STANKO, Lawrence

Posted: April 23rd, 2019

STANKO, Lawrence John

May 13, 1949 – Lethbridge, Alberta April 20, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Larry, beloved husband of Phyllis Stanko (nee Malone) of Calgary, AB, passed away on April 20, 2019 at the age of 69 years.Lawrence John Stanko was born on May 13, 1949 to John and Helen Stanko, in Lethbridge, AB. He attended Catholic Central High School and then Mount Royal College for two years, graduating in 1969. He transferred in September 1969 to WSU and met Phyllis Malone. Five years later they were married on April 20, 1974. Larry had graduated from WSU and worked for Scott Paper Ltd for one year by then, and was living in Calgary.After ten years as provincial sales manager in Regina, SK, he returned with Scott Paper for three years to Calgary. In 1993 he saw his employment change to Perkins Paper which eventually merged into Cascades Paper out of Montreal. He enjoyed learning and servicing commercial customers, government tenders and recycling in the paper industry across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. His dream job came in 2013 when he started at Bass Pro Shops talking about fishing and boats – every day seeming like Christmas.Larry is survived by Phyllis and two daughters, Heidi Stanko–Bartoo (Dr. Aaron Bartoo), Mikaela and Braeden Bartoo; Pearl Sauceda (Fabian), Boston, Dash, Fabian Lawrence and Spencer. Other family members are Martha Malone Davis, Herb Malone, Brian Stanko, Eric Stanko, and many “boy cousins” from in and around Lethbridge who Larry grew up with; plus Carol and Bonnie.Special thanks go to Bob and Ev Sera (our best man), Ernie Janzen, Bill Twaddle, Art Henninger, Ken Guttrey and John Hanaford who said their goodbyes while Larry was in hospice. Another special thank you goes to the folks at Bass Pro Shops who were generous and kind, as well as the doctors and staff at Dulcina Hopsice.A Celebration of Larry’s Life will be held on July 6, 2019. Please RSVP to Phyllis Stanko. Condolences may be forwarded through living memory of Lawrence Stanko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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