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GROZINA, Stanley
November 6, 1937-April 29, 2014
After 76 years of a very full life Stanley passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family – his partner of 17 years Alice, his daughter Irene (Randy), his grandchildren Jamie and Chad, and his sisters Maritza and Ivanka. He is also survived by nieces and nephews in Slovenia and a large and loving family in the Philippines. After emigrating from Slovenia in 1956 with $20 to his name, Stan established a successful chrome plating business in Winnipeg. Always up for adventure, he sold that business and went on to own the The Cave Nightclub in Vancouver until it closed in 1981. From then, he settled in False Creek and East Vancouver where he worked as a carpenter, builder, and inventor. Above all, he will be remembered as a gardener, polka partner, chef, and storyteller with a hearty laugh and infectious spirit. Memorial services will be held at Oceanview Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St. Burnaby, with a viewing on Saturday May 3rd from 7-9pm and a memorial service on Sunday May 4th, from 10-11am. The family asks that donations be made to the BC Cancer Society in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be offered at

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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 2, 2014.
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13 entries
May 16, 2015
I was so sad to hear of your passing Dear Stand,and often go thru my album of photo's from the Cave where i worked for you and was also your room mate,we shared many laugh's and you certainly where a good cook ,although we remained in contact afterwards outings ,time did go by where we lost touch .but you where always in my thoughts then ,and will remaine apart of my beautiful memories for always , thanks Stanley for that.see you again someday MOMMY .
Danielle Poisson
October 3, 2014
In honour of Insane Bert, who Stan used to roller skate with as young children together, there motto was...If you played a sport :Go Ahead"
Henry Lam
October 1, 2014
Loved Stan. Got to know him in the late 1970s. I attended The Cave weekly as part of Zarbie Bates' entourage. We were there every night when certain acts performed (such as Paul Revere and the Raiders, Society of Seven, Morris Bates, Brandon Wilf etc.). Wonderful, wonderful memories. Damn, I miss The Cave...
Calver Weems
September 30, 2014
Stanley you were the greatest, those times we worked together, particulary when Dave and I helped changed the light bulbs in the womens restroom, things were never same without you there Pally
John Jaskula
July 30, 2014
I have great memories of you Stan, from working for you at the Cave, you always had a smile on your face and treated people with respect. You made The Cave a fun place to work and to be. RIP Stanley...
May 5, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Stans passing.I remember the good times we had at the Cave as well as other functions. I can still see his boyish grin and hear his laugh. Like a lot of the acts he booked he was a class act himself. He will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
Mike Burr
May 5, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Grozina family, I have many great memories of Stan from my appearances at "The Cave' which was a great club, even though I haven't seen Stan for many years he has often been in my thoughts. So thanks for the memories Stan and rest in peace. Frankie Stevens , New Zealand.
Frankie Stevens
May 4, 2014
Thank you for the good times at the Cave and whistler.. Fond memories, always cherish!! Rip darling
Annie O Dea
May 3, 2014
This is your old friend Jerry. I carried you in my hands when we were in prison camp when you were 4 years old. You have always been in my heart - you are one of my best friends and countryman. I told you last time we met, please save a seat for me! I wish you a safe journey. God speed.

We both will miss you lots.
Jerry & Lynda Sokler
May 3, 2014
It has been a pleasure knowing and enjoying Stans company with my brother Bill. We had all travelled to Hawaii for a xmas with Frankie Stevens and had many many laughs.
Darlene Starr
May 2, 2014
Some of my happiest times were spent at the Cave Supper Club and you were a great friend for many years.
Thanks for the memories Stan
Bill Storoschuk
May 2, 2014
My fondest memories of you were working with you at "the Cave" You brought that Cave to life with your smile and heart !
You were truly one of a kind my friend,,
You will be missed by all
May 2, 2014
Thanks for the memories my loyal friend . You will be missed .
Derek Comer
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