June 08, 1930 – March 25, 2016
With great sadness we mourn the loss of our patriarch Roy Stobbart. Roy, youngest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Stobbart, was born in Deroche, BC on Arnell Island, just below the current Leq’a:mel Band Office. Roy passed away in the arms of his beloved wife (Marge), in the early hours of March 25 in his room, in the Deroche wing at “The Residence” at Mission Memorial Hospital and we extend our sincerest gratitude to the wonderful staff there for their care and support of our Dad these past few years. Roy left school at age 12 and, as was quite common in the years of WWII, easily found work, and eventually became a steward with Pacific Steamships in his mid-teens, travelling up and down the waters of the BC coast. He then tried logging and enjoying the hard work, continued in the industry in a self-employed capacity for the next 40 years. Roy was also a renowned pool player and often supplemented his income during the winter months with the proceeds gained by his ability with the cue stick.
Following the war years, Roy returned to Deroche and married Marge in November, 1954. They had 6 children and lived in Deroche throughout the majority of their lives. Roy is survived by his loving wife Margaret of 61 years, brother Ron (Peg), sons Allen (Denny) and Steve; Daughters Pam (Jay), Beverly (Carl) and Ronita (Matt) numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Roy is predeceased by his parents, Tom and Elizabeth, his brother Tony, and his eldest daughter Penny. The family invites you to a celebration of Roy’s life beginning at 1:00 pm April 09, 2016 at the Deroche Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice in Roy’s name would be greatly appreciated.