From Stan's family:
With profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Stan. Left to mourn are his cherished wife, Dawn, his three children, Kelly Storms (Andrew), Stephen (Eyrely) and Sullivan (Soleil); his sisters, Sandra Dumont and Joan Weston; his adored grandchildren (Liam, Taya, Koen, Zef and Mason) plus nieces, nephews and good friends near and far.
Stan grew up in Vancouver, attended Magee, was a proud Fiji at UBC, and a long-time member of the Arbutus Club where he enjoyed his favourite sport of squash. On a nice day, Stan could be seen driving his prized 1961 Austin Healey. He was a respected and devoted port agent in the shipping and cruise industry. 'Stan the Man' had a way of making everyone's life seem brighter when he was around. Stan and Dawn moved to Palm Springs for their retirement where he spent his final days with the love of his life. His loss is immeasurable but he leaves many special memories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association in Stan's memory. A Celebration of Life will be held in Vancouver at a later date.
On behalf of BC Shipping News, we offer our sincerest condolences to Stan's family. Having worked with Stan to promote and further the cruise industry in British Columbia, this was sad news indeed. Stan will always be remembered for his energy, his contagious enthusiasm and, most assuredly, for his smile and laughter (plus, inside joke: the small shampoo bottles he always so thoughtfully brought back from Miami!).