Stanley Joseph Hotchkiss

February 18, 1936 - February 22, 2023

Funeral Details: Private Family Arrangements

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Stanley Joseph Hotchkiss on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023, at the age of 87.  Stan was born on February 18, 1936 in Toronto, Ontario.  His life revolved around 2 things, his family and hockey, both of which he loved dearly.  Stan spent many years playing, coaching and scouting hockey where he developed lasting friendships that continued throughout his life.  His greatest accomplishment was the loving family that he created with his devoted wife of 62 years, Anne.  Anne and Stan met at the only place they could have, Maple Leaf Gardens in 1958 and married in 1960.  Anne and Stan moved their family to Newmarket in 1976 where they remained for nearly 30 years.  Stan was a proud father to Sharon Chopp (Roy), Bryan Hotchkiss, Nancy Stratton (Scott), and honorary father to Dennis Burke (Big D).  Stan was an incredible "Pop" to his ten grandchildren: Christian (Alex), Graham, Sarah, Mona, Riley, Dawson (Hailey), Logan, Nolan, Rowen, and Finley who will miss him dearly.  Stan loved his family and was incredibly proud of his grandchildren showing photos of “his brood" to everyone he met.  Stan loved to chat, and you couldn't go anywhere without running into someone he knew from the hockey community.  Stan will be missed by everyone whose life he touched.  As per his wishes, there will not be a service.  His family asks that donations be made in Stan's name to the Southlake Regional Health Centre Pediatrics Unit, for the years of exceptional care they provided for his son, Bryan.  Online memories and condolences may be shared at

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15 Condolences
  • Nancy Stratton
    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    Love you Dad.

  • Anita Manning1
    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    With deepest condolences on this signifficiant loss. Many prayers for Stan’s personal transition. Home. He was a beautiful man and many memories he left us all. Love and light to those he left behind.

  • Scott Low
    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    Stan is a Newmarket, legend, stand up man.
    Devoted Husband, father, grandfather.
    Every hockey arena people knew the name
    Stan Hotchkiss name!!!

    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    Love you with all my Heart thanks for showing me the way!

    • Tamara
      Posted on: Saturday, March 4, 2023 Reply

      He was a wonderful man, full of laughter and wisdom when I met him.

      I know Bryan and his son’s. In Bryan he instilled love, loyalty, kindness and a smiling face.

      Bryan has shown his son’s the same way to live.

      Stan, you have that special gift to him and I’m sure your other children as well.

      My deepest condolences to all of you.

      Hugs and love,
      Tamara and Family.

  • Brian Patry
    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    Stan was a great man helped me in drum corps , and hockey.
    Stan you were a great friend to my parents Alice and Joe Patry, you will be missed. God bless .
    Love Alice Joe and Brian Patry.
    RIP Stan

  • James & Natasha Farquhar
    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about Stan’s death. Your father was one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, and I was very blessed to have known him and to have him part of our lives. I have so many memories with hockey, and of course we cannot forget how much my Dad called your parents always looking for me. I can never forget his humour and the famous line “ I’ll get you butler” lol! I will miss him dearly and always remember I’m here for you all anytime. Stan will never ever be forgotten. R.I.P Stan. We love you!
    James & Tash

  • Scott Corscadden
    Posted on: Monday, February 27, 2023 Reply

    Our deepest condolences to Anne, Sharon, Bryan and Nancy, as well as the rest of the family at this incredibly difficult time. I fondly remember many family and holiday get-togethers, as well as regular impromptu “pop-ins” at our Bradford home growing up. My Newmarket ‘87s hockey stick continues to hang in my home to this day. Love you, Uncle Stan.

  • Glenn Tunstall
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Reply

    Stan is a real example of what it means to be a family man, a community man, a Father, a Husband, a Dad. The proof is in his kids. I will always remember his smile and the way he treated me.

  • Gale Cowieson
    Posted on: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Reply

    My condolences to the family
    You are in my thoughts in your time of sorrow

    Thinking of your family

    Posted on: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Reply

    Still in shock that you’re not with us anymore,it’s still not real! Knowing how LOVED and RESPECTED you were by so many makes me so PROUD to call you my DAD! GOT YOU NOW BUTLER!! RRRR

  • Luigi & Mary Spiriro
    Posted on: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Reply

    So sorry to hear of Stanley’s passing. Cherish the memories.

  • Melissa Harrad
    Posted on: Thursday, March 9, 2023 Reply

    I’m a little late to this . I’ve only just seen the news.
    My condolences to the family.
    I cut Stans hair for the last 5 years or so.
    He was a lovely man and truly loved his family.
    I will miss him as he always brightened my day with his visits.

  • Elizabeth Chopp
    Posted on: Monday, March 27, 2023 Reply

    We were saddened to learn of Stan’s passing.

    As you move forward, remember all of the happy moments you shared; as having them near to your heart will be a source of great comfort.

    In spirit and in memory, he will always be there with you.

    Paul & Elizabeth Chopp

  • Kelvin and Susan Stratton
    Posted on: Sunday, April 23, 2023 Reply

    Susan and I were so saddened to learn of Stan’s passing. We met when our son Scott, and his daughter Nancy were married. We were instant friends. We enjoyed Stan’s sense of humor. He was kind, compassionate, humble and just enjoyed life to the fullest. The glass was always half-full in Stan’s eyes, never half-empty. The love he had for his family was unmatched. Good-bye, dear Stan. The world is poorer in quality without you.

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