Pearl Marion Stanley (nee Roberts)
a recent resident at Berwick on the Park in Kamloops, passed quietly on Wednesday, March 29th from a short illness. She was surrounded by her children, Dawn Dickson from Arlington, Washington, Dennis Stanley, from Kamloops, and David Stanley from Richmond B.C. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba in 1929 to a family of 6 children. She is survived by 4 of her siblings, Ruby Christiansen, Bert Roberts, Fred Roberts, and Ken Roberts, who still reside in Manitoba.
She attended a Business College when she graduated from high school, and spent a career working in the Royal Bank. She married Douglas Stanley, a fellow from her high school, and they left the prairies for British Columbia after a couple of years of marriage. They resided in Prince Rupert for 10 years, where they enjoyed a large group of friends. They square danced, camped in the summer, and frequently played cards. They had three children before they moved to Prince George for another 10 years. Their next home was in Kamloops until Doug retired from his Weyerhaeuser job, and she had retired from the Bank. During this time they purchased a waterfront property at the Shuswap where they built a beach home that the family has enjoyed as a gathering place every summer for many years. Upon retirement, they moved to Vernon and enjoyed 20 years living at the Inglewood Adult Community Center. There were many gatherings and friends to share the last years of their lives. She was very happy there.
Pearl enjoyed knitting, sewing, painting, playing cards, curling, and badminton at different times in her life. She welcomed, and is survived by 7 grandchildren, Michael Dickson, Joshua Dickson, Amber Ward, Jacey Mann, Christopher Stanley, Darcy Wilk, and Danica Stanley-Beck. There are also 5 great grandchildren she has been able to spend time with, Adeline Ward, Olive Ward, Elle Ward, Emerson Mann, and the newest, Kipton Wilk. Pearl always loved the babies and children.
Pearl lost her husband of 64 years in 2015, and has been in independent living at Berwick for the last 6 months. Her illness was sudden and terminal, but she faced it with courage and without complaint.
We wish you peace in your new life mom, and will always remember our times together. You will be greatly missed, and always loved.
A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00-3:00 at the Inglewood Clubhouse, 1001 30th Ave, Vernon, B.C.