Stanley (William Stanley Blythe) Chambers

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Captain Stanley Chambers, on July 13, 2006, in White Rock BC in his 90th year.

Stan was born on October 19, 1916 in Vancouver, the youngest child of John and Devina Chambers of the Shetland Islands.

Stan will be dearly missed by his devoted friend, Mary Perras, his daughter Donna Howell (James), grandchildren David and Debbie Howell, and great-grandson Brodi.

Stan will be lovingly remembered by his nieces Patricia Lawton and Doris Cummings, his nephew Laurie Chambers, his cousin Ina Sinclair, his sister-in-law Florence Chambers, and numerous extended family members.

Stan was predeceased by his wife Evelyn(1986), his sister Mary Sweeney (1933) and his brothers John (1997) and Jim (1998).

Stan’s early years were spent in Powell River, where his family homesteaded at Okeover Arm.

Stan enjoyed a long, colourful, and adventurous life, with many careers: he was a merchant seaman before and during World War II, a marine captain on the BC coast, a commercial fisherman, boat builder, taxi driver, small business owner, construction worker, welder & more…….

Stan will be best remembered for his love of family and friends, his wonderful sense of humour, his amazing ability to spin a yarn about his worldly experiences, and his unmatched talent for telling a joke.

The family is very appreciative of the kindness and care shown by Dr Sean Petrovic and the staff of the palliative care unit at the Peace Arch Hospital. There will be no service, by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Stan’s memory may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, or a charity of choice.

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