Stan Franklin

February 9, 2019 5 Condolences Print Obituary

April 7, 1941 – February 2, 2019

On February 2, 2019 (as Stan would say) “Hung up his Spurs”

His will to live was extra ordinary, his fight was admirable.

Our hearts are heavy and sadness consumes us.

Stan was an avid outdoorsman; he loved nature, fishing, hunting and watching the critters.  He claimed Mother Nature was his God.  He also loved to farm and operate heavy equipment.

In his 77 years of life he had many accomplishments.  He was not afraid to follow his heart and was successful in most everything he tried.  Everyone loved his stories, as he had many.

He touched the lives of so many people.  He had his family, but he also had many friends and neighbors that he considered family.   He loved to share what he knew.  And loved to help when he could.

Stan was a committed to Water Conservation, he thought it was so important to protect our wetlands for future generations; he wanted our Grandchildren to enjoy some of the things he has enjoyed throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife Linette, three sons Brock (Carey), Jerad (Aukje) and Mathew (Meg), four Grandchildren, Ryan, Carly, Shaymis and Sara.  Brother, Lucas (Linda) Piskunowicz, Sister Linda Churchill (Dave).   He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Mary Piskunowicz.

A Celebration of Life will take place in the summer at the farm where he worked endlessly to make a special spot for his family to go enjoy the outdoors.

  1. I don’t have enough words to tell everybody how wonderful a friend and neighbour Stan was to me. I hadn’t seen him since I was a kid. One day he came riding in out of the blue like a knight in shining armour to help me with a bad land situation.He worked for months to make everything work out perfectly, and refused to take a penny for what must’ve been hundreds of hours of work. I had to be really sneaky to get a Thank you gift to him. And at the same time he was helping me, he was helping our friend Jesse and his family make their valley dreams come true, and also helping a young rancher get his cattle penning dreams going! I treasure my memories of our coffee visits at Fresons where he would outline his next steps of his plan re the land, and then tell me many wonderful stories about his amazing life! He gave me phenomenally valuable financial advice as well. I owe him a LOT. One day I asked him what made him call me and do this super kind and generous huge amount of work for me. He said, “ I heard there was a wrong being done in the valley and somebody had to step up to fix it.” To me that sums up so much of his philosophy-his love and concern for the river watershed and the good people past and present who are part of it. One of my happiest moments was when he told me he was going to go ahead and build Observation Station – he absolutely loved his time out on that beautiful property! It won’t be the same out there without him but his energy and spirit will always be with us. ?❤️?❤️?❤️

  2. Stan was a wonderful man whose special sense of humour always made you think about life.

    His family will continue his legacy, as they are strong and loving.

  3. My deepest condolences Linette and of course the family. My thoughts are with you in this time and in the future. Stan lived a great life that I think many would emulate. I can honestly say he was a friend. He will be missed

  4. My dear Franklin family, Please accept our deepest condolences at the loss of your husband, your father, your grandfather and your friend. I will ever cherish the sound of his laughter booming in my ears, and his sense of humor. With much love from the Horner family.

  5. It is with the deepest sadness that I write this. Stan & I were seven years apart, age-wise, and his humor rocked my world. He’d put me on the handle bars of his bicycle & we’d fly down the Burtonsville hill with his long legs splayed out to the side, and my hair flat to my head. I think I was 3 or 4 yrs old. Neither Mary nor Frances, God Rest their Souls’ ever knew about that or Stan nor I would have never reached our teen years. Stan was always a family man and all of us remained in his heart, for which we were constantly grateful. He and my brother, Joe, spent a lot of time together and Joe looked @ Stan as a best friend and surrogate dad after our own father passed away. It was wonderful to see how close they were. My condolences to Stan’s Linette,to Brock & his wife and children, to Linette’s children, to Lucas & family, and of course to my Linda. God’s Blessings’ to All Of You.

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