With much appreciation for a life well lived, the family of Stanley Frank Trzop announces his passing on March 23, 2022, at Shannex Tucker Hall, Saint John.
Stan is survived by his partner of 25 years, Iris Bliss; three daughters Laurie Trzop (David Mathieson), Nancy Matthews (Steven), and Wendy Corscadden (Stephen); sister Mary; brother Louis (Shirley); nine grandchildren Scott (Lisa), Lisa (Kevin), Ricky, Jamie, Davey, Kristin, John, Kelly and Josh; two great grandchildren Lillian Mathieson, and Jack Field, and many nieces and nephews. Also mourning his passing are sisters-in-law Nan Lefebure (David) and Elizabeth; brothers-in-law Bob and Tim Bliss, and a sister-in-law Dorothy (McDade) Bliss.
Stan was predeceased by his parents, Zelia and Stan Trzop Sr., his wife Joan (1992), and brothers Edward, Frank (Tiny) and Amile (Anna).
Stan was born on May 11, 1935, in Minto, and to earn money for the large family went underground in the coal mines at age 14. However, his mother saved all his earnings, and recognizing his academic prowess, sent him to UNB to study Engineering for 3 years, after which he finished his mining degree at Queen’s in 1958. After a very successful career as a salesman for mining equipment, he decided to go into business on his own.
Stan retired early and proceeded to enjoy the fruits of his labour and his many interests. He had three wonderful daughters who produced nine grandchildren. They kept him busy as well as providing constant joy for him. Stan’s greatest recreational interest was fishing, and to indulge this pleasure he bought himself a camp on the Mirimichi where he spent many days standing in water catching the mighty salmon. He subsequently turned the camp into the Salar Haven Fishing Club in Upper Blackville.
Another interest of his was the sunny south and eventually he purchased a wonderful place in Florida on the Atlantic Ocean where he spent over 40 winters indulging in golf, boating, baking in the sun, and spending social time with his large family and many friends.
One of Stan’s multiple talents was his expertise in the kitchen. He loved to cook and he was good at it. Friends and family enjoyed the result of his superb culinary skills and his joy in preparing food for eating, socializing, sharing good will and enjoying many many laughs.
Stan will be remembered for his unique personality where he managed to infuriate you and make you love him at the same time. He was kind and loving with his family, generous and witty with his friends, and offered help and support to many that no-one will ever know.
The family would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth McDonald, (St Joseph’s Hospital) for seven years of support, the nurses and care workers at Windsor Court (Fredericton), and Shannex Tucker Hall (Saint John), for the kind and nurturing care provided to Stan during the past year. During his last year at home Stan was lucky enough to be the recipient of the unique talents of Jana Urbanowsky, whose love and sense of humour provided Stan joy and freedom from concern. A special mention of love and thanks go to Dr. Stephen Corscadden for his constant love, knowledge and inspiration to the family during Stan’s long years of dementia.
A visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Friday, March 25 from 5 to 8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Saturday, March 26 at 3 pm. In accordance with the church’s policy, attendees must wear masks and keep their social distance from others outside their bubbles, while in the church. For those unable to attend, a live stream will be available at the following link: https://vimeo.com/691855749 . In the event of technical difficulties, a recording of the service will be available at the same link the following day.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society or any charity of one’s choice.
"Love is a smile, a tear and a touch,
Love says little, but means so much ,
Love is forever and we give it to you,
From the family who thought the world of you."