Stan Stickland Collection

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Stan Stickland Greyhound in BC

Stan Stickland Retires

Thanks to the Penticton Herald and Dave Duncan for their October 1991 Story on Stan's Retirement.

(As a personal note I took over from Stan in Penticton four hours from 3 Valley and there was still considerable snow on the roof).

Stan grew up on the Sumas Prairie and his first driving job in the 40's was hauling milk (in those days in cans) to the various Vancouver Dairies. His next trucking job was with Country Freight Lines running to the Okanagan before and after the opening of the Hope-Princeton Highway in 1949. Stan started with Western Canadian Greyhound Lines May 30 1952 at Vancouver and during the next four years drove out of Vancouver, Quesnel, Penticton and Spences Bridge. Stan and Gert moved to Penticton in June 1956 and he worked out of there until retiring on Sept. 30 1991 at age 65 .He went all directions while working on the Penticton Spareboard and to Cache Creek and mainly to Revelstoke when on regular bus runs as his seniority allowed and the final years on the GPX trucks to Cranbrook. Although Stan was an excellent golfer, retirement was not his cup of tea and he soon began Class One driver training, a stint as an owner operator for Berry and Smith and finally returning to driver training until he was nearly eighty. Stan passed away December 2012.

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