Roy Earl Riske


Roy left to be with our Lord peacefully October 6, 2018 early morning. Our family includes Lorraine (his loving wife of 62 years), son Ken (Jacquie), daughter Lois, grandchildren Lisa (great grands Sydney and Owen), Kari (husband Ryan, great grand Lucas), Roy’s identical twin Ray (Jennie), sister-in-law Carol (Fred), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Roy lived happily 91 years on our family farm. Dairy farmed with Ray and his late mother Emilie. He was humble, faithful, and ever prayerful. His goal of living out his life at our farm was achieved with brother Ray who walked miles together daily. He had many farm neighbours and friends he loved and visited joyfully. Dad worked with and supported all our family; taking time for ice fishing, swimming, and gardening. He would grow extra potatoes to give to friends, family, and those in need (always a few too many.) The Gideon’s organization was a passion and many New Testaments were given to grade 5-ers. Dad made friends with all people he met and was social and warm hearted to all. He learned BBQing late in life and helped Lorraine as teammates always.

All friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service held on October 11, 2018 at 2:00pm at Millwoods Community Church, 2304 38 St NW, Edmonton.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Roy may be made to The Gideon’s in Canada
The Gideons International In Canada
PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2

or VanEs Camp and Conference Center
51244 Range Rd 220, Sherwood Park, AB T8E 1G9

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Millwoods Community (Moravian) Church - Edmonton

2304 38 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6L 4K9

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Dianne Hove

My sisters Leslie Thomson (Downes) and Marilyn Melnychuk (Downes) and I stopped by the twins’ farm 3 years ago to remember when we visited there as kids with our parents, Vi and Bert Downes. Roy was there and showed us around proudly. As kids, we remembered the dairy farm and enjoyed our tour of the nursery. Cousin Roy was so generous with his time and good will. We were so happy to have spent the hour or so in his company. Much love to Lorraine and family. Dianne Hove (Downes).

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