Saturday, June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

Roy William Lamont

On March 2, 2015, in his 100th year, Roy Lamont passed away peacefully with his loving partner and caregivers by his side.

Roy is survived by his sweetheart and companion Muriel Hornell.

Also left to celebrate his memory are his nieces Bonnie Rees, Patricia Garlough (Jay), nephew Mike Berger (Donna), great nieces Heather Bourbeau (Roger), Jennifer Berger, Kelsey Aman, great nephew Trent Rees (Sybil), great-great-nieces and nephews Jedda and Ayden Rees, Jordan and Sydney Bourbeau. his grandchildren Roy Lamont Jr. (Nikki) and Kerri Leakey (Mike). Christine Copeland and her son Sam were also very close to Roy. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family.

Roy was predeceased by his beloved wife Mollie in 2003 and their son George, (Bear) in 1998.

Roy was a Sergeant Wireless Air Gunner for the RCAF attached to the RAF during WW2 and a celebrated Squadron Leader post-war until his retirement in 1964.

Roy and his dear friend Gene Fitzpatrick ran Listowel Trophies for many years out of Saskatoon, and he and Mollie worked as tour guides for the founder of the Driftwood, Woody Fisher. The Salt Spring years found him raising Hereford cows with the likes of Tom Gossett in the Cranberry Valley.

Roy loved the Valley. His Fitz-Roy Farm legacy continues as Salt Spring Seeds.

Roy’s family would like to sincerely thank his caregivers: Dr. Woodley and his family, Maggie O’Scalleigh, Michele MacKenzie and Charlene Wolff for their compassion and dedication.

We will always be grateful to Maggie and Michelle for their long-term commitment, loyalty and love they provided to Roy and Muriel. It is because of them that Roy was able to live a beautiful, comfortable life on his farm.

A gathering was held this past weekend while distant family could be here.

Donations in Roy’s memory can be made to the Salt Spring Legion Branch 92, The Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, The Salt Spring Foundation or The Shrine Club #39 Gulf Islands.

“Wow, what a ride!”

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