Roy passed away peacefully with family members by his side at Joseph Creek Care Village, at the age of 89 years, on April 11, 2016.
Roy was born in Michel B.C., raised in Kimberley and worked at Cominco in Kimberley and Riondel. When the vocational school was opened in Nelson (now Selkirk College) Roy was hired as a machinist/millwright instructor where he taught for almost 30 years until he retired in 1992. Upon retirement Roy loved his Wasa Lake property and had great times there with family members and friends. Roy and Ann spent vacation time in Hawaii for many years, often joined by his sisters and brothers-in-law.
He leaves behind his wife, the love of his life, Ann Brochu, sisters Edna Carlbeck (Alan) and Eileen Wasilciw (Johnnie), daughters April Choate (Peter), Janice Ewing (Art) and Laura along with 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his stepchildren Dan Brochu (Blythe Nilson) and Colleen Hedin (Tom). Roy was predeceased by his mother and father, May and Tom Crutchley and his nephew Ron Wasilciw.
There will be no service, by Roy’s request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., #300, 828 – West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2 or to the charity of your choice. Special thanks and hugs to all the staff of Joseph Creek Care Village and to our friends at “Caregivers” for all the support they have given throughout this long journey.
Roy was a fun loving, generous and well respected man. He will be missed.
Arrangements entrusted to
McPherson Funeral Service.