JOSEY Roy L - Halifax, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, on September 20, 2011 at the age of 90. Born in Halifax, Roy was the son of the late Lester Neil and Elizabeth May Josey (Hartlen). Roy served in World War II in the Princess Louise Fusiliers and was owner of Roy L Josey Furniture and Appliances, Quinpool Rd, for many years. He was a life member of the Mayflower Curling Club, Past President of NorWest Seniors Club, one of the original builders of St. Phillip's Church, played hockey until his late 30's and bowled for many years in the Bowlarama Seniors Bowling League.
Roy, with son, Harris, was a regular entertainer at the Rehabilitation Centre and Melville Gardens by singing the "old favorites" for them. Roy and Joyce enjoyed many years at their cottage in Piggott Lake and their trailer at Hubbards Campgrounds. "Forever young," Roy especially loved dancing and family gatherings. He will be sadly missed by daughter, Sharron (Mahone Bay), sons David (Sharon Clarke), Harris (Laura), Ron (Terri Zinck), best friend and soul mate, Pat Perrin, sister Audrey Simpson, Hamilton, Ont, and his grandchildren, Shawn, Andrew , Joanne, Jeremy, Stewart and Iain Josey
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Roy was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Joyce, as well as daughter Nancy; brothers Carl, Don, Robert and sisters, Helen White and June Josey. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will take place at Cruikshanks Funeral Home,
Windsor Street , 2 5 pm Friday, September 23. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2 pm, at St. Phillips Anglican church (Apostles Anglican Church), corner Bayers Rd. and Connaught Ave. Those wishing to make a donation in Roy's memory may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, or a charity of your choice. To view or place an online message of condolence please visit www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com