ROY EDWIN LONEY

Thursday, 27 December 2012 09:52


1934 ~ 2012 The family of Roy Edwin Loney, sadly  announce his passing after a brief illness at the Bow Island Health Centre on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at the age of 78 years.  Roy was born in Olds, Alberta, a son of the late Ira and Anna (Petersen) Loney.  Roy retired from the Green Power John Deere dealership in Burdett where he was a successful salesman for more than 20 years.  He and business partner, Chris Christopherson also owned a Bow Island butcher shop, C& L Lockers, for nearly 20 years.  He worked for the Jenkins grocery chain before opening the butcher shop.  Roy was very active and passionate about his community, always among the first people to volunteer.  He served in the following capacities: on Town Council; as Fire Chief and member of the volunteer fire department; as local host chairman during the 1975 Canada Winter Games;  on the regional planning commission;  as a hockey coach;  on the July 1st committee and in various business and merchant groups.  Roy was a long-time member of the Lions Club, Elks Club, Royal Canadian Legion and the Bow Island Golf Club.  He was very proud of his sons’ accomplishments and passed on a lifelong love of hockey to all his children and grandchildren.  A great-grandson, Jonis, continues the family tradition.  Roy is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette (Treiber);  sons, Brett (Karen) of Halifax;  Todd (Jodi) of Fort McMurray and Troy (Aafke) of Pittsburgh.  He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren:  Kier and Cale (Amy);  Jade and Josh;  Reed, Ty, Clint and Aafke.  He is also survived by his brothers, Lawrence (Joan) of Olds and Dale of Calgary.  He was predeceased by his sister, Joyce (Terry).  For those wishing to attend, the burial will take place (prior to the funeral) at the Bow Island Cemetery on Friday, December 28, 2012, at 11:00 A.M.  A Celebration of Roy’s life will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 758 - 8 Street S.E., Medicine Hat on Friday, December 28, 2012, at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Mack de Waal officiating.  The family would like to thank Dr. Lynn Edwards and the staff of the Bow Island Health Centre for their kindness and care over the last few years.  Memorial donations in Roy’s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Health Care Centre,  Bag 3990, 938 Centre Street, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.    (Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.cooksouthland.com)  Honoured to serve the family is Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 - 13th Street S.W.   Medicine Hat, Alberta   T1A 4V4  Phone 403-527-6455
 

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