It is with heavy hearts but with many treasured memories that we announce the passing of Bernard R. Roy at the age of 96. Predeceased by his wife Cecile (Bellemore) in 1996. Survived by his good friend Stella Lapain. Son of the late Leo Roy and Pearl Rivait in Ruscomb, Ontario. Loving father of Leo (Pat) Roy, Doreen (Don) Trolley, Roger (Pat) Roy. Step-father of John (Sue) Lapain, Michael Lapain, Donna (Pat) Raymond and Terry (Adrienne) Lapain. Loving brother of Evelyn (late Leo) Matton. Bernard was extremely proud of his 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren as well as his two nieces. He lived a very full life as a honourary life member of 3rd and 4th degree K of C and Order of Alhambra.  He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion # 201-Essex, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Essex County Council, the Metro Windsor Board of Health, the University of Windsor Senate, the Windsor Harbour Commission, the Rochester Committee of Adjustment, the Rochester Planning Board, the Windsor Press Club, The Windsor Club, the Lighthouse Cove Lions Club the Windsor Yacht Club, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He also served as the Mayor of the Township of Sandwich East and as chairman of the Windsor Utilities Commission, the Greater Windsor Industrial Commission, the Sandwich East Police Commission and the Sandwich East Public Utilities Commission. He was also the president of the Essex County Liberal Association. Special thanks to all the staff on the 2nd floor B Wing at Malden Park for their love, care and compassion. Visitation for Bernard will take place on Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex. R.C.L Branch # 201 Service Sunday at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Knights of Columbus 3rd & 4th Degree Service at 8 p.m. Bernard’s life will be celebrated from the funeral home on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Father Rob Rochleau officiating. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 201-Essex or the Alzheimer’s Society. You may send your condolences online at

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