Roy passed away
peacefully on April 8, 2013 at the age of 95 at Village
of Smith Creek in West
Kelowna, with his daughter at his side. Roy was born
in Moose Jaw, March 14, 1918. This farm boy fell
in love with flying at an
early age. He studied
aeronautics and became
a pilot and technical
officer in the RCAF serving in England during WWII.
In 1946 he and his wife
and daughter moved to Regina where he was service
manager for Bell Motors and later White Trucks. In 1961
he was transferred to Vancouver and then to Kelowna
in 1967 to set up Western Star truck manufacturing. He
coordinated Air Search and Rescue for this region for
35 years, retiring from that position at age 87. Roy was
an active member of: the Legion; Central Lions Club;
UCT; EAA, and Kelowna flying club.
Roy was predeceased by parents Guy and Alma Clemens, siblings John and Phyllis, and Marion his wife of 62 years. He is survived by brother Earl and sister Patricia Green,
his daughter Patricia Campbell, grandchildren Roy and
Denise, four great grandchildren and one great
granddaughter as well as many nieces, nephews and
cousins. Roy will be missed by his family and many friends. The family would like to thank the many people who
provided care for him in the last two years of his life.
This includes health professionals at the: Capri clinic,
home care and palliative care nurses; staff at Village of Smith Creek (Paynter and Reece units) who gave Roy
and his family such compassionate care in his three month stay there; Dr. Whiting, Mel and Dr. Sorestad. There will
be a Celebration Memorial at Trinity Baptist Church on
Monday April 15, 2013 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to: The B.C. Lung Association
or for Cancer Research.
Condolences may be sent to the family
by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com