Roy Lloyd Short, surrounded by his loving family, passed peacefully away in Revelstoke, B.C. on July 5th 2014 at the age of 87. He is predeceased by his brother Ted and parents Grover and Agnes.
Roy was born in Birch Hills, Saskatchewan and remained a farmer at heart, living and raising his family on farms in Langley and Celista, B.C. He loved people and was a lifelong entrepreneur. He owned Macleods hardware stores in Chase and Golden, B.C., as well as the Golden Mohawk service station until his retirement in 1989.
Roy’s favourite pastimes were travelling and spending time with his family. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and was an avid bowler, winning a gold medal in the BC Senior Games. For many years he had been a member of the Golden Lion’s Club and was a trustee for School Board 89 during the years he lived in Celista.
Roy is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 64 years, whom he married June 30, 1950 in Langley B.C. He is missed dearly and lovingly remembered by his children: Steve (Gail) Short, Cheryl Clark, Cindy (Gord) Boettger, Kari (Les) Orme, Brian (Sonja) Short and Bob (Kiri) Short; and lives on in the hearts and lives of his 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank the many care-givers at Mount Cartier Court in Revelstoke for the excellent care and many kindnesses extended to Roy during his time there.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Roy’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.