Laurelea Kim Stanley – It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Laurelea Kim Stanley, of Fruitvale, BC on March 15, 2017. Kim passed away with family by her side at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital at the age of 56.
Kim was born on April 13, 1960 in Vancouver, BC. She grew up in Port Hardy, BC. She moved to Rossland at the age of 18 for a short time before moving to Trail, where she met the love of her life Al Stanley. They were married on August 16, 1980.
Kim was a proud and dignified woman who was passionate about life. She did everything with a smile on her face and love in her heart. Her family was her life, everything she did was for them. She had a wonderful sense of humour which endeared her to everyone who she came in contact with. She was warm, compassionate, vibrant, positive, and wise in all that she did. She found the good in all situations and always had positive advice to those who turned to her. She was a great support to those who needed a strong shoulder to lean on. She always knew what to say in the toughest of times.
Kim enjoyed many activities such as sewing, upholstery, making her children Halloween costumes and many more. But most of all she loved to travel, Las Vegas especially. She just wanted to be around those who meant the world to her, it didn’t matter what they were doing. She held a special place in her heart for her daughter and best friend Chelsea and granddaughter Alyssa, they were inseparable right up to the end.
Kim leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her husband of 36 years, Al Stanley, children, Craig (Kayla) and Chelsea (Mike); grandchildren Alyssa, Madison, Payton and Nolan; mother-in-law Anna Stanley; sister-in-law Sandra (Robert) Dixon; sister Shelley Kirkpatrick; Auntie Joyce (Leo) Kirkpatrick, nephews Tyler and Ryan Dixon, and Ryan Stawski, as well as countless family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents Harvey and Marjorie Kirkpatrick, brother Shane Kirkpatrick, father-in-law Bert Stanley.
A heart felt thank you to the staff of Oncology, 3rd floor nursing staff of KBRH, Home Care Nurses, Jim Maniago, Dr. Marnie Jacobsen, Dr. Phillips and Dr. Yo as well as Paula Kelly and Sheryl Skinner for going above and beyond to ensure her needs were met. The care and support not only for her, but to the family is greatly appreciated.
At her request, no service will be held. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Kim’s name can be made to Cops for Kids online https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/5981 or by mail PO Box 20161, RPO Towne Centre Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9H2 or to BC Children’s Hospital or the Canadian Cancer Society.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca