We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ltd.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Stan, 85 years of age, at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, BC on October 11, 2021, with family by his side
Stan will be lovingly remembered by his wife Cathy, his children – Pam (Tom), Rhonda (Reg), Sandra (Kirk), Robyn (Scott), Lynda (Rick), James, and Cathy’s children Wendy (Kevan) and Sherry (Jason). He will be greatly missed and remembered by his sisters Betty Reheis and Marlene (Ted) Finnigan, Cathy’s whole extended family as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and friends. A special thanks to his niece, Kim Bentley for her support during this time.
Stan was predeceased by his parents, Dick and Rilla Tully, brother Robert Tully, brother-in-law Fred Reheis and grandson Ryan Pinneo. Also predeceased by Helen Tully, mother of Pam, Rhonda, Sandra and Lynda, and Joan Tully, mother of Robyn and James.
As a young man Stan was enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces and stationed in Germany, he was proud and honored to be a veteran. Upon returning to Canada, he lived in several areas in BC, doing a variety of careers – but one of his favorites was being a long-haul truck driver – the open road, with miles ahead of him, listening to Waylon Jennings. Stan also loved his “toys” – trucks, boats, trailers – you name it, he probably owned it at some point and could tell you all about it. Stan always had plans and dreams, that was one of the things that kept him going – he enjoyed life to the fullest and was able to overcome obstacles that might otherwise have slowed him down, he was also known for being a little stubborn – I’m sure that didn’t hurt either. He proved that right up until the end.
There will be no celebration of life at this time, but Stan will return to the island, his favorite place, this summer and have his ashes scattered across the ocean from a fishing boat. His last fishing trip.
Rest easy Dad.
The family would appreciate any stories or memories you have of Stan shared on the website for all to enjoy.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Poppy Fund - in support of Canadian Veterans