Doug Stannard was born on Dec. 6, 1948 to Nancy and Bill Stannard in Coronation, Alta., the place he was happy to call home for the next 72 years.
Doug passed away July 16, 2021 at Ponoka Hospital.
He worked at Bells Foods after school and in the summer.
He joined Army Cadets and spent one summer at Cadet Camp in Vernon, BC.
Doug played hockey with the Coronation Royals and later with the Coronation Old-timers.
He also bowled in the old bowling alley which was in the basement of the old Elks Hall.
In 1969 he met Judy Siebold of Castor, Alta. and they were married Aug. 28, 1971.
When first married Doug was employed with UGG and later the Feed Mill.
Mark was born in 1974 and Doug changed occupations and went to work for McKenzie Motors, obtaining his automotive mechanic license in 1978.
Todd was born in 1979 and shortly after that Doug went to work for the County of Paintearth as a mechanic and then moved into the oilfield working for Nova, Novalta, Fletcher Challenge and Rindal Oilfield.
He returned to work for McKenzie Motors and worked there until his retirement in June of 2012.
He developed many lasting friendships over the years.
The most notable was with the “gang” from Novalta being Pat Gorcak, Dennis Bossert and Allden Schlosser. They had many “tea times” together after work.
When the Lions Club was formed in Coronation, he became a member.
He enjoyed family time, Cub Scout activities when the boys were involved, and watching both Mark and Todd play basketball.
He always made sure that there was an annual family vacation.
In his retirement, he enjoyed reading a good book, quite often related to World War II or a good western.
TV was also a pastime, watching lots of history documentaries and “The Dukes” movies.
He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Nancy Stannard; parents-in-law, Robert and Catherine Siebold; daughter-in-law Solveig Runars; and brother-in-law Barry Claridge.
He is survived by his loving wife Judy, sons Mark (Janine), Todd (Krista), his grandchildren that were the apple of his eye: Chelsea, Austin, Damon, Liam, Carter, Ashlyn and Gina; and his great-grandchildren, Alexis and Brielle.
He is also survived by his sister Eileen Claridge and her family; sister-in-law Linda (Charlie) Brenner; brothers-in-law Earl (Alison) and Larry (Erin) Siebold and their families; aunty Esther Evans and her family and Doyle and Stannard cousins.
Funeral services were held at the Coronation Community Hall with long-time friend Jim Campion as master of ceremony.
Ed Rye, Larry Siebold and Janine Stannard gave loving tributes of Doug.
Doug was laid to rest at the Coronation Cemetery with pallbearers as Allden Schlosser, Dennis Bossert, Troy Claridge, Jim Dafoe, Ted McKenzie and Ed Rye.
Honourary pallbearers were his beloved grandchildren, Buzz Slemp and Pat and Sheila Gorcak.
Friends gathered in the community hall for a time of fellowship and a luncheon by the Coronation Community.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer Society or the Coronation Hospital Auxiliary.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com.
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-578-3777/403-882-3141.