A Memorial Service will be conducted at the Lucknow Community Christian Reformed Church on Monday August 21, 2023 at 2:00 PM.

Durham Road Baptist Cemetery
In Memory of
Leonard "Red" Edwin Stanley
June 20th, 1944 - August 18th, 2023

Place of Death

Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow Ontario


Leonard “Red” Stanley of Lucknow passed away at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home on August 18th, 2023 at the age of 79.  He was the beloved husband of Shirley. 
 Missed by his children Connie and Tony, Cathy and Glen, and Terry. Grandchildren Kayla and Evan, Ryan, Brandon and Ashley, Haydn, Logan, Haley and Lian and Great Grandchildren Quinn and Hayes.  Predeceased by their daughter Cindy. 
Red was born in Kincardine to his late parents Ezra and Lulu Stanley.  He was one of 7 children raised in Kinlough on a farm.   Red was full of life and lived each and everyday to the fullest.
 Red and Shirley were young sweethearts, who spent over 60 years together.  He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren and never missed watching their games or an opportunity to take them hunting, fishing or on the road.  Red was a friend to many, who can vouch he was a law unto himself. 
 - the man, the myth, the legend. 



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  Canadian Cancer Society

 Lucknow Community Christian Reformed Church

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Message from Bruce and Naz2023-09-23 07:12:02
Cathy, Glen and family, We are so sorry to hear about Red. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. ❤️
Message from Bruce and Naz2023-09-22 18:18:27
Cathy, Glen and family, We are so sorry to hear about Red. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. ❤️
Message from Mark Bell 2023-08-27 14:31:47
Sorry to here about Red Shirley and family lots of good memories!! From the good old days in Richer Mb.
Message from Doug and Nancy Aitchison 2023-08-26 20:05:38
Our sincere condolences to the families
Message from Arnie and Lee2023-08-24 17:25:42
Shirley and family Our deepest condolences to you all. We are so glad that we were able to spend time with Red in June at the truckers get together. Prayers and hugs to you
Message from Donna (Doerr) Underwood2023-08-23 21:47:40
So sorry to hear of Red's passing. My condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2023-08-23 14:26:49
Our deepest condolences to all Red's family at this sad time. Sincerely Brian and Gail Johnson
Message from Annette and Leroy Drennan2023-08-22 23:45:33
Connie I am sorry our thoughts and prayers are with you all grandma Elphick always loved her visits with him
Message from Herb hunter2023-08-22 15:45:52
My condolences to all. I always enjoyed Red when we would meet by chance. Always a smile and neat recollections of high school.
Message from Herb hunter2023-08-22 06:05:34
My condolences to all. I always enjoyed Red when we would meet by chance. Always a smile and neat recollections of high school.
Message from Mary & Ken Phillips2023-08-21 23:26:06
Shirley, Cathy, Connie, Terry and families, so sorry to hear of Red's passing. Cherish all the memories. You could count on him being at the ball diamond and helping out.
Message from Patricia and Murray Hunter2023-08-21 22:55:20
Dear Shirley and Family, We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family on Leonard's death. His pleasant disposition always made our conversations about family and Lucknow enjoyable. Treasure the memories of the times you shared. Patricia and Murray Hunter
Message from Lynne and Steve Mann2023-08-21 20:17:54
Our sincere sympathy to Shirley and the Stanley family with Red's passing.
Message from Margaret Martin2023-08-21 18:45:22
Sorry to hear about Red’s passing. Cherish the many memories that you have and remember he was a special man to many.
Message from Dominique Williams2023-08-21 10:20:12
We are saddened to hear of Reds passing. We hope you all find comfort in the fondest memories during this time. Dominique and Rocky
Message from Elaine Ellis 2023-08-21 09:29:39
Shirley, Connie, Cathy, Terry & families - our condolences to all of you. Very sorry for your loss. Elaine, Jason, Tyson, Tyler & Colton Ellis
Message from Barb Struthers2023-08-21 07:58:15
Shirley, Connie, Cathy, Terry and families: we are so sorry to hear about Red's passing. He truly will be missed by many. Todd and Barb Struthers
Message from Yvonne Moffat2023-08-20 19:29:36
Shirley & Family, our deepest sympathy to all of you at this difficult time. We are thinking of you. Bob & Yvonne Moffat
Message from Barry and Sandra Hakdenby2023-08-20 18:33:18
Shirley and family our deepest sympathies
Message from Bill & Florence Zettler2023-08-20 18:17:43
Red would sometimes stop for a visit on his way out west or back . I would catch up on the news from Kinloss & Lucknow.One time the back door on his trailer broke open on the highway ,right by our farm & two cattle got out .We helped him get the cattle back on the truck.Glad we were there to help. Our sympathy to Shirley ,the family & friends
Message from Brad & Sharon Petteplace2023-08-20 15:55:20
Our condolences to all of Red’s family.
Message from Linda Bennett2023-08-20 15:17:40
Shirley and family. My sincere condolences on the passing of Red. I have memories of you and Red over the years and will try my best to be at the funeral home.
Message from Shirley Thompson2023-08-20 14:37:00
Dear Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Red's passing. My thoughts are with you at this time. Shirley T.
Message from Brian and Wendy Pollock2023-08-20 13:42:58
Our Sincere condolences to all of the Stanley Family at this sad time. May your many special memories help to ease your sorrow in the days and weeks ahead. Brian and Wendy Pollock
Message from Valerie Morningstar2023-08-20 12:24:31
Dear Shirley and family so sorry for your loss.
Message from Melissa Gardiner2023-08-20 10:53:23
Thinking about all of you. Melissa, Mia, Maren and Emma
Message from Wendy Langendoen Ward2023-08-20 09:41:35
My condolences to Shirley and the rest of the family. We had loads of good laughs and special moments with Red over the years at Harvest Gathering Community Church. We sure appreciated him! Hang on to the great memories you all shared!. He and Neil will have loads of catching up to do. Blessings to you all!
Message from Jim and Fran Farrell2023-08-20 09:02:20
Dear Shirley and family, We were very sorry to hear that Red passed away. So many memories of the Holyrood Butcher Hockey days -especially that one year end party in May 9, 1981!! _ I'm sure you were beside me too Shirley! - a great friend and blessed to have known him. Jim and Fran Farrell
Message from Brenda Cathers 2023-08-19 22:22:19
Sorry to hear of Red's passing. My condolences to all of the Stanley families.
Message from R Laverne Davis2023-08-19 18:50:39
Sorry for your loss He will always be remembered
Message from STUART MARGARET VANDERVAART2023-08-19 18:36:38
Red will truly be missed. Loved getting to know him. Sincere condolences.
Message from Carl & Lorraine Reinhardt2023-08-19 18:18:15
Shirley & Family Thinking of you at this sad time, with sympathy. Our sincere condolence on Red's passing. Cherish the many memories he has left. Carl & Lorraine
Message from Jim and Chris Cranston 2023-08-19 16:50:23
We are very sorry for the family's loss, Red will be missed by all who knew him. Jim and I will miss our visits 😢
Message from Shirley Thompson2023-08-19 16:39:09
Shirley and family, my sincere sympathy in the passing of Red. He was a great guy, always with a smile. Due to a previous appointment I am unable to attend the services on Monday, August 21, 2023, but will be thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I will make a point of coming to see you this fall Shirley. I will call first. I will make a donation to the Walkerton Food Bank in Red's name. Shirley T.
Message from David Nagy2023-08-19 13:29:57
Sorry for your loss Stanley family.
Message from Betty McDonagh2023-08-19 09:27:52
My love and thoughts are with you all. Sorry I can’t be with you, but hugs 🤗 too all. He can give Barry a hug 🤗 for me.
Message from Joanne Hill2023-08-19 09:26:48
So very sorry to hear that Red passed away. My condolences to Shirley and family. Red was a great man, he will be sadly missed.
Message from Anita Frayne2023-08-18 22:13:32
Cathy, Glen & Family: I would like to offer my condolences on the passing or your father, father-in-law and grandfather. I hope your memories bring you comfort and peace. Anita Frayne
Message from Paul Hamilton Andrea Hamilton2023-08-18 22:02:46
Condolences to the Stanley family. Sorry for your loss!
Message from Vickey & Brent Scott2023-08-18 21:57:08
Sorry for your loss Red was one of a kind, he will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him
Message from Jim and Annette Ritchie2023-08-18 20:20:13
Our condolences to Shirley, Connie and Tony, Cathy and Glen, Terry and Red’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Message from Barb Johnston 2023-08-18 18:58:28
Shirley, and family. So sorry for your loss. I remember him well.
Message from Bob and Sherri Humphrey2023-08-18 18:02:45
Dear Shirley and family,so sorry to hear the news .You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers.Love Bob and Sherri Humphrey