Whittaker, James Roy
December 9, 1930 – September 5, 2014
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Roy Whittaker of Sherwood Park on September 5, 2014 at the age of 83. Roy will be dearly missed and forever loved by his wife Freda; children Paul (Heather), Meryl (Walter) and Philip (Michelle); grandchildren Robert (Shannon), Ally and Tess; step-grandchildren Teagan, Morgan and Hannah; and twin sister Enid. We will all remember Roy as a gentle soul who loved his family above all else.
Roy was born in Wigan, England, grew up in Manchester and married Freda in 1954. With their young family, Roy and Freda came to Canada in 1965 settling first in Ontario, then Grande Prairie and finally Sherwood Park where they lived for the past 30 years, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary this past April.
A celebration of Roy’s life will take place at the Broadmoor Golf Course, 2100 Oak St. Sherwood Park on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy’s name to the Strathcona Food Bank where he volunteered many hours.