Roy Clemens

Roy Clemens


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.

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