It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected passing of Gary Kenneth Stanton. Born, June 26, 1956, Gary passed away peacefully at his home on February 5, 2015 at the age of 58 years.
Born in Trail, Gary was raised and educated in Rossland. Once the family settled, Gary was immersed in many local sports; this included Little League Baseball, Minor Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby and Soccer. Gary excelled in all, including successful seasons as a crafty left winger with the Rossland Junior Warriors. His love of sport continued throughout his life, enjoying recreational hockey, slo-pitch and most recently curling.
Gary recently retired as a Steam Engineer with Teck Cominco after 37 years. He will always be remembered for his gentle nature, quiet wisdom and humour. All who knew him know we’ve lost one of the nicest and kindest person that you ever have known. Beyond everything, Gary’s life-long commitment and unconditional love for his children and family never wavered.
Gary is survived by his children, Natalie (Alex) Grant, Larissa (Peter) Harrington and Jarrin; his grandchildren: Brayden, Carden, Dominic and Owen. He is also survived by his siblings: Carol, John, Tom, Betty, Nancy, Barb and Gord as well as their families. Gary was a beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and a treasure to many, and his best buddies and former teammates who will always remember him with affection. Gary was predeceased by his parents Barb and Ken and his brother Don.
A Celebration of Gary’s life will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm at the Warfield Village Hall. Cremation has taken place with a family gathering at Mountain View Cemetery for his interment. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services is entrusted with the cremation arrangements.
Donations may be made to Kids Sport, c/o Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre, 1875 Columbia Ave., Trail, BC V1R 4T8 or www.kidsportcanada.ca.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca