On December 19th 2015 at the age of 81 our beloved Roy passed away in his sleep surrounded by family. Roy leaves behind his wife Rika of 28 years and his faithful companion Chester. The eldest of 4 children, Roy is survived by siblings Joan Turner (Victoria), Rob Huband (Sorrento) and Judy Deley (Saskatchewan). He also leaves behind son Patrick of Chilliwack, daughter Cara (Chris) Holmstrup of Logan Lake, daughter in law Joanne of Chilliwack, and 5 grandchildren. Born in Vancouver in 1934, Roy grew up in the Shuswap Lake area of B.C. He worked on many ranches as a young man before moving to the lower mainland where he embarked on a 37 year career with B.C. Tel. Roy was a real outdoorsman,loved hunting, fishing and horse back riding especially on his many cherished trips into the Chilcotin with David and Gwen Mcbride. Tunkwa Lake was one of his favourite places where he spent many hours out on the water with his dearest friends Terry Crosby, Dennis Pilling and Don Traeger. He also says goodbye to neighbors and friends at Lindell Beach where he happily resided for more than 20 years. Roy’s sense of humour and quiet determination endured until his final days. Special thanks to Dr Bull and the palliative staff at Cascade Hospice for their exceptional care. An informal gathering will be held in Sorrento on the May long weekend as per Roy’s wishes.

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