It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Stanley ‘Stan’ Michael Orychock on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the QE II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, with his intimate friend, Julie Pritchard, by his side.
Born in Sydney, Stan was the son of Mary (Gaetan) and the late Stanley Francis Orychock.
Stan was raised in Whitney Pier, Cape Breton. He attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish and
Memorial University of Newfoundland. He studied English literature and achieved a Bachelor of Education. He spent over 20 years in the Public Service of Canada working with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Stan was a lover of music, books and all forms of entertainment. He amassed a considerable collection of music and had a particular knack for matching one’s interests with books, music, television shows and movies. Stan will be remembered by family and friends for being generous, considerate and very kind; a true gentleman.
Besides his intimate friend, Julie, Stan leaves behind his mother, Mary (Gaetan) Orychock; sister, Diane (Neil) MacKenzie and their three sons, Neil (Dawn), Robert (Melissa) and Michael (Kursten); grandniece, Jenna; two grandnephews, Jacob and Hayes; as well as several aunts and cousins.
Stan was predeceased by his father, Stanley Francis Orychock and infant sister, Brenda Orychock.
Memorial service to celebrate the life of Stanley ‘Stan’ Michael Orychock will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area following the service. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Stan may be made to Cancer Research Society.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
It was with great sadness that I learned of your passing,even though we have not seen each other for many years we shared great times in our younger years..hanging around on Muggah Street reading the Rolling Stones under the lamp light..sorry Stan still not a great fan of Bob Dylan. Go in peace my friend.
You will be missed my Dear friend, until we meet again RIP.
From: Sherry Shunamon
We were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Stan's death. We knew him mostly through our younger years. We will remember him for his generosity, wit, humour and of course his encyclopedic knowledge of music which he shared with all of us. He always seemed to have his finger on the pulse of the contemporary cultural scene. We send our condolences to Mary, Diane, Julie, family and friends. Our hearts are with you. Stan will be missed!
My condolences to Stan's family, on the loss of a son, brother and uncle. A friend to many, he will be sorely missed. I worked in the same office with Stan, for a number of years at VAC. He was the most kind and caring person, I hold many wonderful memories of Stan. Stan, may you rest in peace.
From: Effie Peckham
Always in my heart my forever friend, till we meet again, Love Julie
Namaste, Stan. The heavenly angels are with you now. Love and peace.
From: Ann Marie Neuman
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From: Ann Marie Neuman
Dear Julie so sorry to hear about stan. he was a very nice man he will be sadly miss. Love Cathy and Paul we are here for you
From: Carol Johnson
My sincerest condolences to Stan's family. God wanted Stan with Him but has left with us a beautiful memory of a thoughtful, caring friend who will warm our hearts forever.
From: Mildred MacDonald
It is with great sadness we say goodbye to Stan Mike. His dry wit and keen sense of irony was ever present, whether philosophizing, playing tarabish, or on the big rave. Truly one of the most interesting people I?ve known. His knowledge of the silver screen was amazing. I guess we?ve seen the last swine brothers road trip. Peace be with you, old friend.
From: Ross and Emelie Archibald
Stan's caring, friendliness, kindness, intellect, and wit are a part of what made him a special person to work with in the same organization. My deep condolences to his family and close friends.
From: Debby Williams
I was truly saddened to hear of Stan's passing this past week. Stan was a university friend who I spent many a Friday night with and have many fond memories of his wit, humor and quirkiness! One night we were listening to the Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and Stan said someday we would be able to watch a Stones concert in our living room on a huge screen in stereo as if we were sitting on stage! He was so excited thinking about it; a man way ahead of his time (this being the 70's)!! RIP old friend!
From: David Doyle