Loree, Roy Matthew - January 19, 1917-November 14, 2010. Devoted loving father of Brenda Benson (Kerry) and Jo-Anne Gidley (Bob Bartram) all of London. Loved by grandsons Adam Gidley (Erica Faubert) and Jeff Gidley, Brenda's stepfamily Shawna Zoern (Kurt) and Kirsten Corrigal (Greg) and many nieces and nephews. Dear brother of Dr. Joseph Loree (Sharon) of Michigan. Predeceased by the girls' beloved mother, Glenna Loree (1975), partner Kathy Nicholson (1993), sister Carrie Leggatt (2005) and son-in-law David Service (2000). A much-loved and respected man, Roy was a true humanitarian. He loved children and had a special interest in Woodeden Camp and Rotary work (Paul Harris Award receipient). He was a lifetime member of Probus. Roy enjoyed a long life of boating and fishing at Long Point, cribbage, bridge, bowling, and golf at Sunningdale. He had many friends. Roy had a varied career life, including Weldwood Plywood Consultant and real estate broker. We are thankful for the special caring support of Dr. Larry Schmidt and Dr. Patrick Colquhoun and their staffs, SW-CCAC and VON Kim Bowman, and 5th and 6th floor staffs of Victoria Hospital and 4th floor staff at UH. Thanks also to the caregivers at Marian Villa. Cremation. Memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, by Rev. Philip Newman of Riverside United Church. A two-hour visitation will precede the service on Saturday (1-3 pm).
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