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STANLEY JAMES CROALL (STAN)
Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2020Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
STANLEY JAMES CROALL
Stan grew up in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1969 as an Electrical Engineer. He worked for 24 years at Ontario Hydro. In 1994, he returned to Winnipeg where he was employed by Centra Gas and Manitoba Hydro. Stan was an analytical "out of the box" thinker and was always looking for new ways to approach problems. He was a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humour. Stan was very active in community organizations such as Friendship Force Manitoba, Grands 'n' More, and the Leisure Cycling Group. He also initiated the PAL Pedallers cycle group. More recently, he enjoyed participating in the Corydon walking group. Stan loved nature and animals. He spent many hours helping Fay with their perennial flower beds and ponds.
Family was most important to Stan. He helped Stuart and Alison maintain their houses and in the process taught them both many valuable skills.
More recently Stan (Gramps) had the great joy of playing with and watching his four grandchildren grow and develop.
Stan was predeceased by his parents, John Alexander and Roberta Violet. He will be lovingly remembered by his best friend and wife of 51 years, Fay, his children, Stuart Croall (Sherri), Alison Skopálek (Jiri), and grandchildren, Tommy, Bennett, Simon and Frances. He will also be missed by his sisters, Lorrie Pismenny of Winnipeg and Joanne Andrusiak (George) of Ottawa, and by his nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.
A private family gathering will be held.
Those who so desire may make a memorial donation to CancerCare Manitoba.
THOMSON "IN THE PARK"
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020
Condolences & Memories (3 entries)
As a work colleague I had the awesome privilege of making Stan's acquaintance many years ago when he joined Centra Gas. We hit it off very quickly and became friends and "coffee buds". We shared many similar interests and many hours discussing many of his "out of the box" ideas and concepts while at the same time being my engineering tutor and helping me understand the "real" and practical world of engineering vs. my world of numbers. Stan (the electrical engineer) helped me (the "numerical engineer"/ accountant) appreciate how the two worlds intersected. I always appreciated Stan's fresh look and approach of looking at any challenge, problem or situation. I learned so much from Stan and will always cherish our time together which extended beyond Centra Gas/ Manitoba Hydro after his retirement. Fay and family ... may God provide His comfort and peace to surround you as you mourn the loss and reflect on the many treasured memories of your dear husband, father and grandpa. Along with you, I will surely miss Stan's gentle, kind and inspiring personality. - Posted by: Kurt Radtke (Friend and Colleague ) on: Sep 28, 2020
May God strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Nothing will be able to replace Stan’s love and support. I know you will miss him. His presence is there. But we pray that you and your family will be strengthened with the love and support you have in each other and friends who love you. May the arms of God surround you. Eva - Posted by: Eva and Mike Robertson (Friends ) on: Sep 28, 2020
As an engineering community, we have lost one of our most innovative Canadians, and more specifically Manitoban, thinkers and problem solvers. Stan was highly regarded at Ontario Hydro, Centra Gas, Manitoba Hydro and the Canadian Standards Association. He leaves a legacy of excellence in the improvements and applications that he invented and developed. But it is as a friend that Stan will be most missed. Thanks for your friendship, Stan. - Posted by: Erni Wiebe (Colleague ) on: Sep 26, 2020
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