ERLE HAROLD STINSON
December 9, 1925 – January 25, 2019
We are very sad to say that our Dad, Erle Stinson, passed away peacefully in the early morning of January 25, 2019 at the age of 93.
Predeceased by our mother, Elizabeth Shirley Stinson and his second wife, Vivian Eileen Stinson, Dad is survived by his daughter Susan (Terry Miller), sons Kelly, Ted (Leona Edwards) and Scott (Lynn Montgomery). He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jeff (Susie) and Bryan (Stacey) Miller, Jessie Dial (Allan) and Taylor and Lauren Montgomery-Stinson along with great-grandchildren Summer and Colt Miller and Sam and Will.
Born in Ogema Saskatchewan, Dad grew up on the prairies, moving to Weyburn with his family when he was young. Dad’s childhood was spent in Weyburn swimming and diving in the summer and participating in indoor sports in the winter. Attending the University of Brandon, Dad gained a Bachelor of Science in 1948 and continued his diving as well as playing basketball. He then completed a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan in 1953.
Dad’s first job took him to Moose Jaw SK, where he met our Mom. Kelly and Susan were born there with Ted coming along after the next move to Calgary, AB. From there it was on to Cranbrook, BC where Scott was born. The last push west brought them to Duncan where Dad served as the municipal engineer for North Cowichan from 1970 until his retirement in 1987.
Retired life brought Erle and Beth to Victoria. When Mom died in 1997, Dad met and remarried. Erle and Vivian had many years of fun and travel before their age began to slow them down. After Vivian’s death in the summer of 2017 Dad’s health began to decline. Although he was frail in body, his sense of humour and gentleness stayed strong. Recognizing and connecting with his family right to the end was a tremendous comfort for Dad.
There will be no service at this time; the family will gather to honour his life in the spring. Cremation has taken place. Flowers and donations gratefully declined
Show Your Support
share to facebook
share by email
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de ERLE HAROLD STINSON 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: victoria, Province: Colombie britanique