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ROY FRANCIS MOSHER DOWELL (published on January 02, 2010)



ROY FRANCIS MOSHER DOWELL February 2, 1935 - December 28, 2009 Roy passed away peacefully in Selkirk General Hospital, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. He is survived by his children Carol and Paul (wife Alison and daughter Cassandra); his siblings, Edgar (wife Linda), Sunny (wife Renate), Janet (husband Wayne Renshaw), Judy (husband Ken McLean), many nieces and nephews, and his brother and sister-in-law John and Irene Mytz. Roy was predeceased by his wife Anne and son Michael. Roy was born and raised in Middleton, Nova Scotia, the son of Hanson and Marjorie Dowell (nee Mosher). After high school graduation, Roy joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952. While stationed in Gimli, Manitoba he met his future wife Anne Mytz and they were married on August 18, 1956 at the Holy Eucharist Church in Selkirk. During Roy's years of service in the R.C.A.F. he was stationed all over the world, making many friendships that he maintained throughout his life. After serving his country for 25 years Roy retired from the R.C.A.F. in 1977 and settled with his wife and family in Selkirk. He began working at the Selkirk Golf Course, and then started his own business in small engine repair after attending college in Fairview, Alberta. Again, Roy formed long term friendships wherever he went and was known for his honesty, generosity, and his talkative nature. He was successful in his new business, in part due to his high skill level in small engine repair, but also due to his passion for helping people. Roy was a very caring person; he loved his friends, family, many family pets, and attending to his gardens. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church in Selkirk with Father Dado Parrenas officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.


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