BENN, ROY COLEMAN
March 8, 1923- January 9, 2018
Peacefully at the Perth Hospital, in his 95th year, with all his family at his side. Beloved husband of 63 years to JoAnne, father of Stephen, Nancy, Richard (Wanda); grandfather of Coleman (Jenn) and Erika (Joe); great grandfather of Lyla Jo and Samuel Roy Hamilton. Survived by sister Lyla (late Mac), brother Arland (Jean). Predeceased by parents Ira Leslie and Jennie Benn, infant brother Clifford, and sister Theda (late John). Roy will be greatly missed by his wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. He was a great friend to many through his life, and enjoyed nothing better than a crowd to entertain, a Scotch to savour, a story to tell, and a song to sing. Roy was a dairy farmer, an avid gardener, a hunter, trapper and fisherman. a Parham Oddfellow's member for over 70 years, a member of the Sharbot Lake Lion's Club and also belonged to numerous local and county organizations. The hunting camp at Granite Lake was a place of special importance, and will continue to be so for all of his hunting gang. Listen for his voice when the loons return to Long Lake this spring. Roy always said that he would like to come back as a loon so that he could yell and fish all day. For those of us lucky enough to have known this amazing man, the call of the loon will always hold special meaning. At Roy's request a graveside service will be held this spring, "when the leaves are coming out on the trees".