Allan Douglas Roy
It is with deep sorrow that Allan’s family and friends mourn his passing, at the age of 43, in the early morning hours of Monday, August 19th, when he succumbed to smoke inhalation while asleep in his home in Port Alberni.
Al will be sadly missed and forever remembered by his wife Shelby Cox and their daughters Rhyanne and Danelle; his former wife Stephanie and their daughters Leeann, Candice and Melissa of Cortes Island; his parents Allan and Nell Campbell of Campbell River; his brothers Rory (Melanie) of Port Alberni and Darren (Darlene) of Vancouver and their families; his extended family and many close friends.
Al was born at Port Alberni on September 9th, 1958. In 1970, when he was 12, his family moved to Campbell River. While in highschool, he worked at Elk Falls Mill, then for four years was an apprentice electrician. After moving to Cortes Island, he became a legendary clam digger earning the nickname “Clambo”. This eventually drew him into the commercial live rock cod fishery. In 1995, he moved back to Port Alberni with Shelby and their baby Rhyanne where he began working with his dad and brother Rory in the forest industry.
To all who knew him, Al will be remembered as a very special person. His friendly smile was often accompanied by a heart-warming laugh, and he always had the ability to make everyone around him feel at ease. He loved his family, and he worked very hard to provide for them.
A Service of Remembrance was held on Sunday, August 25th, at the Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Port Alberni followed by a Tea Reception at the Oddfellow and Rebekah’s Hall.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a scattering of ashes at a later date.
The family would like to thank the communities of Port Alberni, Black Creek and Campbell River for their outpouring of generosity and support. Special thanks to the Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the Port Alberni RCMP, and the Victim Assistance volunteers in Port Alberni and Courtenay.