Roy WILLIS

WILLIS, Roy Wilford, born 2 May, 1915 in Prince Albert, SK, peacefully passed away in Peace Arch Hospital after a brief illness, on 7 July, 2011. Roy is predeceased by his wife Alice in 1999. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Stan and Lorna Willis of Delta, BC, and his granddaughter Stephanie Willis of Perth, Australia. Roy started his long working career in Flin Flon, MB in the smelter and then joining the RCAF, was stationed in Dauphin where he started his long passion with aircraft repair. After the war, he returned to Flin Flon where he worked for 27 years as a fixed wing and Sikorsky helicopter mechanic with HBAT. He spent 10 summers in exploration in the Yukon and northern BC maintaining the exploration helicopter. He then moved to BC and worked with Okanagan Helicopters here and in Ontario. On his return to BC he worked at Langley airport. He was deeply involved with the Canadian Museum of Flight, and was recognized for his contribution in restoring an S55 helicopter at the museum. Roy continued to work on projects at the museum into his early 90’s. His many stories of life in the North will be missed. Roy has been a long time resident of the Totem Co-op. We would like to thank all his neighbors for their caring and support over the last few years. The family would also like to express their appreciation to the medical staff at Peace Arch emergency and 5th Flr. ACE for their professional and attentive care. No service at his request. Internment will take place in Flin Flon at a later date. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca

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