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Subject: Obit: Wilfred Hector Roy b.1919 Lampman, SK
Date: 22 Apr 2005 20:25:04 -0600
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ROY, WILFRED HECTOR _(1919 - 2005), passed away on April 19 at the age of 85 years. He was born and raised on the farm of his parents, Joseph and Mae Roy, and farmed near Lampman for most of his life. Willie served in the Second World War as a radar technician in the RCAF. He spent some time in Newfoundland, then was attached to the RAF and served in England, Belgium, and Holland. After the war, he resumed farming and was married in 1949. By 1957, he was the father of six children. He was a pillar of the Lampman community, taking leadership roles in the Knights of Columbus, Legion, school board, Heart Foundation, telephone company, Co-op, R. M. committees, and various charities. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Irene, and six children who are grateful to have had him as a father: Remi Roy (Natasha Grebenuk), Jennifer Miller (Garth), Jeffrey Roy (Shirley Runge), Jocelyn Ayers (Larry), Marcia Hirsch (Stanley), and Wendy Roy (Garth Cantrill). He is also survived by fifte!
en grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and by his siblings, Philip Roy, Evelyn Petroski, Joanne Henderson, and George Roy (Patricia). He was predeceased by his brother, John, and several of his brothers -in-law and sisters-inlaw. He was devoted to his family and they will remember him for his sense of humour and his love of sports. In his younger days, when he played first base, he was known to his teammates as Whitey. He golfed and curled, played bridge, and kept up on current affairs. Above all, he was a man of integrity; he was kind, generous, honorable, and fair in all his dealings. When the last years of his life were ravaged by Alzheimer's Disease, he accepted even that with his usual stoicism. In lieu of flowers, friends may donate to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Lampman Health Centre, or Long-Term Care at St. Joseph's Hospital in Estevan. The funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, from Our Lady of Seven Sorrows R.C. Church, Lam!
pman, with Father Gerry Bauche the celebrant. Funeral arrangements are
in care of Boire Funeral Home, Estevan.