12276 PoytressPOYTRESS, Stanley Neil (CWO – ret’d) – (Longstanding decorated and proud member of the Canadian Armed Forces; RCEME & Airborne Regiment Association of Canada). Stan Poytress, of Orange Corners, Omemee, in his 76th year, made his final jump on December 28, 2012. Schatzi was the loving husband of Renate (Bossow) for over 50 years. Dear father “Poppa Joe” of Ann (Carl Vanzandwyk) of Peterborough and “Chief” to Sandra Poytress (Mark McCall) of Omemee.  Loving Grandpa and Pa to Amanda McArthur (Rob Zavitz), Jeffrey McArthur (Jessii Carroll), Luke and Sam Morgan and Great Grandpa to Kora Zavitz.  Will be fondly remembered by brothers Chuck Poytress (Joan) of Lethbridge, AB and Gene Poytress (Arlene) of Parry Sound, ON. Uncle Neil will be dearly missed by many nieces and nephews.

MESSAGE FROM A FALLEN COMRADE

My helmet, now a halo

Wings replace my chute

To fly amongst the eagles

No soldier would dispute

No aircraft is needed

To take me to the sky

Your prayers from below

Have lifted me so high

My spirit is my engine

No need to refuel

No runway required

A rainbow’s edge will do

No need for maps or compasses

My angels are my guides

Their strength and love have gifted me

To soar the sky with pride

The heavens here are endless

My soul’s now free to roam

There is no need to cry my friends

This Airborne Trooper found his home.

A Celebration of Stan’s Life will be held at a later date.  If desired, condolences to the family or make donations to the Peterborough Humane Society or Lakefield Animal Welfare Society may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling 705-740-0444.

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