It is with heavy hearts that his family
announces the passing of a beloved husband, father, father-in-law, poppa and friend. Roy passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013,surrounded by his loving family after a short but courageous battle with cancer and an ongoing battle with Crohn’s Disease.
Roy was born on July 15, 1950 in Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. Throughout his life Roy called many places in Saskatchewan home, eventually settling in Fairmont Hot Springs, B.C. with his wife Pat in 2000 and later a second home in Arizona. Roy had many careers throughout his life, including farmer, business owner, salesman and craftsman. Roy was a person who was good at everything he tried, and was never a person to say he couldn’t do something.
Roy was an incredibly strong yet quiet man who was sincere, honest, witty and hard working. Roy enjoyed golfing, tinkering, fixing things, but most of all time with his grandchildren.
Roy was predeceased by his parents Charlie and Ruth and 4 siblings in infancy.
Left to mourn his passing are his beloved wife Pat, sons Michael (Laura), Andrew (Kate), and daughter Penny (Tim), grandson Parker and granddaughters Taylor, Brooklyn, Abigail and Keely. Roy is survived by 3 brothers: Delbert (Doreen); Leonard (Debbie); and Bill; and 2 sisters, Sharon and Anne.
In Lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Rockyview
General Hospital Intensive Care Unit in Calgary, Alberta.
The funeral will take place on Saturday August 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Sallows & McDonald Funeral Home in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
Interment to follow in Cut Knife cemetery.