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Stanley James Costall

July 3, 1945 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Stanley Costall Obituary

Stan passed away unexpectedly in Hinton, Alberta, January 14, 2024.  Stan grew up in the Merna/Alliance/Sedgewick farming communities.  He attended Merna School growing up and then high school in Sedgewick and was noted in year books for nicest personality, nicest teeth and best figure (physique).

Stan grew up on a farm with his many siblings and loved farming in his school years. He started out shortly after high school working for the County of Flagstaff driving school bus & repairing road maintenance equipment. He spent a short time at the County Gas Co-op and then moved on to the oil patch in Irma, Viking, Hardisty areas with Ranger Oil.  In the early 80’s Stan moved his family to the Edson area, while working for Ranger Oil, to construct and start up the well-known Galloway gas plant near Edson.  Stan then went out on his own doing oil field maintenance and spent a few years working in Indonesia, constructing a gas plant, before returning to Edson.  He then worked with Talisman in the Edson, Whitecourt and Fox Creek areas, doing oilfield maintenance.  Stan moved to Hinton in the early 2000’s for Talisman at the Wild River area, doing well site and plant maintenance.  Stan loved to work and was well respected for his hard work ethic, big smile and laughter, while getting done the task at hand.

Stan loved boating and water sports in the earlier years, with his family and friends, at their Hardisty Lake cabin.  There were many great times at Hardisty Lake, building a cabin and enjoying every summer.  In later years, more hunting trips with his brothers and with his family, outdoors/trapping and attending trapper conventions with neighbourhood buddies.  Playing crib with family and friends in his garage, on his table size crib board made by his friends, was one of his favorite past times. Recently Stan dealt one of his best friends a “29” hand in crib, something any great crib player would wish for in a lifetime to deal or be dealt.

Stan had 3 sons with Brenda (Marlow) and is survived by his sons Darren Costall (Alison) and their 3 children; Aleya, Austin & Mason, Jason Costall (Carli) and their 2 children Cash and Graye and Jody Costall (Joanne); their 2 children Jordan & Josh.  Stan is also survived by his brothers and sisters: Bob Costall, Charlene (Charle) Heffel, Doug Costall, Kathleen (Kass) Fee along with many nieces and nephews.  Stan was pre-deceased by his mother Elsie Nora Costall (Harle), father Charles Robert Costall and brothers John (Ray) Edge, Ken Edge and sister Fay McPherson.

Stan will be missed greatly by family, friends and people he worked with in the patch. He leaves a legacy of hard work with a smile that will never be forgotten. 

Stan’s celebration of life will be in the early spring 2024.  Location and date will be announced once a date is confirmed. 

Donations can be made to the Hinton & District SPCA in memory of Stan and his favorite cat “Lucky”

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