THEODORE ROY

RoyTheodore Roy, a member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, lived in Chicago IL, returned to the Spirit World. Leaving his loving wife, Dorothy Roy, and four sons, Terry and wife Ginger, Charlie and wife Jolene, Eric and wife, Jody, and Anthony. Proud grandfather of Christina, Jessica, Alexis, Bobby, Terry, Amber, and Jade. Great-grandfather of Brody Roy. Son of William and Louise (Migwans) Roy, predeceased by Celia, Violet, Patrick, Gary, Jaccob, C Jean, and Susan. Dear brother of Mike and Georgina of Chicago, Francis Roy, Masie (Roy) and Levi Debassige, Mandy (Roy) and Francis Ozawagosh, and Joe Fox and Grace. Theodore Henry Roy, the 10th child of 12, was raised in a part of the shameful era of Canadian history, and that is of Indian Residential Schools (Survivor 1939 – 1948, Joseph Garnier School, Spanish, Ontario). From lumber work, to working on the skyscrapers in the city of Chicago, Illinois. Theodore married his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Debassige (Roy), in November of 1977. He spent his summers of retirement farming, tending to his land and lumber work in his homeland of M’Chigeeng. His final years were spent in Chicago, but his travels to M’Chigeeng each and every summer were of utmost of importance in his life and to his family. He passed his established business on to his four sons: Terry, Charlie, Eric and Anthony. He shared many of his life trade skills with his loved ones, whether that involved hard work involving labor, family or organizing family gatherings. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation was at the Roy residence, 49 Assanse Drive, M’Chigeeng on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 11 am until time of the funeral service on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 11 am. Interment M’Chigeeng Cemetery.