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Stanley Earl Porter


Stanley Earl Porter

It is with profound sadness, that we announce the passing of Stan Porter at the Palliative Care Unit, Western Hospital, Alberton on Monday, September 2, 2019.  

Dad was surrounded by his loving family in his final days. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years Phyllis (Cameron) Porter and their four children, Marcia (late Mike Dinn), Christine (Philip) Burton, Stephen (Merryman) and Kevin (Jill).

Also, special Grampie to Sam and Kipp Dinn, Emily, Joseph (Kirsty Whyte), Aaron and Luke Burton, Tarun, Hayley (Layne Greene), Cameron Porter and Kayl, Hayden and Karch Porter. Also survived by Heather Wayte (late Donald, special friend and cousin) and their sons, Kevin and Jason. Survived by niece Janet Fage and nephew Robert Fage of Massachusetts.  

Dad was predeceased by his parents Frank and Hilda (Lawley) Porter of Amherst, N.S., sister Joyce Fage of Massachusetts and his granddaughter Mallaigh Dinn.

Dad was deeply involved in his community and especially athletics. He was coach, trainer and referee for many sports including hockey, basketball, soccer and track and field. He set the standard for baseball officiating on P.E.I. and served as Umpire-in-Chief during the 1980s and 90s.

Dad loved books and shared this love as a Master Tutor with Laubach Literacy of Canada.  He had a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education. In keeping with his curious and scientific mind, Dad donated his body to the Dalhousie Medical School, Halifax, N.S.

Dad was happiest when he was with his famly. He loved his children, adored his grandchildren, but most of all he loved his wife, Phyllis.  

We will hold a celebration of his life at a later date. Our family would like to thank the kind and professional staff at Island EMS and the Western Hospital in Alberton for providing such excellent care during this past week.