Stanley George HEWITT

HEWITT, Stanley George

Born December 18,1922 in Wednesbury Staffordshire, England. Stan passed away November 26, 2012 in Ladysmith, at the Lodge on 4th.

Stan joined the Royal Air Force in 1941, he rose through the ranks quickly. As Flight Lieutenant he met Doreen, at 31Elementary flight training school in Dewinton, Alberta. They married in Calgary in April 1943. Stan was a decorated Officer, earning the Airforce cross twice in his 21 year career in the RAF. He was Squadron Leader when he retired in 1962. Stan was a pilot for an oil company after retiring from the RAF. He and Doreen lived in Calgary, Alberta for the next ten years, before moving to Ladysmith in 1972. They owned and operated the Holiday House Motel, for about 2 years. After selling the Motel, Stan worked at B.C. Liquor Stores in Ladysmith and Nanaimo. Finally retiring completely in 1986.

He was predeceased by his grandson James in 2011. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Doreen; his sister Pip (Patricia) Ravenscroft (Ben), England; His Children Garry (Sharon),Greg

(Mary-anne), Judith Latouche (Marcell) Richard (Varnita), Steve(Joanne); his grandchildren Phillip, Christina, Sarah, Lori, Wendy, Ian, Shelly, Tera, Ashley, Holly, and 15 great-grandchildren, plus 1 more to arrive in January.

Upon his request there will be no service.

The family would like to thank Dr. Emanuel Fritch, and all the staff at the Lodge on 4th for taking good care of Stan. Special thanks to Father Daniel for his spiritual support.


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