Roy Norman Dewar
February 28, 1919 ~ August 16, 2011
We are sad to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather at Kamloops Seniors Village, Kamloops, BC on August 16, 2011.
Born in Cabri, Saskatchewan, Roy spent his youth between the farm in Hazlet, Saskatchewan and Blenheim, Ontario. In the 1930’s the family moved to Creston, BC and bought an orchard.
During WWII Roy served in the RCAP with the 422 squadron, serving two tours in Britain, including one flight into Murmansk in the Soviet Union.
While home on leave Roy became engaged to Jean Helen Scott. They were married February 15, 1945. Roy was stationed at Patricia Bay as an instructor until the end of the war.
After the war Roy and Jean returned to Creston to farm in Erickson. Roy was chairman of the Creston Valley Blossom Festival for two years, master of the Masonic lodge and president of the Legion twice, receiving a 65 year pin in 2009. Roy and Jean also chaperoned Teentown dances for several years.
In 1952 Roy joined the federal civil service as an immigration officer at the Rykerts border crossing, transferring to the Vancouver airport in 1968, and moving his family to Richmond. Roy stayed with the immigration department becoming an immigration adjudicator, then an immigration appeals officer.
After retiring the Dewars moved to Winfield for years of travelling, golf, gardening, lawn and alley bowling and enjoying time with family and friends. When the yard became too much they moved to Kelowna, and last year to Kamloops to be closer to family.
Predeceased by his parents Harvey and Lily Dewar, and brothers Earl and Raymond. Roy is survived by his wife Jean, of 66 years; three children, Patricia Coates (Garfield) of Kamloops, Margaret (peggy) Bennison (Norman) of Big Lake and Scott Dewar of Surrey; five grandsons, Benjamin (Karl), John (Eileen) and Matthew Bennison; Andrew Coates (Michelle) and Bradley Dewar. Roy also leaves seven great-grandchildren, his sister Louise Marquardt, his brother Donald (Betty) and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held August 26, 2011 at 2 pm at the Coates residence, 860 Lombard St., Kamloops.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Cremation Centre, 250 554-2429.