It is with deep sadness that the family of Stanley Sunderland announce his passing on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Drayton Valley Hospital, at the age of 80 years.
Stanley, was born to Stina and Sandy Sunderland on June 19, 1937 at home in North End, Alberta. He attended Lindale School until grade six. As a youth he worked with neighbours in farming. During his adult years, he and Joyce maintained farm animals; he operated his own sawmill; did much logging including cutting firewood as late as last December. He operated a D4 Cat and cleared land for many people, as well as County work.
Stan and Joyce met around 1962, dated for quite a few years and were then married in 1969, at Breton United Church by Reverend Bob Hetherington. They set up home in Breton for a time and then moved to the Carnwood area. Their daughter Darlene was born in 1970 and their son John in 1973. Stan will be forever loved and dearly missed by his wife of 48 years, Joyce; daughter, Darlene (Shawn); son, John (Kammi); grandchildren, Alyssa, Bailey, Devon, Steven, Jeffrey, Claire; sister, Anne (Roy) Silver; mother in law, Mary Kalberg; two sisters in law, Mavis (Jack) and Sharon; special niece Terri-Lynn, as well as by numerous extended family and friends.
Stan was predeceased by his parents Stina and Sandy Sunderland.
The Sunderland family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. White and the staff at the Drayton Valley Hospital, as well as to Dr. Butts at the Cancer Clinic in Edmonton.
Stan’s life will be celebrated at the Lindale Community Hall, on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Memorial donations in Stan’s name may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute – 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1Z2.