Ronald "Ron" J. Roy
It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the death of Ronald (Ron) J Roy, who passed away the morning of April 24th at the Oromocto Public Hospital after a courageous and tenacious battle with Alzheimer’s. Ron departed this world peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 26th, 1932 in Richardsville, New Brunswick.
Ron leaves behind Georgette, his best friend and wife of 63 years; their six children, Lynn (André) Chenard, Marc (Debbie) Roy, Nancy (Sam) Carr, Steve Roy, Craig Roy, Allan (Juliette) Roy; grandchildren, Michel (Jill) Chenard, Eric (Florence) Chenard, Josée (Brent) Paisley, Denis (Sacha) Chenard, Matthew Roy, Natalie Roy, Alex, Joshua & Joe English, Nicolas & Kevin Roy and Sarah Shaw. He also leaves his cherished nine great-grand children; several nieces and nephews; as well as his brother, Maurice Roy and sisters, Jackie Mayo and Doris Barriault. He was predeceased by his parents Hector and Albertine, his brother Henry and two sisters Hectorine Law and Stella Johnston.
Ron & Georgette travelled extensively and spent the last 18 years wintering in Florida. Ron and his family moved to Fredericton in 1971, where he began his career with the Department of Tourism. He was a long time member of the Epsilon Y’s Men Service Club and a member of the Fredericton Golden Club.
Ron’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. He loved playing the guitar and singing with his son Marc as well as spending time with his friends. Ron was a handyman who loved woodworking and helping others renovating and building. His hobbies were golfing and bowling.
Throughout the course of his illness, Ron never lost his sense of humour and amazing gentle heart.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home at 160 York St. Fredericton on Friday, April 26th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, April 27th at 11:00 am at Ste-Anne-des-Pays-Bas at the corner of Regent and Priestman streets.
Heartfelt gratitude is extended from the family to the nurses and medical staff at the Chalmers and Oromocto Hospitals. The staff at the William Duffie and Palliative care units truly went above and beyond for Ron and the family during a very difficult time and they will never know how much they eased our pain. We would like to acknowledge Dr. Leclerc who provided much support, kindness and compassion.
A very special thanks from all the family to Frances Pond, Ron’s caregiver of the last four years.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society or the Fredericton Homeless Shelters would be greatly appreciated.