Dr. Roy E. HEATCOAT

HEATCOAT, Dr. Roy E.

Roy was born November 16th, 1951, passed away suddenly in his sleep on April 23, 2008

Predeceased by his father Edgar Heatcoat, father-in-law Juan Precones, mother-in-law Piar Mallorca; grandparents Ubald and Antoinette Heatcoat; Harry and Angelique Lafreniere. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife Francia and son Jayde of Qualicum Beach. Sons James (Melissa), Jason (Jayde) of Saskatoon, SK. His mother Giselle and brothers Lloyd (Coleen), Monty (Marjorie) of Assiniboia, SK; brother Perry (Yvette) and sister Penny (Ian) of Nanaimo. As well as numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Roy was the eldest son of Edgar and Gisele Heatcoat. He grew up on a farm seven miles south of Assiniboia Saskatchewan. As a child he was full of curiosity and brilliance, these attributes followed him through his life.

Roy was a rancher, a farmer and a second class power engineer. Hew was also a member of MENSA Canada Society has scored higher than 98% of the general population on a standardized intelligence test. In 1990 Roy received his Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with Honors at the University of Saskatchewan. He joined the Canadian Air Force while he was a medical student in 1992.

Roy received his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 and his Family Medicine at UBC in 1998. And was awarded Captain in the Air Force and was stationed at CFB Stadacona Military Hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2000, Roy received his Flight Surgeon Wings and was assigned in Goose Bay, Labrador as the Wing Surgeon at 5th Wing Goose Bay. Later the Wing Surgeon at 17th Wing Winnipeg in Manitoba. When his service with the Air Force ended he joined the Reserve Force.

Roy started his medical practice in Qualicum Beach in February 2003. He was also a teacher (clinical) and mentor in the Undergraduate Family Medicine Program in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. Roy enjoyed life, he cross country skied, he did camping, hiking, cycling, running, and weight lifting. And currently working on his blue belt in Taw Kwon Do. His passion was Art and Photography and riding his motorcycle. Other interests were fishing, landscaping and computers. He will be missed dearly by family, friends and all who know him.

Roy’s family wish to thank those volunteers in the choir, violinist and singer, refreshment helpers and from people who sent cards and flowers. Patient and friends who attended the funeral mass.

If desired, a donation to Heart and Stroke Foundation or Mental Health and Addiction Program in your area would be appreciated.