Mitchell Stuart Vanin

February 5, 1926 - April 12, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father and grandfather, Stuart Vanin.  Stuart passed away peacefully at Brandon Regional Hospital at the age of 92 with family by his side.

 

He will be dearly missed by his loving family, which includes his three daughters; Bonnie (Willie) Yaworsky, Deb (Howard) Vogelsang and Sheila (Doug) Crick, along with his nine Grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Stuart also leaves behind his sister, Jane Vanin; daughter-in-law Lynn Vanin; several nieces and nephews, and many good friends who will miss him.

Stuart was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Louisa in 2009, his son Ron in 2017, granddaughter-in-law Kari Vogelsang, parents Mike and Stella, and brothers George and John.

Stuart was born in Wadena and grew up in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan. He served in the Navy during WW II, where in Scotland he met a wee lass, Louisa, the love of his life and they married in 1947. After the war, he and Louisa settled in Montgomery Place, Saskatoon and started their family.  With a deep love for British Columbia, they moved to Quesnel, BC in 1974.  Upon his retirement in 1986, they moved to Victoria, BC.  After twenty years of salmon fishing, they returned to Quesnel and most recently, he moved to Brandon, MB in 2016.

Stuart was a very caring, compassionate person and had unconditional love for each and every one in his family. His foremost desire in life was to be with family.  He had a very sociable demeanour that allowed him to make many long lasting friendships.

There will be no service as per Stuart’s request.

A private family Interment will take place in Victoria, BC.

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