Stanley Harold VanTassel
On Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 Stanley Harold VanTassel passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years at Pioneer Lodge in Moose Jaw, SK.
Stan was born in Digby, NS on February 25th, 1933. Throughout school he enjoyed playing basketball and lead the high school basketball team to their only Provincial Championship victory. He was later inducted into the Digby Hall of Fame for his basketball success. During the summers he worked at the Digby Pines Golf Course.
Before joining the RCAF, Stanley trained as a plumber in Sydney, NS. He then served in the Canadian Armed Forces throughout Canada, France, and Germany for 29 years when he retired as a Warrant Officer. From there he worked at Canada Employment Insurance until retiring to fill his days with family, music and golf.
The love of his life, Yvonne Gray, became his wife on June 23rd, 1956 at Zion United Church in Moose Jaw. They were married for 66 years.
He was predeceased by his parents. Stanley is survived by his wife, Yvonne; children, Lenise (Laurie) Mang and Bryan (Candra) VanTassel; grandchildren: Nathan (Sara) Mang, Natasha Mang (Dave Vranch), Danett VanTassel (Chirag Kumar Patel), Bryce VanTassel, and Karstin VanTassel; great-grandchildren: Charles Mang, Heidi Mang, Callie Siegner, Julia Mang, and Kara Siegner; and sisters, Bernice (Cliff) Sandeson and Anna VanTassel.
The family would like to thank the staff of Pioneer Lodge for the wonderful care they provided Stan during the last months of his life. They would also like to thank the staff at Moose Jaw Funeral Home for their help and compassion with laying Stanley to rest.
A Private Family Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. The family are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has a new angel watching over his loved one left behind here on earth.
Bo, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad.
Bo and Family,
Our most sincerest condolences on your loss. Cherish the great memories.
Lloyd & Sandi Luhning
Yvonne and family, my deepest condolences to you on the loss of Stan. He will be missed. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met and was a true gentleman.
Sandra and I pass on our deepest sympathy on your families loss. I’ll never forget the first time I met your dad at your house in PMQs. I was sure he was 7 ft tall. He’ll remain a gentle giant in our hearts forever.
To Bryan and family I will hoist a mug to him sorry for your loss Greg Nicholls.
My deepest sympathy to Stan’s family. I’ve golfed and curled with him and always enjoyed his company. The last few years we’ve been exchanging cowboy pocket books. Rest In Peace Stan on the great big range. Ed bekar.
Our deepest sympathy Yvonne, Lenise, Bryan and family.
We always enjoyed our visits when in Moose Jaw.
Our love to all.
To Yvonne and all of Stan’s Family:
Marie and I would like to express our deepest sympathy on Stan’s passing. You all now have a guardian angel watching over you all.
Stan was a great guy and like most of us, loved his golf. I golfed many times with him in the Senior league and he was also always a gentleman. Even after he gave up golf he and Yvonne would park their van behind #5 green and watch everyone play through. I would always stop at the van and ask him where he met the cute lady and he would say that she just jumped in the van and then then we would all have a good laugh.
RIP my friend.
Lenise, Laurie and family….so sorry to read of your dad’s passing. All the Good memories will help as you put one foot in front of the other.
Love Gerry and Glennys
Bryan and Candra thinking of you all during this time of loss
I met Stan while working at Lynbrook and he was one of the guys you liked to see come in the door. Always a gentleman and always had an opinion which , he didn’t mind to share
Condolence’s to the Bryan and the family.
Condolences to the whole family Brian and Nadine and everyone . Sad times ahead please try to remember your best times of your life together. We will say a prayer for dad
My condolences to Bryan and his entire family during this difficult time.
My condolences to Boh, Candra, and families. Sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. I remember a nice man, humble, and one of the smoothest golf swings to watch.
Lenise and Laurie, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Bryan and family — we were very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was such a great friend to my Dad as they spent all those hours together on the golf course. I will always remember his kind nature, he always had time to visit and tell a story or two.
Stan was a great guy with a huge heart. I am proud to have served with him.
Sincere condolences to Yvonne and family. Stan was one of the first tech’s I worked with when I first arrived at CFB Moose Jaw.