STANLEY ROBERT MONTGOMERY
February 25th, 1934 – January 19th, 2022
It is with deep sorrow and much love we mourn the passing of Stan Montgomery of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on the Wednesday, January 19th, 2022.
Stan was a devoted family man. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Elsie; children: Greg (Sharon), Jeff (Clarice), Lana, Rod (Lisa), Carrie Mellom (Larry), and Corey (Rose); grandchildren: Scott (Jen), Jason (Amanda), Brock (Brianne), Todd (Lauren), Tom (Pam), Chris (Amber), Brandon, Cameron, Nathan (Nikki), Veronica Lein (Jessie), Andrea, Bo (Sharia), Brock (Claire), Jordyn, Rylan, Blake, Courtney Deitz (Jarett), Candance, Amber, and Dylan; numerous great grandchildren; brother, Glen; and sisters, Merle and Vicki. He was predeceased by his son, Brad Montgomery; brothers, Billy and Wayne Montgomery; sister, Lorraine Nordin; and parents, William and Rosena Montgomery.
Stan was born in the Bladworth, SK district during the dirty thirties. Life was difficult and Stan soon took on many responsibilities on the farm. He was proud of his horsemanship and the fact he could hitch up a team of horses and take his siblings and other local kids to school and back.
Stan moved to Moose Jaw, finding work at a local lumber yard and later with CP Rail. It was with great pride and devotion that he soon became a member of the Moose Jaw Police Service in 1954. He moved up the ranks and ended his career in 1988, while serving as the Superintendent of Police. He took pride in is training and completion of Special Weapons and Tactic Team. Many people remember Stan for what he gave back to his community. He was proud of starting the Police Athletic Fund, which allowed under-privileged children to play the sports they loved. Stan loved the City of Moose Jaw and was humbled and honored to be the mayor serving from 1988-1991.
Stan loved sports. He was an accomplished baseball player and enjoyed many years with the Regals and Mallards, and played in the local fastball league with the Braves. Stan coached for decades, taking many teams to national championships. He fondly remembered the very first team he took to Nationals and was often heard telling stories about what a great group of guys they were and how they loved to compete. One of his sports highlights was when that first team won Nationals. Curling took over in the winter, and he was a ferocious competitor and enjoyed playing at a high level. Similar to baseball, Stan coached a number of teams on the national stage, winning one national championship in 1971 with his two eldest sons, Greg and Jeff, nephew Rocky Verboom, and extended curling family member Donnie Despins. Stan created a legacy of Montgomery curlers, many whom have achieved success in the sport.
Stan’s biggest joy in life was his family! He absolutely loved being a fan, coach, teammate, and mentor. He loved holidays, birthday parties, camping and heading out to the mountains to visit his mom. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time with them. To his extended family whom he coached, he always wanted to set a good example and help mentor them in any way possible.
Rest in peace Dad; a job well done!
The family wishes to send a thank you to the staff at Pioneer Lodge for their care and compassion over the years.
A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held in the spring of 2022, date and time to be announced. Flowers are gratefully declined. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Stan’s name may be made to Moose Jaw Little League Baseball, PO Box 324/325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Most sincere condolences to the Montgomery Family in the recent passing of Stan. Most devoted ball player Rest In Peace
My condolences to the Montgomery Family. As a MJPD family member I grew up in the 60s and 70s considering many of the members there as uncles or very good friends,Stan of course was one of the MJPD members who I looked up to and admired. Stan gave me my 1st job at the old old downtown ESSO and we had many a discussion about keeping me busy and of course sports.
Later on in life when I became a Police Officer Stan was one of the 1st who congratulated me and I always admired and respected him. This is a loss for the Montgomery family and Moose Jaw.
My condolences to the Montgomery family. Stan was a big influence in my life. He coached me in baseball and taught me how to be a gracious winner, and the point of playing was to have fun. He also taught me it’s ok to lose because you can’t win all the time.
My sincere condolences to the Montgomery family. He truly was a gentle man!! May your many memories be your bridge keeping you close to him…
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your dad. He left a positive impact on so many people. May you be comforted by all the great memories you have of him.
To the entire Montgomery family, my deepest condolences on the loss of Stan. I worked with Stan for 10 years at the Police Service prior to his retirement and got to know most of the Montgomery family. He will be deeply missed.
My condolences to Elsie, and the Montgomery family. I’m sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of Stan. He’s been a big asset to Moose Jaw. He will be missed by all. Prayers and thoughts with you at this time.
How sad it is to lose a fine man like Mr. Montgomery to our enemy death, As mentioned in 1Corinthians 15:26. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family, and for you to consider the future hope that we could see our love ones alive again in the near future as stated in 1Corinthians 15:21,22.
My Condolences to the entire Montgomery family. Stan was a pillar in the community and will be missed.
My sincere condolences to Elsie and The Montgomery Family in the passing of Stan. Prayers and thoughts are with each and everyone of you at this time of loss.
My condolences to the Stan Montgomery family in the loss of Stan, he was a great guy and all the kids loved him. He left behind many good memories.
The Montgomery Family,
Our most sincere condolences. Cherish the great memories of Stan and there are many. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Montgomery family at this trying time.
Lloyd and Sandi Luhning
To Tom. and the rest of the Montgomery family, our sincere condolences. May the good times you spend with your father comfort you.
Dear in the Elsie and families… My deepest sympathies go out to all of Stan’s loved ones. I will miss his infectious smile those blue eyes and yes even his singing. I feel so honored to had the pleasure of knowing this “GIANT” man..May he rest in peace and may each of your memories carry you through this difficult time. Sincerely Doris Dunlop
To the Montgomery families, Our most sincere condolences on Stan’s passing. He was always a great guy around the baseball diamonds and a heck of a curler as well. So many great memories. He will be missed by many. Brian and Gwen Montague
Stan was one of my first mentor’s in life as a coach in Little League. He was a big man who I looked up to. My condolences go out to his wonderful family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.