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December 2, 1931 - April 29, 2024

In loving memory ~

Roy passed away peacefully in Courtenay hospital. He lived a full life and leaves wonderful memories with his family. He will always be missed.

Roy began a long career in insurance as an adjuster in his home province of Saskatchewan. After relocating to the Okanagan in the 1960's Roy operated his own office as an independent adjuster. In 1974 he worked in the first ICBC office in Kelowna, then as Claims Manager in Vernon and subsequently in Courtenay in 1977. Starting in 1983, Roy and his wife, Adele owned and operated Dogwood Insurance Services in Cumberland and Courtenay for over 15 years. Dogwood was a family affair, and at one time three of Roy and Adele's sons worked along side them in the office.

Roy was a proud member of Rotary for many years, firstly with the Courtenay Club and later with Strathcona Sunrise Club. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for his work helping the members of the Strathcona Club raise funds for the CT Scan for St. Josephs Hospital.

Roy was a passionate traveler and explored many destinations in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. His favorite destination was Kailua-Kona, where he and Adele spent many winters with friends. Of course, Roy still appreciated Vancouver Island most of all, and loved boating in Desolation Sound, skiing Mt. Washington, and swimming in Sproat Lake.

One of Roy's legacies will be his love of gardening and cooking, which he passed on to many of his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing and hunting throughout BC.

Roy was the father of 4 sons and 1 daughter. He was predeceased by his son, Rhett in 2011 and his son, Ryan in 2022. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Adele. Also survived by his eldest son, Rhys and wife Susan, his daughter Rhonda and his son Reid and wife Meghan, and Ryan's wife Kari. He also leaves 6 granddaughters and 2 grandsons.

The family gives profound thanks to Dr. Wainberg, the Comox Home Care Nurses and the 3rd floor staff at Courtenay Hospital.

Private Family Arrangements.

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