Springs men’s club pays tribute to local businessman

Longtime former business owner and valley resident Dallas Stober passed away June 1 after a three-year battle with cancer

Shane Wiens accepts a cheque from Bob Powers

Longtime former business owner and valley resident Dallas Stober passed away June 1 after a three-year battle with cancer.

Dallas, along with his wife Patty, owned Stober’s Department Store in Invermere for 15 years.

They sold the business in 2005 and moved to Sydney on Vancouver Island in 2007 so that Dallas could spend time on his new boat and fulfill his passion for fishing. It was not long after the move to the Island that Dallas was diagnosed with cancer in the salivary glands.

Dallas was also an avid golfer and was a member of the men’s club at the Springs Golf Course in Radium while he lived in the valley.

On June 21, the men’s club held a tribute night in Dallas’ honour which included a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The funds raised came from member donations, including all the prize money awarded that night. Money was also raised through an auction of golf passes that were graciously donated by 11 of the golf courses in the valley.

The funds raised by the Springs Men’s Club from this tribute totalled $7,050.

The money raised will now be included in the fundraising effort of Abbottsford police officer Shane Wiens, who will be participating as part of the Cops for Cancer Ride for the Cure in July.

Shane, the son of local valley resident and Springs men’s club member Ed Wiens, will be riding in honour of Dallas Stober and also for his mother-in-law, Marie Ratzlaff, who recently passed away from breast cancer.

Bob Powers

Men’s club captain, Springs Golf Course

 

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