Stanley (Stan) Kuchinski
Born in Polesi, Poland Dec. 20, 1924
Passed away in Smithers, B.C.,
at the Bulkley Lodge, Nov. 1, 2012
He passed away after a courageous battle with stomach cancer with his friends Ciril and Johanna at this bed side, predeceased by his only sister Alexandra in Poland on Oct. 2, 2012.
At a young age his was uprooted by Russians from Poland to Siberia, from there he was conscripted to join the Allies serving in the Middle East, Africa and Italy during the way years. In 1946, he immigrated to Canada and was working forests and farms on the prairies and ended up in B.C. and the Yukon, where he started to work in the Asbestos mines at Cassiar, B.C. and Clinton Creek, Yukon as supervisor and General Foreman from May of 1953 until his retirement in September of 1982 in Smithers. Stan was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, boating, skidooing and most of all gardening and flowers were his passion. In his retirement he enjoyed reading by the fireplace and watching the birds outside his window and enjoying all sports of TV.
Our sincere thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Bulkley Valley Regional Hospital, Special thank you to the nursing staff at the Bulkley Lodge who gave compassionate care to Stan with a big heart. To Dr. Preto our sincere thank you for being so tactful with Stan to the very end.
Arrangements entrusted to R.A. Schrader Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Nov. 8, 2012, afterward refreshments were served by the Catholic Women’s League and followed by a private inurnment at Smithers Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Smithers Community Cancer Care Team.