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DAVISON, Stanley Martin

September 12, 1928 – Enderby, British Columbia
October 1, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta

Stanley Martin Davison, beloved husband of Bette Irene Davison, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the age of 88 years.

Stan had a very accomplished career with the Bank of Montreal, starting in Kelowna as a teller in 1947. He served in various capacities in different branches, including Manager of one of the largest branches in British Columbia at 10th and Granville in Vancouver. His career continued to progress rapidly, and in 1971 he was appointed Executive Vice-President, Domestic Banking, where he was responsible for all of the bank’s domestic operations and then Executive Vice-President and Chief General Manager, a role he really enjoyed and felt was his most impactful. In 1980, he was appointed to the Board of Directors and became Vice-Chairman, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. He was also responsible for the implementation of the MasterCard program at BMO, and was on the MasterCard Board for many years. Stan’s career took him all across Canada and he made a lasting impression in many different cities, both personally and professionally.

Stan was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved hiking, especially with the Stragglers. He enjoyed golf, played a mean game of tennis and appreciated good food and wine. He loved to travel and included his growing family in a treasure trove of special family vacations. His speeches at family dinners and love for spirited discussion will be missed.

In addition to his wife Bette, Stan is survived by his children, Loreen (Dan) Huras, Diane Davison and Ron (Sonya) Davison and his grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kevin, Sydney, Taylor, Rylee and Connor. Stan was predeceased by his sister, Joy; his brother, Mike and his grandson, Michael.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Calgary Golf and Country Club on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Stan’s honour as a past chairman may be made directly to United Way of Calgary and Area, #600, 1202 Centre Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5A5 Telephone: (403) 231-6265, Condolences may be forwarded through

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  1. Loreen, DeeDee and Ron,
    So sorry to hear about your Dads passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Bette. Great family friends, and even greater memories will keep Stan in our hearts forever.
    Sharon Sutton and family

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  2. I remember Stan fondly from our days together at Bank of Montreal, where he was always well liked and respected by his colleagues. Despite some testing times there, Stan persevered and well deserved his eventual promotion to Vice Chairman. It was an added pleasure for me when Stan and Bette bought a winter home at The Lakes in Palm Desert, California, where we also lived. Many other friends and acquaintances from his banking career also wintered in the Palm Desert area, and we enjoyed some great get-togethers there with Stan and Bette as hosts.

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  3. Bette, Diane, Loreen, Ron,
    Please know that my family and I are thinking of you during your time of grief. Our hearts go out to all of you.
    We admired Stan. He was was an accomplished man, a good man; no evidence required beyond the character and strength of your family.
    He will be missed by all of us.
    The Brauens – Rick & Lori, Ernie & Mary, Terry & Joan, Glenn & Lydia

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  4. Doug and Barbara Baldwin

    Bette and Family,
    Sorry to read about Stan. We will remember him best at the Canadian Club of the Desert and all the
    wonderful counsel he provided for us. It is just a couple of weeks ago that we met on a beautiful day
    and enjoyed the view from the Britannia ridge and had a visit. Keep your happy memories close
    during these sad days and know many are thinking of you with sincere sympathy.

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  5. Ervin Elder Sande

    Bette and family
    Judy an I were saddened to learn of Stanleys passing We have so many fond memories of great shared times and outings with you and Stan As we all moved about you played a very special part in our lives never to be forgotten We send our deepest condolences Judy and Erv Sande

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  6. Marguerite Bonnet

    Bette, Diane, Loreen, Ron,
    My heart and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May you be comforted by loving memories of such a wonderful person. His love, care, and generous nature have made the world a better place. My deepest sympathy,
    Marguerite Bonnet

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  7. Zora & Bill Buchanan

    Zora and I extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Bette and the family.

    We first met Stan and Bette in Winnipeg more than 40 years ago and both moved from Winnipeg around 1975.

    We always enjoyed reuniting with them whenever we could get together over the years. On one occasion we visited and stayed with them in their winter home in Palm Desert.

    Stan was a very fine person. He will be greatly missed.

    Our thoughts are with Bette and the family at this most difficult time.

    Zora and Bill Buchanan

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  8. M.L. (Mickey) Matheson

    Bette, Loreen, Diane and Ron:
    I was so saddened to learn of Stan’s passing. As a friend of Stan and family for 70 years (since High School in Kelowna), we have kept in touch on a regular basis, visiting each other wherever we lived over the years, and traveled many times to far off places, all with so many good memories. He will be sorely missed by all. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to visit Bette and him for a short time just two months ago while I was in Calgary.
    My sincere condolences to the family.

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  9. Dear Bette,
    I have fond memories of your Stan from days when we saw more of each other. What a fine and accomplished gentleman he was.
    Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss.
    Marion Rogers

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  10. Bette, I was saddened to learn of Stan’s passing and wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. Stan was a mentor to me and a good friend.
    Sincerely, Tony Comper

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  11. Bette & Family, We are so sorry to learn of Stan’s passing. During our years at BMO he was the person I called when needing advice. And later on in Vancouver he was my Saturday morning golf buddy. He will be remembered as kind, thoughtful and wise. We offer our deepest sympathy.

    Dale & Joan Parker

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