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FISHER – Royden Otto

May 3, 1931 – August 16, 2010

Beloved and admired father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away on August 16, 2010 at 79 years of age.

Roy was born May 3, 1931 in Didsbury, Alberta where he spent his childhood. He graduated from the University of Alberta 1953 with a B.Sc. Eng (Petroleum) and acquired his professional engineer status soon after. He enjoyed a wonderful and successful career working in the oil patch in Calgary. There he developed many long and lasting friendships, as well as maintaining many childhood friends. Roy had many activities that he loved and introduced his family to; running, downhill skiing, boating, waterskiing, golfing and fishing. His life-long love of travelling overseas with Jean to hike, backpack and scuba-dive were some of his most memorable times. He enjoyed his many days hunting, fishing, curling and helicopter skiing with his buddies – no sitting on the beach for Roy! He began running in the late 1960’s at the downtown YMCA where he built and nourished many relationships over his noon hour runs. He only recently had to slow down to a walking pace. Roy began his career at Pacific Petroleum in 1954, moved on to Alcon, Bow Valley Industries and then retired with Ocelot Industries at the age of 55. One of his honourable career accomplishments was receiving the L.C. Charlesworth Award for his substantial contribution to APEGGA. Somehow in all this, he found time to raise his family, train and compete in marathons, ski patrol at Sunshine Village and complete ocean navigation courses so the family could experience an ocean boating holiday. His charitable work included a long membership with the Al Azhar Shriners Motorcycle Corps. His passion and enthusiasm was obvious for every activity and interest in his life. His passing has left a very large hole in many peoples’ lives, he will be greatly missed.

Roy is survived by his daughter Linda Fisher (Arnold McKee), daughter Jill (Brad) Jackson, son Robert (Tracey) Fisher, grandchildren Lindsay, Mitchell, Nicole, Sean and Ben. He is also survived by special nephew Doug Colwell (SheilaTorgunrud) and their children Keri and Candace, Lorna (Harold) Mueller and their children Elaine, Maxine, Darcy, Donald, Valerie and their families; brother-in-law Bill (Shirley) Rennie and their children Blake and Marlee and many other cousins.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Jean Fisher, sister Marguerite and close cousin Harold Mueller.

A private service is being held for family. An open visitation for Roy’s Urn will be held from 5:30-8:30 pm on Monday August 23, 2010 at McInnis and Holloway Park Memorial Chapel at 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

In living memory of Royden Fisher, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. On behalf of the members of the Probus Club of Calgary, I wish to express our condolences to you and your family on your recent loss. Roy was a long-time and valued member of the Club.
    We trust that knowing that friends at the Probus Club of Calgary share in your sorrow will provide some comfort at this difficult time. He has missed Jean terribly and will be pleased to be joined with her again.
    Reference to Roy’s passing will be made at the September 2nd meeting of the Club.

    Yours very truly,

    Barry Ashton

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  2. dorothy bergos :

    Long time friends of Royden & Jean through mutual friend Harold Mueller of Drumheller. So sad to learn of the passing of this lovely man. Our sincere condolences to the family members. Dorothy and Alex Bergos

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  3. Ed & Ollie Hughes :

    Roy will be sadly missed by his contemporaries of the “Class of ’53” Petroleum Engineers.
    Ed Hughes

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  4. Richard F Mercer :

    I am so sorry to hear of Roy’s death which occurred while I was out of the country.

    He was a fine man and I was privileged to know him over many years through the oil industry, trout fishing and classical music concerts.

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  5. Karen Bourque Simmons :

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. He was a wonderful man. I always liked hearing his laugh as he spoke with my Mom and Dad. May you remember him and remember the great happiness you shared with him.

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  6. Karen Bourque Simmons :

    I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. May you remember him with the great happiness you shared as a family.

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