Stanley James Nelson
Stanley James Nelson, 56, passed away in a logging truck accident on Monday, November 28, 2011. He was born in Burns Lake on August 1st, 1955. He was the only boy in his family; his sisters Diane, Lynne, Geraldine and Sherylee will really miss their brother. Stan was married to Laurel, his wife of 36 years, and they had two children, Ryan (Brandee) and Amy (Michael). He was very happy to be a grandpa, first to Sterling James, next Regann Dawn. Then came Nelson Wayne and last, but not least, Hunter James Derek! He lived a very full life, you name it, he did it. He was the Grandpa in the pool playing with the kids and taking them to the park. He travelled the world, and flew the skies. His greatest passion was flying and he shared that adventure with all the people brave enough to go up in his airplane (which he built himself)! He flew people where they needed to go, took friends and friends of friends up and he also loved to inspire new potential pilots in the COPA for Kids Young Eagles. He was a caring husband, a loving father, a dear brother and a friend that many treasured. Words cannot express how deeply he will be missed, but he will continue to live on in our memories.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to do so may make donations in memory of Stan to the Vernon Flying Club. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.