After a lengthy battle with cancer, Roy passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2001 with his family at his side.
Roy was born in Fleming, Sask. on Oct. 29, 1915 to a farming family. He grew up playing hockey and baseball, travelling between towns on the train.
In 1937, Roy joined the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. He served in the forces for 33 years with several medals awarded to him, including the 1939-45 Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Service, and the 1939-45 War Medal.
Roy retired to a second career as the Social Services officer for the Rainy River District. He enjoyed his time serving the people of the area, and was always most pleased when someone became self-sufficient. He retired from his last career after 14 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jane and George Morrow.
Roy is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Eileen; two sons, Alan Morrow and wife, Nancy, of Kingston, Ont., and Rob Morrow and wife, Wendy, of Ottawa, Ont.; and one daughter, Lenore and husband, Mitch Ohta, of Pinawa, Man.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Jeff Morrow and fiancé, Heidi, Greg Morrow, Matthew Morrow, Amy Morrow, Tammy Ohta, Kathleen and husband, Steve Tiede, and Derek Ohta; one great-grandson, Carson Tiede; and one sister, Eltha and husband, John Rose, of Burns Lake, B.C.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 8, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont. Pastor Marion McCreadie will officiate, with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances.
Friends may visit Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. at Green Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Merdo Krawchuk, Bill Badiuk, Cal Thorpe, Fred Beck, Stan Sockolotuk, and Steve Melnychuk.
Honourary pallbearers will be Roy’s grandsons.
If friends so desire, a donation to either St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 324 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2C2 or the Canadian Cancer Society, P.O. Box 444, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8 may be made in his memory.