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Frank "Scotty" Stanert

February 24, 2019



 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Frank (Scott) Stanert. “Scotty” was born in Prestwick Scotland and predeceased by his parents Frank Youde Stanert and Mary Stanert and an older sister Eleanor. He was a man of profound love, and loyalty for the quality of family that was only matched by his character. He immigrated to Canada to be with his children in 1990, and later, met the love of his life Sandi. There was never a grander love that encompassed their lives when they joined in marriage in 1994, beginning a unique journey that transformed them both.

Filled with courage and a recent devastating diagnosis, Scotty fought against all odds of two combatting aggressive and rare illnesses. Cholangiocarcinoma and Factor 5 Vleiden. He battled like a warrior for the mere hope of just a bit more time with his family. Ultimately Heaven needed him more, and by the side of Salina and Sandi, he found his peace Sunday February 24th, 2019.

Scotty was survived by his love and wife Sandi Stanert, his granddaughter by blood, but daughter by choice Salina, step-daughter Cannice (Brian) and his children Gary (Jenny), Jamie and Shelly, and a number of grandchildren: Amy, Clayton, Connor, Evan, Mitchel, Clara, Nathan and Benjamin. Scotty and Sandi opened their home and hearts to several foster children that meant a lot to them as well.

Those who knew Scotty were always touched by his incredible kindness and compassion for all.

It is the solemnest of losses to say goodbye to someone who encompassed so much devotion to the concept of family. He made it clear that family was not designated or confined to blood, but include all the people in our lives. He was a legacy of the term family and a champion to many who needed the support he so willingly gave. A man who’s strength, courage and love will always be a part of those who were close to him.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at his home on July 13th, 2019 to honor his love of home, family and his hobbies of fishing, camping and enjoying the nature surrounding him.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Cholangiocarcinoma in honor of Scotty: and of course asks for blood bank donations. This means a great deal as these were imperative factors in Scotty’s ability to fight his last battle. Also, great heart filled thank you to Dr. Leal and team in Toronto, for giving him the chance to fight as well as the countless medical people supporting him through it all.


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