May 7 , 1935 – August 18, 2014
Royce passed away on August 18, 2014 in Kootenay Lake Hospital. He was born in Nipawin, Sask. He moved to the lower mainland at the age of 6, where he excelled at sports, baseball, basketball, swimming, and lacross. Royce also won the Golden Gloves in 1955. In 1966 he married Celia and they moved to Kamloops in 1975. Royce served with the R.C.M.P. Auxillary for 10 years. They moved to Nelson in 1993, where he made many friends and enjoyed his golfing. Royce is remembered by his loving wife Celia, children Ariana (Steve Vermaat), Clarissa, Nathan (Nadine), sister Rita Harvey, brother Victor (Bud) Thompson and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life will be held in September.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. As an expression of sympathy condolences may be expressed at wwwthompsonfs.ca