Roy Tyerman

Roy Tyerman

Roy Tyerman

January 11, 1924 ~ September 19, 2012

Roy Tyerman, a resident of Creston for 56 years, passed away at the Swan Valley Lodge on September 19, 2012 after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer at the age of 88 years.

Roy was born to Hazel and Howard Tyerman on January 11, 1924 at Tisdale, SK, where he received his formal education.

Roy joined the Canadian Army as a young man for World War II and served overseas. On his return, he married the love of his life, Jean Ross on April 30, 1948 and they began their life together in Saskatchewan before moving to Creston in 1956. Roy was employed as an automotive mechanic at Universal Motors, Valley Chrysler and was also employed as a millwright at Crestbrook Sawmill. He owned and operated Rainbow Motors in Erickson and concluded his working years at the BC Department of Highways.

Roy was a member of the Trinity United Church, Royal Canadian Legion Br#29, Swan Valley Swingers and the Creston Golf Club. He was always willing to support community projects such as the aquatic center fund raising and the Blossom Valley Festival. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, dancing, camping and reading. Jean and Roy enjoyed over fifteen winters in Yuma, AZ with many of their Creston friends, and made many new friends.

Many people were recipients of his colourful lawn chairs. He kept fit with many miles of walking and riding his exercise bike every day. What Roy enjoyed most was spending time with the love of his life Jean, and many celebrations with his family.

Roy was predeceased by his parents Hazel and Howard; brothers Edward and Earl; and sisters Marjorie, Evelyn, Arlene, Lelia, Bertha and Edith.

Roy will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 64 years Jean; children Gwen (Glenn), Ken (Lorraine), Beverly (Tim); grandchildren Barry (Lucy), Blaine (Kari), Sam, Maddie, Kieran and Devon; great-grandchildren Cohen, Aurora, Bruce and Amy; brothers Lloyd and Gorden (Kay); sister Edna, and many friends.

The Funeral Service was held on Monday September 24, 2012 at Creston Rotacrest Hall with Rev. Shelley Stickel-Miles officiating.

Interment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.

Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute in Roy’s name may do so to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, #4 – 17918 – 55th Ave., Surrey, BC V3S 6C8.


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