March 20, 1921 – March 7, 2012
Passed away peacefully at Stanford Place Centre on Wed. Mar 7, 2012. Roy will be dearly missed by his beloved wife of 69 years Martha, daughter Lois (Andy), sons Ron (Jeanette) & Brian (Claire), his 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.
Roy was born and raised with his brother & 2 sisters in a small farming community near Camrose, AB. Shortly after marrying Martha in 1942, he was called upon by the army-anti aircraft division to serve his country during the 2nd World War – eventually being shipped overseas. After his return, he worked in the world of sales from grocery dept. mgr., to produce buyer, to mgr. at MacDonald’s Consolidated and finally buyer for the Safeway stores in Edmonton. This took him into his retirement and the move to Parksville, a favorite holiday location. Besides being a wonderful father and provider, Roy enjoyed camping, dancing, music and carpentry. It was his love of music that shone through during his stay at Stanford and he would be found singing along at every musical gathering in the home.
Roy was a joy to be around and was loved by all, which makes saying “good-bye” even more difficult for both family and friends. No service as per his request. Heartfelt thanks from the family to Dr. Henderson and to Carol and staff at Stanford for their “above and beyond” compassionate care.
A celebration of life will be held for
family at a later date.