1916 – Lampman, SK
2013 – Calgary, AB
Phil passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre on May 10, 2013 at the age of 97.
Phil was born in Lampman, SK in 1916. He served in the RCAF during WWII. Following the war, Phil worked for the CO-OP and the Credit Union movements in Saskatchewan. Moving to Calgary in the 1950s he was employed by Baker Lovick Advertising for many years as office manager. Phil was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Secular Franciscan Order and of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as well as being a charter member of St. Gerard’s parish and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion 285. He was President of Toastmasters Bow Valley International for 3 years. Dad’s zest for life, his sense of humour and his inquiring mind are an inspiration to his children and his grandchildren. He climbed mountains in his seventies and golfed in his nineties. His remains have been donated to the Medical Science Faculty at the University of Calgary.
Phil is survived by his children: Ray (Nancy), Deb, Phil Jr. (Dale), and his grandchildren: Douglas, Jason, David, Ryan, Heather, Veronica, Ian and Jenny. He is also survived by his great granddaughter Emery, his dear friend Stella Torchia, his brother George (Patricia) and sisters Joanne and Evelyn.
Phil was predeceased by his parents: Joseph and Lottie Roy, his first wife, Lina (LaPlante) and his wife Henrietta (Dubois) and by his brothers John and Willie.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church (8944 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Phil’s memory to the Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre (Franciscans) Box 430 Cochrane, AB T4C 1A6 403-932-2012.
In living memory of Philip Roy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences