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On March 19, 2015, Roy Sinclair passed away at the age of 85 years. Roy will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Lori (Bruce); granddaughter, Jenna; sister, Barbara; and his special friend, June.
Roy had a grand thirst for knowledge, earning his PhD in Mathematics at MIT. He then shared that knowledge as a Mathematics Professor at the University of Alberta. Dr. Roy Sinclair made a significant contribution to the International Weightlifting Federation with his "Sinclair Bodyweight Formula", which is used world- wide including the Olympics. Roy was also inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the sport of weightlifting.
A Funeral Service in memory of Roy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton.
Memorial donations may be made to Parkinson Alberta Society, 11748 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5 or to the Cross Cancer Institute, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 1Z2.
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Published in Edmonton Journal on Mar. 23, 2015.
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August 31, 2015
thank you for your kindness and for being nice to me, for helping me.
I thank you so much for everything u did for me
Ivy Benaro
March 29, 2015
Lori & Family: Sincere sympathy on the loss of your Dad. Roy was a leader of the Rainbow Investment Club of which I was a member many years ago. I considered him a great mentor and have continued investing over the years using the knowledge gained from Roy. He was a leader, teacher and made great contributions to our city and the world. Sincerely, Don & Gwen Lawrence
Don Lawrence
March 24, 2015
I am very sorry to hear of Dr. Roy Sinclair's passing. His contributions to Olympic weightlifting are recognized around the world and his support for the local sport community is equally recognized. While he would very quickly overwhelm me when discussing his mathematical theories, I always enjoyed sharing time with Roy at weightlifting competitions.
He will be missed.
Kevin and Barb Zimmerman
Kevin Zimmerman
March 24, 2015
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Dr. Roy Sinclair. On behalf of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and Staff, our sincere and deepest sympathy to the family and special friends.
Donna Hateley
March 24, 2015
Always will be remembered in the Hall of Fame Gallery and in our hearts
I was sorry to hear about Mr. Sinclair. I had the privilege of meeting him though his Induction into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame . He was such a humble and sincere man. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, he was a wonderful man.
Debbie Brigley
March 23, 2015
It is very sad to learn of the passing of Dr. Roy Sinclair. I always appreciated Roy's enthusiasm whether it was discussing teaching mathematics at the University of Alberta, investment opportunities, the development of the sport of Olympic weightlifting in Canada or the Sinclair formula he had work hard to have adopted internationally to determine the best lifter overall at competitions. Roy was a gentleman deserving of being a member of Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, as he was supportive of athletes, coaches and officials in this province.
Michael Mountford
March 23, 2015
On behalf of all the Canadian Master Weightlifting family I wish to express our condolence to the family of Dr Roy Sinclair.
John Case
March 23, 2015
We were saddened to hear about Roy's passing. Roy was always an inspiration to us all. His intense curiosity and thirst for knowledge influenced many of his students at the University of Alberta as well as those of us who got to know him during his retirement years. Roy's legacy will live on through the gift of his knowledge that was shared with so many. Our thoughts are with you and your family, Lori, as we bid farewell to an incredible man.
Ken and Marcia Loder
March 23, 2015
We have lost a great canadian and a great person. He has given a great deal to Canadian and International weightlifting.
Yvon Chouinard
March 23, 2015
It is with great sadness that Power Plus has learned of the passing of Dr. Roy Sinclair. He will be sadly missed by all of us and the whole world of Olympic Weightlifting. His memory will live on each time our sport wishes to compare athletes of different body weights and every time they wish to determine the Best Lifter in competition from simple club meets to Provincial, National and International Competitions up to and including the World Championships and the Olympic Games. Thanks Roy.

Power Plus Olympic Weightlifting Club.
Larry Mather
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