Stanley Shott

Obituary of Stanley Patrick Shott

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Stanley Patrick Shott

(April 2, 1956 - May 23, 2021)

Stanley Patrick Shott was born April 2, 1956 in Daysland to Peter B. and Anna Szott. He was their third child in a family of seven. Stan passed away May 23, 2021 at the age of 65 years.

Stan spent his childhood growing up on their family farm where he and his six siblings played, worked and had many adventures.

Stan attended school in Daysland until grade 12, when he got his first job in road construction. This began his long career in the industry.

In 1978 he started work at Border Paving where he worked for over 40 years. At first as an equipment operator, then as crew foreman and finally as a welder, designer and fabricator in the asphalt plant shop.

Also in 1978, he married his wife of 42 loving years, Janice Farness. They were blessed with two children, a son, Jason in 1979 and a daughter, Cassandra in 1984.

Stan worked hard and played hard and loved his family. He had many talents. He liked designing and building things from wood and metal. He also liked to BBQ. He and Janice hosted an annual family BBQ for many years, where family could catch up with their lives and enjoy good food and a good time. Stan also loved to travel, he and Janice travelled to many parts of the world.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Janice; son Jason (Lawanda) Shott; daughter Cassandra Shott; and granddaughter Savannah; his mother Anna Szott; brothers Raymond (Marg) and Henry (Colleen); sisters Mary Anne (Owen) Cook, Patricia Hollenbeck and Theresa (John) Golby; sister-in-law Rhonda Shott; brother-in-law Art (Jane) Farness; and many nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was predeceased by his father Peter B. Szott, brother Victor Shott, brother-in-law Mark Hollenbeck, mother-in-law Ann Farness and sister-in-law Diane Tchir (nee Farness).

Stan’s presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a loving husband and father and a great friend.

To honor his life, a gathering has taken place Sunday, May 29, 2022 at the Norsemen Inn, to share memories, laugh at the good times, and remember the full life he lived.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Stanley's memory may be made to STARS, or to the Stollery Children's Hospital.

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