Stanley Clausen

Stanley Jake Clausen

Stanley Jake Clausen passed away in the Gateby Care Facility on April 16th, 2007 at the age of 96. Stan was born on July 30th, 1910 in Bawlf, Alberta. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean in 1996, son Lawrence in 2006, brother Russell, and sister Marion Dahlburg. He is survived by his son, Ken (Ann) of Richmond, B.C., and daughter Phyllis (Stan) Smith of Vernon, B.C., sisters Ethel Hedstrom, Alice Mortenson and Helen Hansen all of Valemount, B.C. He is also survived by daughter-in-law Carol Clausen of Abbotsford, B.C., his grandchildren, Lorretta Beck of Gibbons, Alberta, Rhonda Brodeur (Fernand) of Abbotsford B.C., Julie Clausen of Calgary, Alberta, David Clausen of Richmond, B.C., and several great and great-great grandchildren. Leaving his childhood home in Bawlf, Alberta, Stan moved with his parents to Valemount. Later with his wife Jean and family, he moved to Youbou, Victoria and Ladysmith, working as a machinist, welder-fabricator in the boat building, logging and mining industries. After moving to Keremeos where he owned and operated a motel and orchard, Stan and his family moved back to the coast, eventually residing in Richmond, B.C. working as a machinist, welder-fabricator once again. Eventually retiring in Vernon, Stan built his retirement home on Swan Lake. His passions included God, his family, his church and working in his workshop. Stan enjoyed building, machining, manufacturing and bringing reality to his many creative dreams using his welding machines, wood and metal lathes. Stan’s love for people and a keen desire to “help out” in time of need, always found his and Jean’s schedule a busy one. Their love of children found many young ones “growing up” in Stan and Jean’s home where “their kids” were loved and cared for, some even taking their first steps, and others to this day, still calling them grandma and grandpa. Stan loved music and was a self-taught musician, playing the organ, violin, banjo and accordion. Although learning to read music, to the delight of many, he would entertain them by playing their favourite tunes from memory. A special thank you the staff of The Gateby for their kind and loving care. Stan will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at Vernon Alliance Church, 2601-43rd Avenue, Vernon, B.C. on April 27th at 1:30 P.M. with a reception to follow in the Alliance Hall. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Stan may send a donation to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 20 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H5. Funeral Arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (542-1187)