The day before Ian's birthday Ben's brother Jon blessed his baby girl. This was on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Stan passed away two days later on Tuesday October 12, 2010. The family went over to Stan and Sharon's house so that Stan would be able to participate in his granddaughter's blessing. It was such a tender, sad, and such a special and spiritual day. Stan always writes a poem for each new granddaughter. Even with how bad he felt, he was able to finish a poem for little Hadlee and it was read at the blessing. Soon after the blessing, Stan told his sons that he was ready for a blessing of his own-he was ready to return to his Father in Heaven.