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