Stanley Saliken

Born September 14, 1937

SALIKEN, Stanley Jim September 14, 1937 - December 26, 2012 Dad was born in Canora, Saskatchewan in Sept. 14, 1937 to Jim & Fanny Saliken. He was the youngest of 4 Saliken kids. Predeceased by his older brother John, and survived by older sisters Helen and Annette. Stan was also predeceased by his younger half sister Linda in 2001. Growing up in Sask. Dad went to a farm school up to Grade 6. Due to family responsibilities, including the care of his Russian immigrant grandmother, school was not a priority for Dad. Russian was Dads first language growing up; however he only occasionally spoke Russian later on in life. One exception was when he disciplined us, the Russian would flow and we knew he meant business. Dad was on his own at a very young age of 16 leaving the farm to carve out his path in life. Dad worked many jobs in his younger single days including a ranch hand in Alberta, touring with a travelling carnival, working in an oil refinery for 7 years in Toronto, a tire shop in Vancouver with his brother John, and slashing Hydro lines in Powell River. When we were kids he drove truck for Steel Bros. from the late ‘60s to the mid ‘80s. His last job which he enjoyed was as a Teamster Driver in the film industry from the mid ‘80s until retiring in 1998. It was in Prince Rupert of 1965 while working at a mill that he met Mom, Shirley (nee Olsen). Mom and Dad were married on Aug 26, 1967. Mom and Dad moved to Vancouver for 1 year and then out to the family home in Rosemary Heights in 1968. Wayne his oldest son was born in 1970 and younger brother Kirby followed in 1972 Dad worked hard at turning our rural home into a great place to grow up in as kids. Dad had a very special gift for vegetable gardening and took pride in an abundant garden, year in and year out. Dad also had a special bond for Dogs, especially German Sheppard’s. Dad enjoyed the public pool as a hobby and met several long term friends from the pool. Left to mourn is his loving wife of 45 years, Shirley; sons, Wayne (Nicolle), and Kirby; 4 Grandchildren, Jacondra, Waylon, Cayman and Kyra; numerous nieces and nephews and extended families. Until we meet again in Heaven, your Loving Family. We encourage all who knew Stan to attend his Funeral on Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park 14831 – 28 Ave Surrey, BC 604-536-6522


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Benita Brillon-Klaizner

January 5, 2013

Dear Shirley my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I know that Stanley will be missed greatly. My prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Tatiana Gogolova

January 4, 2013

My deepest sympathy to you Shirley and your whole family.

David Pederson

January 2, 2013

Sorry for your loss Kirby, Shirley, Wayne and the rest of the Saliken family.

Ken Marsden

January 2, 2013

On Behalf of the Executive Board our staff and the entire membership of Teamsters Local Union 155 our sincere condolences

Barbara MacCarthy

January 2, 2013

To Shirley and family,
I was sorry to hear of Stan's passing although I did know that he had some health issues.I am not able to attend the funeral tomorrow but want you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Cherish the memories.
Sincerely Barbara ( Doucet ) MacCarthy

January 2, 2013

Our condolences to Shirley, Wayne and Kirby on the passing our your husband and father. Our best wishes to all of you. Only heard about it today from Lil. We have fond memories of your family and wish you God's blessing during this time of sorry and loss. Ray and Frieda Hall

Cindy McNeil

January 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss Kirby and Saliken family.


Roger Scott

December 31, 2012

Our condolences to Shirley Wayne and Kirby, Stan was a very good friend, we will miss him. Our best wishes to all of you.

Roger & LIz
Port Hope Ontario

Sheila Callen

December 29, 2012

My condolences to Shirley and family on the loss of your loved husband and father. I felt like I knew Stan from the years I worked closely with Shirley at City Hall and I know how close they were. My sincerest thoughts are with you all at this time.