“We are so proud of you. We will miss you forever.”
Roy passed away at home surrounded by the love and care of his family on the 8th September, aged just 66 years.
Beloved husband of Sheila, much loved dad of Emma and Sam. Also a cherished son, grandad and brother, Roy will be sadly missed but lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
Roy was born on Sunday the 28th December 1952 to proud parents Albert and Ada. He was one of three boys, his brothers being John and David. He attended Adelaide Street school and Ludford Street school and he was popular with teachers and fellow pupils alike. After his education he went on to work for Bread and Middleton. It was around this time that he met his wife to be, Sheila. Their 44 year marriage welcomed two daughters, Emma in 1980 and Sam a year later. In later years Roy and Sheila also welcomed their two grandchildren into the family, Thomas and William.
On his first date with Sheila he took her for a meal in British Homestores and though momentarily disappointed, Roy was trying to gauge if Sheila had a sense if humour, there 44 years together was the result!
As a young man, Roy enjoyed fishing with his brother, he generally liked spending time in “the great outdoors.”
Most of Roy’s working life was spent at Rolls Royce/Bentley, from 1974 until his retirement in 2007.
He was a keen chess player, a game he taught to the girls and the grandkids.
He loved his garden and enjoyed many visits to Bodnant Gardens near Llandudno, in fact Llandudno was one of his favourite places, a place that held special memories for all of the family. He also went on a cruise, but, besides his family, flowers and North Wales always had a special place in his heart. To Roy, Sheila and the family were the reason he worked hard and enjoyed life to the full. The family have described him as a truly good family man, someone who gave his all. His death will be acutely felt, may he rest in peace.
Roy’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 18th September in St. Matthew’s Church, Haslington at 12.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard.
Donations in memory of Roy will be gratefully received on behalf of Sandbach G.P.’s (District Nurses).
For any further information regarding Roy’s funeral please contact our funeral home on 01270 584447.