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Born: Dec 31, 1969

Date of Passing: Mar 17, 2012

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ROY WILLIAM BESTLAND After a short battle with cancer, Roy passed away with his sister Cindy by his side at St. Anthony's Hospital in The Pas, Manitoba on March 17, 2012. Roy was predeceased by his parents Orlando and Polly Bestland and his brothers Earl, John, and Arthur and his best friend Ken Lindal. Roy will be lovingly remembered by his siblings: Glenda (Bob), Sophie, Randy (Lynn), Cindy (Jack), Orson (Gloria), and Wendy, plus numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins. Roy was born in Brunkild, Manitoba on June 20, 1951. As an infant with chronic eczema and asthma, he was sent to Minneapolis, Minnesota for two years for treatments and cared for by his Aunt Ruth Halstead. He moved to The Pas with his family in 1963 where he farmed with his family and cared for his parents until their passing. He left to work in Alberta and Northern B.C. as his health allowed, then returned to The Pas till his passing. Roy will he remembered as a kind and caring bachelor, a rolling stone who enjoyed hunting, guiding, reading, and the outdoors. He had a keen mind and imagination. He never complained about chronic health problems through his lifetime. He lived totally in the present with little thought of tomorrow. Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 22, 2012

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Roy was a Big Teddy-Bear. A true friend who lived his life the way he wanted. He once told me, "My Heaven may be Your Hell" which brought quite a chuckle to everyone. Kind, generous Roy...Hope your Heaven is fantastic. - Posted by: Marcy Moisan (Friend) on: Mar 25, 2012

  • Knowing Roy as long as we did we find it sad he`s gone. - Posted by: Rodger and Jann Deighton (friend) on: Mar 23, 2012

  • Sympathy to all the family from the Marsh family - Posted by: Gwen Marsch () on: Mar 22, 2012

  • Sympathy to all the family from the Thomaschewski family. - Posted by: Frank & Pat Thomaschewski (Friends from Starbuck) on: Mar 22, 2012

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