ROY, Joseph George Leger December 2, 1927 — Saturday, July 25, 2015 Born in Edmonton, Alberta on December 2, 1927. He graduated at the Jesuit College, Edmonton and joined the Royal Canadian Army Signal Corps for nine years. He upgraded his education in affiliation with Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and graduated as an Electronic Engineer. During those nine years, he spent three years in Paris, France with NATO and on his return to Canada joined the Department of Foreign Affairs, where he worked for 35 years spending most of his time abroad on postings to Cairo, Egypt, Karachi, New Delhi, India, Moscow, Holland, Paris, France, Warsaw, Poland and Havana, Cuba. He met Philomena, his wife of 50 years, in New Delhi and they were married in England. They have two daughters: Lorraine Roy, who resides in California and Natalie D’Amore who resides in Boston, USA; son-in-law Michael D’Amore and grandson Maxwell. Joseph and Philomena retired in Kelowna in 1994. He had many hobbies and enjoyed playing the piano, tennis, golf, bowling, bridge and travelling. Joseph closed the last chapter of his life peacefully, Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the beautiful, serene surroundings of Hospice House. There will be no service by request. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Springfield Funeral Home, 250-860-7077.
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