Dear Roy Ward's family: I am truly saddened that I did not have the opportunity to talk to Roy and express how much I appreciated the fact he gave me a job in that crucial moment in my life with a new born baby in 1989 . I remember after a while I jokingly asked him; Roy you had many choices why did you hire a foreigner with an accent? He sweetly said " well I want to bring a different flavor and culture to the department". That resonated with me he did not have a bone of prejudice in him. I tried finding him several times over the years, but was not successful since there are too many Roy Wards and he was retired. What his obituary says " He was special to so many of his employees, their mentor and father" is so very true. He was a boss and a father that I never had in America. May he rest in eternal peace.