Stanley Edward July 17th, 1919 to March 9th, 2006. Stan passed away peacefully at Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 86 years. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his son Glen Roy Guest, Daughter-in-law, Karalee Guest, and granddaughter Krystal Leanne Guest. Stan was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years Marjorie Ruth Guest (Nee- Byers) in March 2004.
Stan was born in Nottingham England in 1919. In 1926 he came to Canada with his father Edward and mother Elsie and settled in London, Ontario where Edward (Ted) joined the Canadian Army. In 1929 they were posted to Victoria, BC where Stan lived until 1934. This is where he acquired his love for fishing. In 1934 the Guest family was transferred to Calgary, AB and lived in Mardaloop where Stan completed his high School at Central Memorial.
In 1938, with War looming, Stan joined the Number One Fighter Wing of the RCAF at Currie Barracks, Calgary, Serial No. #400. In 1939 he was transferred to Montreal to work recruiting for the RCAF. It was there that he met Marjorie, the love of his life. They were married on December 7th, 1940. In 1942 he was sent back to England and served throughout Europe until 1945 with the 126th Wing. When the War was over he and Marjorie were posted to Ottawa, where he worked in the Properties Division of the RCAF, and was commissioned as an Officer in 1950. There his son Glen was born in 1952. In 1960 he was once again on the move to Penhold, AB as Chief Administrative Officer. There he became one of the First National Lifeguard Instructors and managed to have a pool constructed for the base. In 1963 he was promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader and became the Chief Administrative Officer for the Namao Air Force Base. After the construction of another swimming Pool, he and his family were posted to Ramstein Germany, where he served in Nato -4th ATAF for 3 years.
After 31 years in the Canadian Forces, he and his family retired to Vernon, BC. He worked in Residential and commercial, Real Estate for Mercer Co. for almost five years. He then became the head of the Ski Patrol at Silver Star Ski Hill for about ten years. There were many evenings spent searching for wayward skiers. They were always located and there never was a casualty during this period. Stan made a lot of good, long lasting friendships. He skied until he was seventy seven and golfed at Spallumcheen Golf Course, where he also made a number of very good long lasting friends. Stan could do anything from working on his sport cars to fixing, designing or making anything he set his mind on doing. He was an accomplished artist, painter, photographer and was always involved in helping and improving society one way or another. He was involved in swimming, the Rotary Club and set up The Red Cross Blood Donor Clinics throughout the Okanagan. He saw the future crystal clear and was always interested in the studying of the past. He was extremely inquisitive and a perfectionist in all the varied interests that he chose to become involved in. His commitment to society as a whole will be greatly missed. He was an innovator and a doer. He was very active until his last days. He was an honest, honorable, fun loving man who got the most out of life possible. He loved a good joke and relished life every day and was extraordinary productive. He loved his family to the utmost and everything he did was with thought, dignity and class. Stan will be deeply missed by family, friends and associates alike. As per his wishes A Memorial Service will be held in Calgary at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church, at 1802 33rd, Ave, SW on Friday, March 24th, 2006 for family. He will be buried in Shigawake Gaspe beside his only love Marjorie. There his life’s journey will end and Marjorie will once again have “her Beau” by her side. Those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Stan may do so to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation 2101 32nd, Street Vernon, BC V1T 5L2. We the family wish to thank Dr. W Charlton and staff, and to the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home for their patience and understanding. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME (250) 542-4333. Condolences may be emailed to pleasantvalleyfh.com