Roy passed away peacefully on February 5th, 2010, at Cascade Hospice at the age of 89. He was born May 20th, 1920 in Chilliwack, BC. Roy is survived by his daughter Betty (Hans), son Sonny (Sue). 3 grandchildren; Cherie (Greg), Chet and Robyn. Great-grandchildren Jocelyn, Ashley and Cody, and his sister Barbara.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Rita on July 4th, 2004, sisters; Daphne, Vee and Etta and his parents Henry and Minnie.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Thursday, February 11th, 2010 at 2:00 pm, from Henderson’s Funeral Home 45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack, BC.
Roy lived on his farm his entire life. In his early years he worked in the logging industry as a tree faller at Jones Lake and Port McNeil, before returning and taking up dairy farming, beef cattle and raising sheep. But always wanting to get behind the saw, cutting pulpwood and filling his barn with firewood. He had a great love of the outdoors. His hobbies were fishing and hunting and love of his Springer Spaniel dogs. In retirement Roy and Rita liked to travel to California, Palm Springs, Reno and Alaska. A special thank you to all the home supports whom extended his stay at home and to the Chilliwack Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the B.C. Cancer foundation in Roy’s name.
Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com