BOX, Stanley. November 13, 1916 – March 8, 2013. A good man is gone. Stan Box passed away peacefully with family at his side and his favourite Big Band music playing. Stan grew up in Ridgeway and left during the Depression for a life of adventure and freedom, making his own luck. He spent 5 years overseas during WWII serving in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. He returned to marry Edna Phelps and they raised 3 children in Port Colborne, Patricia (Paul Williams), Laurence (Maria) and Marilynne. Stan continued to serve his community, joining the Port Colborne Police and working there until his retirement in 1977. Grandchildren Arwen, Sean, Tonya, David and Julie all spent happy summers swimming in the lake with Grandpa and enjoying enormous picnics on the lawn. Stan was an unfailingly good role model for all his family, including great-grandchildren Eden, Emalee, Owen, Stanley, Sasha and Connor and he was Uncle Stan to many. He loved getting behind the wheel to see where the road took him and was an accomplished golfer and enjoyed both until he was well into his 90s. Stan was a steadfast gentle man who lived a life of devotion to others. That love and devotion was repaid to him throughout his long life, especially by Marilynne. He is missed and lovingly remembered by his family, friends and community. Cremation has taken place. Stan’s family will receive friends at the DAVIDSON FUNERAL HOME 135 Clarence St., Port Colborne, on Friday March 15, 2013 from 7-9pm. A Memorial service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 11:00am. Private interment at a later date. Donations in Stan’s name may be made to the Port Colborne Public Library.
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