Leon Prosper Roy, 80, of Chilliwack, died peacefully at his home Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, finally succumbing to the cancer that he had been battling for several months.
Leon is predeceased by his first wife Yvonne; brothers, Fred and Urban; and sister Angeline (Cornet). Survived by his sister Solange. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Suzanne; his three children, Carmen (King), Herb, and Glenn; daughters-in-law, Lorraine and Donna; and his grandsons, Doug, Aaron, Jason, Stephen, Cameron and Clayton. Born in Shaunavon, Sask. in 1922, Leon moved with his family during the depression to Meadow Lake, Sask., where he met his first love Yvonne. At the onset of the Second World War, Leon joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and came to train at CFB Chilliwack. Yvonne followed soon after and they were married. After serving two years of duty in Normandy he returned home to Chilliwack, where he and Yvonne set their roots and started a family. Over the past 60 years, Leon has touched the lives of many people in Chilliwack, having started the Cottonwood Service Station in the early 50s, as a mechanic at Cheam Automotive, and as a mechanic at the Canex Service Station at CFB Chilliwack. Everyone he met loved his caring nature and easy-going personality. Leon was also a founding member of the Knights of Columbus in Chilliwack.
After Yvonne died of cancer in 1995, a huge hole was left in Leon’s heart. That hole was filled in 1996 when he met Suzanne and they were married soon after in 1999. Suzanne and Leon have led a wonderful life over the last five years gardening, travelling, and camping in their fifth wheel trailer. A Funeral Service for Leon will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.