It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Roy Philip Ereaut on November 10, 2021 in Kamloops, BC at the age 85 years old. He is survived by his son Robert, daughter Deborah (Irfan), and his grandchildren Levent and Dilara. He will be missed by his sisters Maisie, Melba and sisters-in-law Flora (Bill), Annie plus numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Philip and Mary, his brother George, and his loving wife Johanne.
Roy was born on August 3, 1936 in Burgeo, Newfoundland. The youngest of four siblings, Roy grew up with a close connection to the sea as told by his stories to his grandchildren. At the age of eighteen, he travelled to Gander to enroll in the Air Force where he would serve in the CAF until his retirement in 1984. During his time in the Air Force, Roy met the love of his life Johanne and they married having their two children Robert and Deborah. His time in the air force took Roy and his family across Canada, living in different provinces and also spending a period in Tacoma, Washington before settling in Kamloops in 1980.
Following his retirement from the Air Force, Roy worked for the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires with the local RCMP detachment and later with the airport. Although there was many highlights in Roy's retirement, the time he spent with his beloved wife Johanne and their miniature schnauzers (Oscar and subsequently Cajun) would be his most cherished memories until her passing in 2015.
Roy was admitted to RIH and quietly passed away in his sleep six days after his admission.
A private family service was held. Should friends desire, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society
or a charity of your choice would be appreciated in his memory.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
Published by Kamloops This Week from Nov. 23 to Dec. 22, 2021.