October 5, 1935
Atholville, New Brunswick
November 29, 2023
On November 29, Kenneth Roy passed away at the age of 88. He died living life his way.
He is survived by his wife, Luella Mary Roy; his daughters: Wendy Chetney (Doug Hough) and Lisa Fulham; his stepson Mark Wetering (Darlene Coke); his grandchildren: Justin Chetney, Kari Bouthillet (Devin), and Paul Fulham, Jr.; and his great-granddaughter, Teagan Bouthillet. He is predeceased by his first wife, Carolle Roy, his parents Leslie and Albina (Pitre) and his step-mother, Norma (Girvan), and all his siblings: Dorothy, Stanley, Geneva, and Ronald.
Born in Atholville, NB, Ken moved to Sarnia in the late 1950s for a job at Dow Chemical where he was employed until retirement. In retirement, he and his first wife, Carolle, enjoyed travelling in their RV, visiting family and friends, and spending time as snowbirds in Florida while volunteering with a local church mission group.
Ken loved hockey. As a teenager, he was a part of the Campbellton Cubs that claimed the New Brunswick – Prince Edward Island Juvenile Championship in 1952-53. He played for recreation as an adult as well and followed his Maple Leafs during the season.
Ken loved the outdoors. As a child, he hunted and fished with his father in New Brunswick; as an adult, he hunted with friends in Northern Ontario. Annual family visits to New Brunswick always included fiddlehead picking, digging for clams, and subsequent clam bakes on the beach. Ken loved to ride his motorcycle on the open road. He loved picnics, camping, and berry-picking. His home-made jams were treasured by everyone who had the privilege of tasting them.
An intensely spiritual man, Ken followed the teachings of Jesus Christ every day and in everything he did. He was an earnest reader of the Bible. He valued hard work and providing for his family. He took special pride in his home and garden, gifting friends and neighbors with the fruits of his labor. He loved his cats and cared for the wildlife in his backyard, making sure that the squirrels, chipmunks, birds, ducks, and other creatures had enough to sustain themselves. He was a long-time supporter of the Teen Challenge, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and the Red Cross (where he donated over 150 pints of blood throughout the years).
He will be missed by all.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in "Kenneth's Guestbook" at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
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My heartfelt condolences on the loss of Kenneth Roy. Though miles apart, please know my thoughts are with you. Wishing you strength and comfort during this tough time..
Dear Wendy and Lisa..Malcolm and I send our deepest condolences and are sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We are thinking about both of you at this sad time and know in time you will heal and think good thoughts about your father . May he Rest In Peace.❤️to you both.
Wendy, Lisa. So sorry to hear about your dad. Please accept my condolences. Kim
Thinking of the many visits we shared across the fence. Exchanging hunting stories and sharing tomatoes. We shared many cups of tea by the bonfire. We feel fortunate to have had Ken as a neighbour and friend. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Frank Iaconis and Dana MacKinlay
I have fond childhood memories of camping with Papa and Mama in their RV in the summer time. My brother and I are blessed to have shared those moments with them. Papa was a hard worker. When he came to visit my Mom he always found something to fix or improve, to help my Mom out. I’m think that was his way of showing love, through acts of service. On one occasion, while visited him in Canada, I had the privilege of picking those tiny little blueberries that he used to make his famous blueberry jam. I remember Papa and Mama’s house to be cozy and inviting; full of homemade treats, craft making, gardening , cuddly cats and loving grandparents. Papa was a huge fan of the TCM channel and introduced me to old westerns, and classic movies. I enjoyed spending time with him in his basement watching these classic movies. I especially remember watching Court Jester, with Danny Kaye, for the first time with Papa. He was a very special grandpa and great-grandpa. Even though my daughter Teagan hadn’t yet had the opportunity to meet Papa in person. He was a wonderful great- grandpa to her, even from a distance. We would chat on the phone and he would always sing to Teagan. His favorite go-to song was “Sunshine Mountain”. We love you Papa and you are truly missed. You are home now with our Heavenly Father. We will see each other again one day.
I have very fond memories of camping with Papa and Mama in their RV. It was always a special time for me. I enjoyed spending time with each of them.
So sorry for your loss. Kenny was our neighbour on Kemsley for a number of years. Ken was always pleasant and very helpful. He will be sadly missed. Was lucky to know him and be his neighbour.
Dear Family: I enjoyed Ken's visits when I worked at Hearing Life and also enjoyed talking to him around the neighbourhood. He was always bringing Laura and I little treats and even gave us one of his mini bibles. A friendly man who I know will be missed in this world by all who were lucky enough to be part of his journey here. Rest in Peace Ken, I will always remember your kindness. Marylou
My condolences to Mary and the family I wlill missed your calls and visiting you . Rest in peace my friend🙏🏼