Roy Ralph Talpey
Oct. 16, 1926 – Jan. 18, 2013
Roy was born and raised in New Westminster, B.C.
As a young boy he took on a paper route to make a few shillings.
The army days followed as a teen. Soon after returning home he was employed with Pacific Veneer where he was a longtime employee.
He married Mavis in 1946 and together built their first home in New West. After a few years they moved to a country setting in Port Coquitlam, where they raised their 3 daughters: Gloria (Bill) Lone-Butte, Diane (Larry) Malakwa, Carol (Murray) Vernon. As the babies came and the family grew, he is survived by 9 grandchildren and their spouses & 12 great-grandchildren.
Roy retired early at the age of 48 and with adventure in his heart he & Mavis moved to Machette Lake in the Caribou. A great outdoorsman he was and fishing was his passion. There were many a family gatherings at this secluded, rustic location. A telephone and running hot water was appreciated, when they moved to the 108 Ranch. Roy had a green thumb. There were always plenty of veggies to go around. The card playing was an all time favorite, up the sleeve or down.
Later in life they moved to the sunny Okanagan where everyday walking was a pleasure. Wine making and bridge playing were a part of his activities. Roy was a true family man. His wisdom and love will carry on in everyone’s heart.
God bless you as you journey to a new adventure Roy. Til we meet again, your loving wife (Dad, Gramps, Great-Gramps)
A Celebration Of Life
will be held at:
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
Tea to follow.