- 84 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 10, 1930
- Date of passing: Aug 21, 2014
|Let the memory of Stanley be with us forever|
Stanley Philip Bateman was born July 10, 1930 in London, England.
Stan's family moved to Wales when he was very young.
He served in the Royal Navy where he became an engineer until he retired. Upon his retirement he was on his way to New Zealand to start his new life. He stopped to visit his sister who was living in Canada. He loved the area so much he decided to stay and make a life there instead. Stan became an engineer for the Canadian Ferry Boat System and retire from there too.
In June, 2010 he met the woman he would later say was his soul mate and the person he had been waiting for his whole life. He said he had never known true love until he met Nancy. He also said he never knew the love of a true family until he became part of her family. He loved their twin grandsons, Neeko and David, and bragged about them often. Stan died at their Canadian home while sleeping on August 21, 2014.
"Thought of Stan today for quite a long time not recalling it was the Anniversary of his passing. That is not surprising because he was likely sending me his energy. We did that to each other quite often. Not long before his passing I was thinking about him one day and he called on the phone a few minutes later from Canada to Minnesota. I said 'I was just thinking about you'. Often the same happened vice versa when I called him. The spirits of special friends never stop communicating. Best to you Nancy and all who loved the man like I did. God's speed friend!"
Words are nothing unless they are softly spoken and with a gentle heart.
Stan had these qualities. Thank God for his life, and the legacy he took from this place and what he left behind.
Love Joe 'E'
"Uncle Stan....you were loved by your whole family both here in the UK and in Canada. We will always remember. Peace be with you now. xx"
"Stan, thank you SO much! You have touched my life, and I will remember your wisdom forever."
"Stan....what a blessing it was the day I met you at NCAL....I always loved to hear you share...the words came from you beautiful heart and touched me in so many ways. Thank you for being the wonderful Man that you were and are. You will live on in my heart forever. And also thank you for introducing me to Nancy...A Beautiful Lady...
"Thank You SO MUCH for this Jay!
Misty eyes here now as I grow to accept Stan is gone although he feels as close as always. He built a stone stairway at our Mn home. I walked on the 'Stan Steps' one day and thought "I wonder how he is?" We hadn't talked for a couple months but within a couple hours the phone rang. Stan; 'Just thinkin' about ya'. That happened dozens of times. Some kind of 'cosmic connection'. As always we exchanged "I love ya's" at the end of our last 'earthly' connection-only a couple days before he went 'home'."
It was always such a pleasure seeing you when you would venture down San Diego way. I just loved when you shared your wisdom, your stories and yourself with all of us. You are truly missed in our neck of the woods.
Rest in Peace, Stan
"Stan, was the father I wish I had. I am thankful for the time we did have, though sad it was so short. I loved him very much. It warmed my heart every time he introduced me as his daughter. We all miss him terribly, especially mom and their grandsons, my boys, Neeko and David. You will be forever missed Dad, love Dee."
"Jay, thank you so much for setting up this memorial page for me. Stan was the love of my life. My only regret is that we didn't have more time together, but we made the most of the time we did have together and I wouldn't change it for anything. My heart aches everyday for him. "Our" song was "I know you're out there somewhere" by the Moody Blues. I know he is waiting for me and we will be together again "somewhere out there". Love, Nancy"
Thanks for all of life's lessons and all the fond memories.
I never have witnessed anyone that would go out of thier way to help someone out as much as you.
You had a gift of reading people and knowing
who needed help right then.....
Rest in Piece my friend.
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