Long, Stanley Herbert
(October 19, 1948 - June 15, 2019)
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce Stan’s passing following a brief but determined battle with leukemia. Stan was born in Edmonton as the middle of three children to Stan and Betty and was affectionately called “Buster” growing up. After receiving his Exploration Technology Diploma from NAIT, he moved to Calgary with his first wife, Ann, to raise a family and begin a career as a geologist that would see him occupy a variety of field and office positions in the oil and gas industry over the better part of 40 years. He was lucky to share the later years of his life with his devoted partner, Dawn St. Michael, became a proud, four-time grandfather, and enjoyed a second career in security until the time of his illness.
Stan was an avid sports fan and a natural athlete. He frequently coached his children’s teams and played softball long after his back tried to convince him to quit. He was rarely happier than when he was golfing with friends on “The Tour”, where he shared big laughs and happily volunteered unsolicited commentary on each of his swings.
Stan will be missed by Dawn; brother, Ron (Vivian); children, Kelly Ann (Doug) and Kevin (Kristin); grandchildren, Kylie, Parker, Nathan and Delaney, as well as friends and coworkers. He is predeceased by his parents and sister, Sharon.
Stan’s family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and staff members at the Foothills Medical Centre (Unit 57), Rockyview Hospital and Southwood Hospice for their kindness and thoughtful care. A private Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Stan’s memory to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or a potentially life-changing donation of blood or platelets to Canadian Blood Services. To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Stanley, please visit www.choicememorial.com.