2020

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July 23, 1924 - February 20, 2020

Stan passed away peacefully at the age of 95 years at the Grace Hospital.
Stan is survived by his sons and their families, Fred (Jennifer), their children, Anthony (Carina), Ian (Amanda) and Erik (Alena), and great-grandchildren, Karl and Hazel of Calgary; and Gary (Tannis), their children, Stephanie, Michael and Thomas. Also cherishing his memory is his sister Doreen; sister-in-law Jean; and his nieces, nephew and cousins, as well as many good friends.
He was predeceased by Hazel, his loving wife of 61 years; as well as siblings, Fred and Ruth.
Stan was born in Winnipeg where he lived most of his life with short periods in Vancouver, Saskatoon and Calgary. He served with the Fort Garry Horse in Europe during the Second World War. Stan returned to Holland many times in later years attending many ceremonies and Remembrance Services where he made many new friends across many generations. Stan was employed at R.L. Crain Ltd. for most of his working life. After his retirement, he became quite active with the Fort Garry Horse Regimental Association where he became involved with the creation of the Fort Garry Horse Monument at Assiniboine Park along with various other projects. He also became a regular fixture at the regimental Kit Shop. Stan treasured his time spent with family and his many friends both at home and at Matlock, where he and Hazel built a cottage that they enjoyed for many summers.
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering to remember Stan will be held at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Home at a later date.
The family would like to thank Dr. Borrett and all the nurses and staff at the Grace Hospital for their kind care of Stan in his last days.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of choice.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 29, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • I grew up with the Butterworths as neighbours in Saskatoon. Their friendship with our parents was such that daily contact was normal. They were wonderful people; the kind of people you expose your kids to, knowing that those kids will be better people because of it. He was always Mr B for many years, and only became "Stan" in the last few for me. He was a great guy in so many ways, humble, kind, and generous with his time. Not so long ago, I spoke with him by phone, and afterward reflected on how little he seemed to have changed with time. My deepest sympathies to Fred and Gary and families. He will be missed very deeply. - Posted by: Jeff Christian (Friend) on: Mar 15, 2020

  • I never called Mr. B Stan in my whole life. He was Mr. B. Mr. B used to come for dinners with my other old friends Tom and Brian, and to parties in our back yard where he was always as nice a guy as you will ever meet, everybody loved him. We were neighbours back in the sixties in Saskatoon and his and my families used to vacation together. If Mrs. B or Mr. B weren't at our house, they were hosting my folks. I cannot express how much I loved Mr. B. I have never met a better man, and probably won't. I remember one of the dinners we had (with Tom and Brian and me) where Mr. B showed us his Legion Of Honour medal from the French Government while we were at Swiss Chalet. Mr. B did not, ever, give any self aggrandizing anything. I will miss Mr. B as much as I miss Mrs. B. Once again, the best man I've ever met in my life, and I am so proud that he liked to come for dinner with us and that he liked to come to our backyard barbeques, and again, there was nobody who met him didn't just love him. Tom, Brian and I had dinner this evening, and we missed our old friend. Goodbye Mr, B, Thank you for everything. - Posted by: jack christian (an old friend) on: Mar 13, 2020

  • I met Stan at RL Crain - such a gentleman and generous in sharing his work expertise and stories at coffee. It was apparent how much he valued his family and his sense of humour always evident in his demeanour. Adios to a good man - Posted by: Cathy Murray (Work acquaintance ) on: Feb 29, 2020

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