August 28,1953 – May 15,2017
Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia at St. Rita’s Hospital, Stan passed away peacefully at St. Michael's Centre Hospice in Burnaby, B. C. after a valiant 1 1/2-year struggle with cancer.
Stan attended Holy Redeemer Schools, Sydney Academy and Dalhousie University. Stan came west with sister, Leona and family to Calgary where he worked with C.P. Rail. Leaving the cold winters behind he chose the west coast and resided in Burnaby for over 30 years. He was employed by C. P. Rail there also. He was a very generous, good natured person who was very private in his personal life. He explored many hobbies and interests from metal detection, panning for gold to collecting rocks and fossils. He also took calculus courses just for fun. He played tennis in a league and travelled by bicycle until he was no longer able to do so.
Stan was predeceased by his parents, Marian and Julia (Gniewek) Ardelli and older brother, Greg.
Stan is survived by his sister, Leona Whitburn and her husband, Bob and their children and grandchildren. He is also surivived by his Gniewek, MacIntyre, Shepard and Siller Cousins.
Funeral Services will be held at Evan J. Strong Funeral Services (5502 – 2 Street SW, Calgary) on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 am. Internment at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney, Nova Scotia a later date.
Photo, memories, and condolences may be shared with family through www.evanjstrong.com and www.pierfuneralhome.com .
Arrangements in care of EVAN J. STRONG FUNERAL SERVICES, in Calgary 403-265-1199; and Pier Community Funeral Home, in Sydney 902-270-1092
"May the Angels lead you into Paradise Stan. Now you are at Peace"
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