February 7, 1926 – February 22, 2018
Roy passed away peacefully in Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 92. Roy was predeceased by his wife Barbara Mills, on October 2, 2017. He was also predeceased by his parents Thomas and Winifred Mills (Kamloops), brother Norman Mills (Ottawa), sister Milna Young and brother-in-law Arthur Young (Clearwater), his step-son Donald Fagg (Calgary) and nephew Neil Stearns (Clearwater). He is survived by his son Alan Mills and family (Salmon Arm), “POPS” to Barbara’s sons Ken and Gerry Fagg and families and sister-in-law Amy Mills and family (Ottawa), and including numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces and their families.
Roy was born and raised in Kamloops. Through the years he became a very avid stamp and coin collector. Roy and Barb enjoyed many camping trips with family and friends at numerous lakes in the interior area. He spoke frequently about his career at Hudson Bay Wholesale where he met his life-long friend Ray Yuskiw. When they moved to Clearwater he had very fond memories of working at the Bear Creek Camp.
On their retirement they moved to Barriere and became very involved in the Seniors Centre. He also was a veteran and proud to be a member of the Legion. They moved back to Kamloops in 2003. On Barb’s passing Roy relocated to Active Care Seniors Center which he enjoyed immensely. A sincere thank-you to the wonderful staff for making Roy feel at home.
Also thank-you to his nurses on 6th South at Royal Inland Hospital. Your kindness and care was beyond your duty and greatly appreciated by the family. Last but not least to Walter and Linda Steffen: the family sends our special thanks for helping with Roy and especially with the care and home you gave to “Bucky” Roy’s pride and joy fur baby!!!!
No Funeral by Request. Condolences may be sent to the family at DrakeCremation.com
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