A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE Stanton (Stan) William Smith
It is with deep sadness we announce the sudden passing at the age of 71 of Stanton (Stan) William Smith on March 5, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years Louise (Auger) and his cherished son Eric William.
Stan was predeceased by his parents Rita (Giroux) and William James Smith and brother Francis. Lovingly remembered by his aunts Emilienne Gerard and Fleurette St. Laurent, uncles Malcolm (Kay) and David (Noreen), sisters and brothers-in-laws, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was the proud godfather to Stuart, Annie and Stephane. He especially enjoyed his lunch outings with Jean-Marc (Suzanne). He will also be missed by close friends, the Spillings, the Holgates, the Maciuras and the Mignaults.
Stan upon graduating from the University of Ottawa, worked at IBM’s Ottawa office for over 35 years. Stan was an avid golfer at Greyhawk Golf Club and a pickleball player. He passed on his passion for sports to his son and they looked forward to attending RedBlacks, Senators and Blue Jays games together.
Family and friends may pay their respect on Saturday, March 11, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Complex (1250, Trim Road, Orleans) followed by a chapel service at 12 p.m.
In memory of Mr. Smith, donations can be made in his memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
C’est avec beaucoup regret que j’ai appris le décès de Stan. J’ai de bon souvenirs du temps qu’on était à l’académie de la salle et différente occasion qu’on se voyaient. Je vous souhaite mes sympathies à toi Louise et Éric.
Nos sympathies à toute la famille et les amis. Gros câlins à vous tous en ces moments difficiles. Mélanie Goulet
I only knew Stan because of our shared passion for Pickleball.
But what a fine man he was- a true gentleman and friendly presence whether as a competitor or a teammate when we played on the courts at François Dupuis. recreation complex.. On behalf of all of us from that community,, please accept our sincere condolence to his family.. We shall miss him dearly..
Sincères condoléances à toute la famille. J’ai connu Stan en jouant au pickelball au RAFO et j’en garde de bons souvenirs.
Quand quelqu’un qu’on aime devient un souvenir, le souvenir devient un trésor et les souvenirs sont des trésors qu’on garde en soi jusqu’à sa mort! Ils nous éclairs la nuit, meublent nos esprits et donnent un sens à notre vie. Anonyme.
Louise et Éric, acceptez nos plus sincères condoléances, nos pensées vous accompagnent pendant cette période douloureuse. Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de courage.
C’est avec stupeur et tristesse que j’ai appris le décès de Stan. J’ai connu Stan sur les courts de pickleball du RAFO et du centre François Dupuis à Orléans.
Compétiteur féroce mais toujours respectueux de ses adversaires et partenaires, c’était toujours un plaisir de discuter et d’échanger avec lui sur une foule de sujets. Un vrai gentleman qui va manquer à beaucoup de monde!
Toutes mes sympathies à la famille.
My sincere sympathies on the passing of such a wonderful man. I will miss golfing with him every Monday at Greyhawk with fellow golfers Nicole and Bill. You can tell quite a bit about a person during a golf game and Stan was the ultimate gentleman.
Monsieur le Directeur,/Cher Eric,
Ma famille se joint à moi pour vous présenter, à vous personnellement et à l’ensemble de votre famille, nos condoléances les plus attristées à la suite du décès de Papa, votre père.
Puisse le Seigneur Dieu, recevoir son âme et que celle-ci repose en paix.
Courage, Monsieur le Directeur.
Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Mes pensées vous accompagnent durant cette épreuve difficile.
We were shocked and heartbroken when we heard that Stan, our wonderful friend had suddenly passed away. Stan was a kind, caring and generous man, he had a big smile and a terrific sense of humor. He touched so many lives, and we are blessed and honored to have known him and his wonderful wife and son.
I had the privilege of working with Stan for many years at IBM. We became very close friends and colleagues, we were like brothers. We were both avid Ottawa sports fans. Louise, and Karen became good friends as well and the four of us spent many happy times together.
He will always have a special place in our hearts and we are praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. We hope the wonderful memories you have will help you during this very difficult time you are going through.
I will miss you my friend ,Itwas always enjoyable playing pickleball with you all those years.Furthermore you were a wonderful person and a good friend, You will be missed by all of us in the pickleball community for sure. Dan
I met Stan for the first time last fall while playing pickleball at Francois Dupuis Recreation Centre. We quickly established some kind of connection and enjoyed an occasional laugh at our sometimes mediocre display of skills – he was nevertheless always quick to compliment anyone who made a good shot. He was an extraordinary person and I am sorry that I didn’t get to know him earlier. In our conversations, it became obvious to me very quickly that he cherished his family and friends, and to you all I offer my deepest condolences. I know that you must have many fond and great memories of Stan to help you look to the future. Rest in peace Stan – you are and will continue to be missed.
Au pickleball, tu étais un joueur qui aimait le sport pour le social et l’entregent. C’était un grand plaisir de jouer avec et contre toi. Tu étais grandement respecter dans la communauté pickleball. On te manquera beaucoup Stan.
We extend our most sincere condolences to Louise and Eric, and to Stan’s extended family. We are profoundly saddened by his passing and remain heartbroken by the thought of no longer seeing or speaking with our most kind neighbour.
Stan was a very friendly and courteous man, always upbeat and generous. We collaborated on many projects, conversed frequently and kept an eye out for each other.. So many chats, so many laughs! We will miss him.
We trust that the many happy memories you have of him will give you strength and soothe your sorrows.
With deepest sympathies,
Gaston, Jane, Matthew and Alicia Barban
Eric, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Wishing we were there with you today. Hugs and prayers from your family in Sweden. Duane, Maria and Emma.
I was very sad to read about Stan’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Stan was always well liked and respected by his IBM colleagues. He will be remembered fondly by these colleagues.
So sorry for your loss, Eric, Louise and family. We are all thinking of you and are there for you in this painful time.
Mes sincères condoléances Éric. Mes pensées vous accompagnent toi et ta famille dans cette épreuve difficile. Je vous souhaite tout le soutien et la force que l’on peut espérer dans une telle situation.
C’est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous avons appris le départ soudain de notre ami Stan. Je garde de précieux souvenirs de nos échanges lors de nos joutes au pickleball du RAFO. Tu vas nous manquer! Repose en paix !
Mes sincères condoléances à la famille. J’ai connu Stan par l’entremise de l’activité du pickleball au RAFO .. repose en paix Stan.