It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Fernand Roy of Edmonton on April 11, 2017 at the age of 87 years.
Fernand Odilon Roy was born in St Romain Quebec, the 12th of 15 children. Survived by siblings, Roland, Marie-Anna, Émilien and Thérèse. Predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Marie-Anna, and loving wife of 38 years, Jocelyne (née Blais).
Loving father of 5 children, François, Dominique, Vincent, Martine and Julien; grandfather to Matthew, Joel, Joshuah, Stefan, Elyse, and Jean-Philippe; and great grandfather to Tristan Julien “TJ” and Hailey.
Fernand travelled west with his new bride, to Edmonton in 1954 from Quebec to work as a journeyman tinsmith in his brother's shop, Edmonton Tinsmith Supplies. His skill and ingenuity in the shop was recognized by his colleagues and throughout his long career in HVAC. There was no problem that Fernand could not solve.
He was an active member of his parish and a member of the Third Order of St Francis. A cultured man and avid reader, Fern had a passion for ballroom dancing, and his love for music was passed on to his children. Fernand will be missed by his many friends and family.
A Prayer Service will take place at 7:00 p.m., on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011 – 114 Street, Edmonton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at St. Thomas d'Aquin Church, 8410 – 89 Street, Edmonton. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, 14611 Mark Messier Trail, Edmonton.
Memorial donations in memory of Fernand may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, PO: Box 11532 Station Main, Edmonton AB T5J 3K7.