At peace at last, Roy slipped away from us gently and courageously January 29, 2004. He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 25 years, Lillian, his three sons; Norm (Sharleen); Robert of Campbell River, and Steve of Cobble Hill; his brother Ed (Andrea) of Gibsons, grandchildren, Mike, Shanna, Brooke, Jeff and Morgan, great-granddaughter Mai Anh and a lifetime of dear friends. Roy was predeceased by his father Jim Aydon in 1962 and mother Ida May (Kirk) Leslie in 2002.
Roy was born on June 25, 1932 in his grandmother’s home in Vancouver and was raised in the Vancouver and West Vancouver area. After his schooling Roy completed his carpenter’s apprenticeship while working for his father and grandfather’s construction company.
Roy moved to Campbell River in 1956 with his first wife, Gladys, and Norman, the first of their three sons. In April of 1958 Roy joined Elk Falls Mill and eventually started on a new career as a millwright until 1989. He spent the last few years doing what he loved best, carpentry work and tinkering in his workshop with wooden toys, games, etc.
Roy’s first bout with cancer brought him in contact with the wonderful work of the Canadian Cancer Society; the Vancouver Island Lodge in Victoria and the Masons who drove the cancer van up and down the island. In the last few months, the C.R. Palliative Team and the Home Nursing Support group provided invaluable support and assistance. Donations to any of these organizations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
An informal reception will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2004, 1:00 pm at the Campbell River Legion Hall, 301 — 10th Ave. Roy’s ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES & ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM, 103-909 Island Highway, Campbell River.
ISLAND FUNERAL SERVICES
& ELK FALLS CREMATORIUM
and Memorial Chapel
#103-909 Island Highway