AUGUST 11, 1929 – MARCH 6, 2018


Roy slipped away peacefully in the early hours of March 6, 2018 to rejoin his parents Peter and Pauline. Roy was an only child and had a special relationship with his parents.


In his younger years Roy attended and graduated from St. John’s High school. Roy was a member of the calligraphy club, as well as a local history buff. He was a collector of many things, an avid curler. He worked as a draftsman for the Province of Manitoba for 37 years until taking his retirement in 1991. Roy spent a good part of his retirement volunteering for charity. His pastimes included hunting and fishing, horseracing and bridge. He would never turn down a game of cribbage, or a good book. Roy was a member of The Champlain Society and the Manitoba Historical Society.


By the Aurelian Wall,

Where the long shadows of the centuries fall

From Caius Cestius tomb,

A weary mortal seeking rest found room

For quiet burial

Leaving among his friends

A book of lyrics

Such untold amends

A traveller might make

In a strange country, bidden to partake

Before he farther wends




A private burial will take place at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens