Born July 19, 1946 in Lac la Biche Alberta. Stan took life head on and journeyed the last days of his life with the same vigour. Stan danced to the other side of the dance floor on October 5th, 2010 with his wife Deb at his side, in his arms. An accomplished carpenter, avid golfer, amazing dancer, chef extraordinaire, competitive gin player; Stan was a man’s man who led a full life and was admired for the loving care he provided to his mother Nadia Pouss. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Deb Bannister, brother Al Kowalchuk (Delores Wilson), sister Deb Abbenbroek (Kim Johnson). It was Stan’s great blessing to experience the beauty of a wonderful extended family. Along with Deb’s family, Stan will be missed by family and friends here, Alberta and Bermuda. Special mention to Lincoln Bannister who loves Stan as “Grumpy” (Grandpa). Stan wished for a celebration of his life to be held rather than a funeral. This gathering will be held on Saturday October 16, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 3:00pm at First Memorial Funeral home, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna BC. (250-762-2299) In lieu of flowers please send donations to the BC Cancer Foundation (specify Kelowna Cancer Centre please) 600-686 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Z 1G1, with much thanks from his family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com. Arrangements in care of First Memorial Funeral Services, (250) 762-2299.