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ROY ANDERSON

Born: Feb 14, 1934

Date of Passing: Aug 28, 2014

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ROY ANDERSON February 14, 1934 - August 28, 2014 It is with heavy hearts the family announces the passing of our devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend to all, Roy Anderson "Roy Boy". Roy was born Valentine's Day, 1934 to Augusta and Henry Anderson. Roy is survived by his loving wife Lillian, of 60 years, his children, Lyle (Frederica), Linda (Kerry), daughter-in-law Merle, Allen, Carol (Andrew), Wayne (Cathy), 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Roy was predeceased by his three sons, Edward, Conrad and Brian, daughter-in-law Debbie, brothers Robert and William, sister Nea, brothers-in-law Harry, Calvin and Edward, and sister-in-law Aldis. Raised in Piney, Manitoba, Roy started work at a very young age, hauling water to the wood cutters and working in bush camps. Always hard working, Roy worked at Manitoba Hydro, the pipe line, the Piney Hotel and Patterson's Garage. Roy also worked the farm and ran a private contract business until 1979 when he started with Manitoba Department of Highways, retiring at age 65. Roy enjoyed his retirement spending time with family and friends, travelling, reading and watching his grandchildren's sporting activities. Everyone will remember Roy's passion for music and Elvis. He was also the Senior Manitoba Arm Wrestling champion, earning him top three in Canada. Roy and Lillian's kindness extended to helping those in need by always having an open door to their home for anyone who needed their love and care. Dad was a "Mr. fix it" and always had the tools available to fix almost anything. The family would like to thank the caring staff at the Vita Hospital and send a special "thank you" to Chris, Kayla, Jeff, Jean and Pauline for the compassionate care they provided. We do sincerely hope we haven't left anyone out. A memorial service in celebration of Roy's life will be held at the Piney Community Centre on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Lou Hermanson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Roy's memory to the Piney Community Church, General Delivery, Piney, Manitoba, R0A 1K0, for the church restoration fund. Vita Funeral Home In Care of Arrangements, (204) 425-3114

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2014

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • We met Roy 2 years ago while visiting Piney with Lyle and Fred. It is easy to see where the entire family's Zest for life originated. What a fun guy, very quick with a smile and a quip. Our condolences to all the family and friends, and we hope your memories ease your pain at this time of loss. - Posted by: Robert and Lisa Blessin (Friends of Lyle and Fred) on: Sep 13, 2014

  • Carol, I just heard the news and I am terribly sorry for your loss. I hope the love and memories will help you through this very difficult time. Hugs! - Posted by: Loreen (Friend) on: Sep 09, 2014

  • Roy was always so kind and friendly to me. I had known him since I was a child as he was a great friend of my grandfathers,in Piney. Like so many good people from Piney, they could always be seen helping each other at harvest time, or any other time an extra hand was needed. I always admired him, and Lillian. My sincere condolences to Roy's family, I am sure his kindness and integrity lives on in his grandchildren and great grandchildren. - Posted by: Gwen Bryson (Edbom) (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2014

  • So sorry to hear about your Dad, Lyle and family. I'll always remember the fun times Paulette and I had out at the farm. - Posted by: Joe Maloney (Family friend and co-worker of Lyle.) on: Sep 03, 2014

  • Roy You will be missed by all those you helped in need: I recall a few years back, when i was Cutting hay at Piney north farm, got stuck and who came to my aid Was Mr Anderson With a 4 x 4, and pulled me out with No problem: He was happy to get me out of the wet low spot in the field: I will forever remember that Look in his eye.." I told you this Truck can pull anything " I agreed. I will always remember Him in my heart for being a Gentleman.. - Posted by: Emil J. Melnychuk () on: Sep 03, 2014

  • Roy will truly be missed by many. I met Roy and the Anderson family as a young boy through my Father and quickly became a part of " The Anderson Family." No matter what time of day or night you could always count on Roy for a helping hand, a drink, something to eat or just a nice conversation and some good laughs. Roy was always a joy to be in the presence of. I will hold dear many memories of sitting at his and Lillian' kitchen table,Connie and Merles or Lyle and Fred's over the years. I hope the hunting is good, the whiskey aged and the music is playing where you are going Roy Boy. RIP my friend. - Posted by: Tim Shyiak (Friend) on: Sep 03, 2014

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