Stanley Sydney Roberts

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Nov 4, 1921 - Apr 5, 2013

Born on November 4, 1921 in Alix Alberta, Stanley passed on peacefully on April 5, 2013 at George Derby Centre, Burnaby. He was predeceased by Mary, his loving wife of 60 years, and sisters Rae and Madeleine. He will be lovingly remembered by his six children, Paul (Cathy), David, Jill (Bob), Bev (Carlo), John (Charlene), and Dyhan (Gordon), 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, his sisters Gloria and Rose and an extended family of nieces and nephews.

Stan enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1940 and served in England and Italy in the company of his beloved uncle Bert. While in England he met and married the love of his life, Mary.

Stan was a dedicated and highly principled teacher and administrator in the Okanagan and Coquitlam school districts. A man of discerning intellect, insightful wisdom, and charming wit, he was an activist, humanitarian, philosopher, and philanthropist - most passionate about human rights, eradicating poverty, and giving all children access to education. His integrity and values were a model for all those who knew him.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at St. Laurence Anglican Church, 825 St. Laurence St., Coquitlam on Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation or to Oxfam would be appreciated.


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