Capt Stanley Arthur Charles "Stan" Franklin, CD (Ret'd)

    • Capt Stanley Arthur Charles "Stan" Franklin, CD
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    • Capt Stanley Arthur Charles "Stan" Franklin, CD

    We regret to advise of the death of Captain Stanley Arthur Charles “Stan” Franklin, CD (Ret'd) peacefully at Kincardine Hospital on 31 January 2017.

    Stan was born in Picton, ON in 1936. He left home at the age of 16 and, in a strong effort to earn enough to finish high school and attend university, he worked as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Cooper, ON. Stan entered Royal Roads Military College in ­­­1956 and graduated from the Royal Military College with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1960. 

    During his service with the Royal Canadian Engineers, Stan was seconded to the US Army Corps of Engineers where he worked as Project Manager for the design and construction of the Apollo Launch Pads 39A and 39B  (from whence all moon shots and shuttle shots have since launched) as well as the arming tower and crawler way at the Moonport at Cape Canaveral. For his work, Stan was nominated for the US Army Commendation Medal.

    After leaving the Army in 1970, Stan and his family moved to Kincardine, ON where he worked for Ontario Hydro, retiring in 1993 having served in several operational roles ending as the Director of the Bruce Nuclear Power Development.

    A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kincardine Baptist Church on 4 February at 2:00 p.m. Stan’s final resting place will be Kincardine Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a charity of your choice or Kincardine Baptist Church. {dcFeb2017kh}[zri, zsd]