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Thomsen, Stanley Roy
May 4, 1925 - November 12, 2018
Service:Sunday, May 19, 2019
A celebration of Stan and Verna’s life will take place on May 25, 2019 at the King Edward Hotel in Stewart, BC, where they spent almost 50 years of their marriage.
Notice:  “If your heart is big enough, your home is big enough.”

Obituary

Stanley Roy Thomsen
May 4, 1925 - November 12, 2018
Stan died peacefully at the age of 93, surrounded by the love of his family, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital in Alberta on November 12, 2018.
Stan was born May 4, 1925 in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan to Roy Peter Thomsen and Cassie Bostock. While working as a summer farm-hand, he met and fell in love with the light of his life. Stan married Verna Isabell Ruark of Vulcan, Alberta, in Calgary on May 23, 1948. They called each other “my boyfriend” and “my girlfriend” for 68 years, and together shared great times raising their family, socializing with friends, and enjoying life to its fullest.
He was a good boyfriend, a wonderful provider for his family, a kind and loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. He opened his heart and home to all and became Dad and Poppa to many.
Stan and Verna began their life together as farmers in Rolling Hills, Alberta. In 1960, they moved to Ketchikan, Alaska where Stan worked as a laboratory technician at Ketchikan Pulp and Sulphide. They moved to Hyder, Alaska in 1969 where he started his own business, Hub Construction, and worked in forestry for Walt Moe. The following year, they moved across the border to Stewart, BC where Stan was the wharf manager for the Northland Prince for the next eight years.
In 1978, they returned to their farming roots in Edson, Alberta where he also worked as a crane operator at the Luscar Mine. After their children had grown and left home in 1985, Stan retired from the mine and they moved back to Stewart, BC. For the next 25 years, Stan was a jack-of-all-trades and people-pleaser helping anyone who needed a hand with anything.
Stan and Verna moved to The Meadows Assisted Living in Smithers, BC in 2010. He spent his last couple of years in the care of his daughter, Darlene, in Leslieville, and at the Westview Lodge in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where he enjoyed the staff and his home immensely.
Stan is survived by his children Donna Kullander, Darlene (Daniel) Werbecky, Garry (Shirley), Darrel (Kimalene), Lenard (Debbie), Diane (Alex) Nikolic and D’Arcy (Kimberly), sister Helen Hawkins, brother Robert (Bob) Thomsen, William (Bill) Thomsen, 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Verna Isabell Thomsen (neé Ruark), father Roy Peter Thomsen, mother Cassie Bostock, brother Thomas (Tom) Thomsen, sister Elizabeth (Betty) Jorde, and brother James (Jim) Thomsen.
The family would like to thank everyone who endeavored to make Stan’s final days peaceful and pleasant. A special thank you to Dr. Tilley and his staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital, and all the kind and caring people at The Westview Lodge, West Country Family Service Association, and Home and Community Care.
A celebration of Stan and Verna’s life will take place on May 25, 2019 at the King Edward Hotel in Stewart, BC, where they spent almost 50 years of their marriage. Cremation has been entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.

“If your heart is big enough, your home is big enough.”

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

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