I loved 'Uncle Roy', who was a close friend to my family ever since I was born. He was always happy and had the most infectious laugh! Every time I traveled from Vancouver to Hamilton, I made an effort to spend time with this incredible person who has given me happy memories for the rest of my life. I will miss you!
My godfather, "Uncle Roy" was my dad's best friend. He spent countless hours at our home building,fixing and beautifying our little bungalow. His greeting , "Hi there, beautiful!" always put a grin on our faces. I'll miss him so much.
This quote from RUMI seems appropriate for Roy. . "When I die I shall soar with angels, and when I die to the angels, what I shall become , you cannot imagine."
What a gift is memory!
I am grateful to have walked on several paths of the journey with both you and Roy.. May your special memories carry you through this difficult sojourn. I knew Roy as the principal of Highview School near the start of my teaching career. He kindly followed my professional journey and, over the years, kept in touch. Our paths and yours crossed many more times. Do you recall Mini-Med at The McMaster School of Medicine and our shared passion for classical music
through our years with The Liszt Festival, The Great Romantics Festival and the McMaster University Concert Series? I thank G-d for the memories shared and ask for Roy,
BLESSED REPOSE and ETERNAL MEMORY.
Barbara, So sorry to hear of Roy's passing..."Mr. Howard" was the grade 8 teacher everyone wanted to have at W.H.Ballard...and I was lucky enough to be in his class. My thoughts are with you. His was definitely a life well-lived.....Sincerely Linda Baker
Dear Barbara & Family: Roy was the Principal of G.L. Armtrong Public School when I started my work career as his secretary. He was my 1st 'boss'--& what a gem!! Roy was a caring, energetic, interesting, charming & gentle 'gentleman'--an all-round great fellow. I have often thought of him & hope he enjoyed many quality years of his 95. My thoughts are with you & may a history of happy times together help sustain you. A life well-lived............ Sincerely, Linda Deverson