Posted: July 29th, 2016

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November 21, 1932 –

July 26, 2016

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roy Thomas Blenkinsop on Tuesday, July 26th at St. Michael’s Health Centre Palliative Care.

Roy was born on November 21st, 1932 in Ormiston, SK. When Roy was a teenager, his family moved to Moose Jaw, where he met his wife Doris. They were married in 1952, and celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on July 12, 2016.

Roy owned and operated A&W’s in Moose Jaw, Thunder Bay, and Lethbridge. His passion in life, however, was being a pilot—Roy loved to fly. Later on he also became an auctioneer. Roy was a man of many interests and talents, and we will miss him dearly.

Roy is survived by his loving wife, Doris; his son Keith (Carol); daughters Rhonda (Orene) and Denise (Guy); grandson Brian (Nicole); granddaughter Trista (Matt); and great-grandchildren Kaleb and Preston. He is also survived by his brothers Donald and Robert.

We would like to thank the staff at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital and St. Michael’s Palliative Care for their excellent care for Roy and his family. At Roy’s request there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Diabetes Society.

3 Condolences for “BLENKINSOP Roy”

  1. Maureen Furtado says:

    My heartfelt sympathies are extended to you Doris, Rhonda and family. I have a very fond memory of being blessed to do Roy’s “pipe dream” cake for what I remember was his 50th birthday. Your family is in my prayers to help you through this very tough time. Maureen <3

  2. Dennis & Joanne (Findlay) Nay & Family says:

    Sending condolences to Doris and Family at this most difficult time. ((((Hugs))) to you and so sorry for your loss He will be truly missed.

  3. Bill and Betty Mohninger says:

    We just found out about Roy’s passing and would like to express our sympathy to you (Doris) and family. It has been quite a few years since we’ve seen you but always appreciated the extra care you and Roy gave to Mom.

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