Dear ASOFIA Members
It is with regret and great sadness that we advise of the passing of Stan Lewis on Wednesday, 5 July 2017.
Stan was known to all in the Industry and as a founding QLD Division member and inaugural State President he was instrumental in supporting the establishment and growth of a strong division in Queensland. Stan invested a great deal of time in to ASOFIA as well as various State Training bodies and was inducted as both a Life Member and Icon of ASOFIA.
Stan started his first business in 1955 in Brisbane and from there many other business ventures followed including forming a company in Papua New Guinea in 1966 which he owned until 1970. Stan established S & G Lewis Holdings in 1972 and formed Quality Shopfitters which eventually became Quality Industries. During that period Stan added True Image Mirrors, formed in 1977, to his portfolio. Both businesses were eventually sold in 1980 and from this S & G Lewis Holdings had a name change to Budget Shopfitters, known as BSF Group which remained in business until the doors closed in 2013. Not one to stand still Stan also added two other companies under the BSF banner; Costless Glass & Mirror Supplies and Budget Boardworks. It was very much a family orientated business with Stan’s children taking active roles within the company. Stan was a true champion of ASOFIA and remained committed and passionate about the industry even after his retirement.
Late Stanley Lewis – Memorial Service
Monday, 17 July 2017
Eatons Hill Hotel – Grand Ballroom
646 South Pine Road, Eatons Hill
The family has extended an invitation to join them for refreshments in the Hotel after the memorial service
The Association would like to organise a Guard of Honour and have ASOFIA members wear a lapel ribbon in honour and respect for Stan’s dedication to ASOFIA and the industry. To do this we would need to know how many members are going to attend the service; could you therefore please notify National Office of your intentions by 13 July, this will ensure we have sufficient lapel ribbons for everyone.
Our condolences are extended to Stan’s family and friends. He will be deeply missed as he was such a great stalwart of our Industry.