Jack Marcel Roy, 1941-2012

 
Jack Marcel  Roy

A funeral service for Jack M. Roy of Harvey, NB was held at St. Andrews United Church, Harvey, NB on November 20, 2012 with Rev. Kay Clowater officiating. A Eulogy was delivered by his daughter, Angela Roy. Words of Remembrance were by his daughter, Jacqueline Titus-Smith and his sister-in-law, Lynn Hutchin. Scripture readings were by a niece, Christel Greer and grand-nephew, Ethan Greer and by his daughter-in-law, Jennifer Roy. Music was provided by a trio of Sarah Bell, Nicole McCann and Amanda Densmore who sang ‘King of the Road’ and by the Ecumenical Choir with pianist Margie Grieve. The Lions Club as well as representatives of Jim Gilbert Wheels & Deals both formed an Honor Guard at the church. A reception followed at the church C.E. Centre. Interment at a later date at Acton Cemetery.
Jack M. Roy of Harvey, York County, NB passed away November 16, 2012 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital. Jack was born in Goderich, ON on March 17, 1941. He served for thirty-five years in the Canadian Military achieving the rank of Sergeant. He retired in Harvey where he was involved in many ways with the community. He was employed as manager of the Harvey Rec Centre, coached minor hockey, supported the Terry Fox Run and was a member of the Harvey Lions Club. For several years he sold graduation rings for high schools, community colleges, universities and the Police Academy in Prince Edward Island. Jack was also a driver for Wheels and Deals.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Davis) Roy; three daughters, Kymberley Roy (Scott), Jacqueline Titus-Smith (Fred), both of Digby, NS and Angela Roy (Matt), Fredericton, NB; a son, Justin Roy (Jennifer), Killarney, NB; his grandchildren, Courtney, Chase, Haley, Karley and Taylor; a great grandson, Marqel; a brother, Gilles LaFleur (Sylvia), Sudbury, ON; a sister, Carmen LaFleur, Sorel, QC; sisters-in-law, Cheryl Coburn (Tom) and Lynn Hutchin (Bill); a brother-in-law, Richard Davis (Wendy), all of Harvey Station, NB; his beloved dog, Ryley and several nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his parents, Armand and Irene (Dupuis) LaFleur, his birth father, Raymond Roy, a son-in-law, Bobby Titus and his parents-in-law, Dayton and Emma Davis. For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Jack, the family has suggested St. Andrews Church parking lot fund or the Canadian Cancer Society.

 Some Photos from the 2012 Reunion in Abbotsford   (Click)

A celebration of Jack's life from Mel McGraw  (Click)

COMMENTS FROM MILITARY PERI COLLEAGUES

From Leo Boudreau on 16 Nov

I'm not really sure how to say this, however hard it it must be written: Jack Roy Royal Canadian Navy and a Navy PTI passed away from a heart attack this afternoon, Friday 16 Nov 12. He was with his son Justin and it was very quick, this is all I know for the moment. This is a tough one to take. My friend that I kept referrring as " Jack the Ripper " is no more.

 

From Wayne Noseworthy on 16 Nov

What a shock...Jack Roy and I go back over 50 years. I spent five days with him in BC at the PERI reunion. We had the honor of spending some quality time with Dale and the Goddess. A visit I will never forget and will always cherish. Those who knew Jack know that he was a very caring person who was always joking but serious about feelings toward others. I'm going to miss him...we lost a good man, good PERI, great man. RIP JACK.

 

From Dale Dirks on 16 Nov

The world has just lost one of the most magnificent men it has ever produced.  Jack Roy my friend, my friend and very dear friend who just visited me passed away today.  May God hold Jack in his arms and comfort those who are left behind to mourn and be joyful that he is now with the God he loved. 

NOTHING CAN SAY OR EXPRESS THE LOVE I HAD FOR THIS MAN.  HIS LOSS HAS DEVASTATED ME. 

To Marg and his family, you can be assured the foot prints that Jack made while alive and with us are deep and meaningful.  May this Hariy Bag (Navy)  rest in peace and help to bring peace to the realm of almighty God. Dale and Barb Dirks

 

From Joe Beauchene on 17 Nov

Jack Roy, " Rest In Peace"

From Gerry McGarry on 17 Nov

Saturday 22 Sep 2012 will be etched in my mind forever. That is the day Sarah & I spent with Jack and Wayne Noseworthy on the golf course and at the banquet and party at the Reunion in Abbotsford. Little did we know eight weeks later he would be taken from us. Jack was one of the biggest supporters of the Eastern Reunions attending each one. Jack said at breakfast the following morning, people who do not attend "its their loss." Put aside the Golf, banquets, entertainment - its getting together with friends, telling stories, reminiscing maybe for the last time that is important to me.

 

From Ed Sullivan on 17 Nov

I never knew Jack Roy personally, but I certainly knew of him. My sincere sympathy to his family. Dale, I know what it's like to lose a friend, May he rest in peace. God loves old Matlos, Jack is in good hands.

From Eileen Steele on 17 Nov

OMG, I am in shock. I am always so afraid to come to this sight as it seems to sad news. I had the honour to work with Jack in Gagetown. I feel so sad.
God Bless his family and friends. A good man died that day. May he rest in peace and rise again in glory.

From Mel McGraw on 18 Nov

Marg & I send Sympathies to Marg Roy and their family.
I met Jack for the first time in 1965 when we were both stationed at CMR in St Jean PQ. The next time I ran into him was in Camp Gagetown at a PERI Reunion there, we were invited to their home for an afternoon, we talked over old times and had a few. For the last two PERI reunions in Summerside that Marg & I attended, Jack & Marge his wife were always there enjoying friends and having a good time. I will miss his happy face and good memories of the time gone by. May you Rest in Peace My Friend. May God keep you in His hands until we meet again.!! xxxx

 

From George Borden on 19 Nov

Take Every Opportunity to See Old Chums.
I'm so glad that I finally made the trip to the Western PERI Reunion this year. It was great to spend even a brief time with old buds. When I was physically unable to attend the 2010 gathering, I dismissed it as a insignificant blip in my plans. Regrettably, during the brief two intervening years I lost two close and beloved buddies, George Fenten and Wes Byrnell. A precious opportunity missed, forever.
I saw my brother, Wilf's dear friend, Jack Roy, this reunion, with much pleasure, at last; only to now learn that in the brief span of two months, he has now passed on.
My point is this my PERI, PERO, Rec Spec, PTI, Old Jock friends, take every opportunity that comes along to meet and mix with "the old crowd," before "old bony death" prevents it from ever happening again.

 

From Leo Boudreau. 20 Nov

Jane and I spent the last two days with Margie, Jack's wife, and all his and her family. It was very hectic and emotional to say the least.I had the privilege and honor to be a Pall Bearer for his final " Black Line Parade ". Jack was well liked in his little community of Harvey Station, NB, The visitation Monday evening started at 6 pm, and finally at 1030 hrs the last visitor left. At the church service, the church was completely filled with mourners that came to pay their final respect. Rest in Peace my friend.

From Mel McGraw 20 Nov

What a beautiful service they had at the church on Tuesday for Roy. I cried and laughed at the words of remembrance by his daughters Angela & Jacqueline, also by Rev Kay Clowater.