Hello to you all... I am here today Shirley looking at the obituaries and I saw that Roy had passed away. Its such a sad thing to see and read and I send my sincere blessing and message of condolence to you all. I did not know where you were living since its been awhile since I have see either of you and to your beautiful daughters I hope that you all will cherish every memories with the fondest of what brings a smile to your faces when you think of Roy. I would never have thought of Roy being 88 and I do not think that we get old when we dont see someone and time stands still. It would be wonderful if that were true but we know what reality is. Well, I hope that this gets to you all as I send you my sincere condolences as I remember Roy and hope that he is looking at us all thinking about how happy we all will be when our day comes instead of thinking that its a time that we fear. It will all be beautiful just like you Shirley and the Girls. Love to you and God Bless...Gerald...
Aunt Shirley and family,
Some of my fondest memories of when i first moved to Grand Falls was playing pool in Uncle Roy's basement. I used to thing I was a bit of a hotshot, but he would show me how great a pool player he was. Please accept my sincere condolences on Uncle Roy's passing.
Shirley, Gail, Sharon and Judy our thoughts have been with you every day since we heard Uncle Roy was not doing well. I know how difficult the last few weeks have been for all of you. Smile and laugh when you can and cherish the wonderfull memories that each of you have...
Love to you all
Aunt Shirley and Family,
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Uncle Roy. We wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are, and have been with you. May your memories comfort you in this time of sorrow.
I remember the family home visits during the early years and the chats I had with Uncle Roy during his visits to see Nan Osmond at our family home on Cranley Place. He always gave me a wide smile when I called him Uncle Tozzie. He was a quiet man who listened but never always contributed to the conversation at hand, but when he did, it was meaningful.
Besides, Uncle Roy let his pool cue do the talking. After encountering him while out and about in my early adult years, I beat him at pool, (after several prior unsuccessful attempts). I do not know if I was having a good day and he was having a bad day, but I don't remember beating him again after that.
I always admired how happy and contented Aunt Shirley and Uncle Roy were together. You have been blessed to have spent so many wonderful years together. May you be comforted by those memories.
Mrs. Osmond, Judy, Sharron and Gail;
So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Keep your memories of him close, be comforted in knowing he is in a much better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Shirley and family,
Sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your loved one. Be assured you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest condolence.
Aunt Shirley,Judy,Sharon & Gail,
Sorry to hear about Uncle Roy’s passing. I know that you are a very close family and this will help all of you through this difficult time. He was a gentleman and had a kind heart.
Shirley, Judy, Sharon and Gail
Sorry to hear of Roy's passing
However, after a long and very productive life you have a lot to be thankful for
The many pleasant memories of a life well spent will help carry you forward
We have pleasant memories of the family when you were our neighbours while in Windsor in the 70"s
Our condolences to you all
The Andrews Clan--Ray, Joyce, Lindsay, Beverley and Bob
To Aunt Shirley, Judy, Sharon and Gail
So sorry to hear of Uncle Roy's passing. It's been such a long time since I've seen you all, but your loss is still heavy on my heart. The loss of a family member is always difficult so I encourage you to continue to draw comfort from the wonderful memories that so many people have been writing about. My memories are from the family Christmas visits and other special occasions, and they, too, remind me of Uncle Roy's quiet, gentle personality. I hope to see you all in the near future and get reacquainted. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
Peter and Debbie Andrews
To Shirlley & Family. We were saddened to hear of Roy's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .. Lean upon God for your strength and comfort at this difficult time. God Bless you all and we are uplifting you in prayers. Hugs my Friend.
Lorraine & Tom
Grand Falls- Windsor NL.
To my Niece, Shirley and Family,
Sending sincere and caring thoughts at this difficult time. I will miss Roy when you drop by on your visits, helping me find words in my crossword puzzles and having chats about old times. Here is a poem to help you through the days ahead:
Look at the stars
Shining so bright every night
They are with you all the time
Whenever you look up you find them twinkling for you
Remember, they are twinkling for you in the day as well but the notorious sun is hiding them from you
You’re never alone
The stars are always there for you burning themselves so that they can twinkle for you when you look up at them.
In love and sympathy,
Aunt Lily, Lower Sackville, NS
To my Beautiful, Wonderful,Strong sister. I am so Saddened to hear of Roy's passing
I wish i could be there with you at this time ,even though we are miles apart I think about you every day also think of Gail,Judy, Sharon (Matt) grandson Taylor
Roy was so Courageous with this battle, but he is out of pain now
I am sure Roy knew that you were all around his bedside when he passed, and he smiled for sure to know that he was so Loved
Every time he spoke of his family, and his grandson Taylor, you could see in his eyes the love he had for each one .
He was in our family since I was 8 years old, and the Wheelers and Osmonds were always neighbors
Tomorrow when you celebrate his Life, remember how much he loved you all .
and we will all meet again.
Hugs to you
Shirley & family
We were so sorry to hear Uncle Roy's passing. Spent my childhood practically next door to the Osmonds and across the road from the Wheelers. Seemed like one big
family. I have so many wonderful memories of that time, especially the family gatherings! Will always remember Roy as a quiet, gentle man with an easy smile. It is comforting to know that he was able to spend his last years so close to his family.
We will certainly be in attendance at the local service to celebrate Roy's life.
Today I am remembering Roy as I knew him; neighbour, school chum,Sunday School buddy and teen age friend and then Brother-in-Law. His excellent pool playing often won enough money to pay both our ways into the movies.
He was a quiet pleasant man who devoted his life to his job and his family. The care and devotion that Shirley and his girls have shown him in his later years shows the love they returned to him in full measure.
To Shirley,Judy,Sharon,Gail, Matt and Taylor, we send our love. We wish there was a way to alleviate your sorrow but remember him as "Your HUSBAND,DAD AND POP"a kind, loving man and live in hope of seeing him in a better place4 of complete health and happiness.
Ern (and Betty)
Sending sincere condolences to you all at this sad time.I knew Roy though Shirley when I worked with her at Dominion years ago.He was so quiet yet very friendly and he had that grin all the time.Very nice man and I know you will miss him for sure. Take care .RIP Roy.
To my Precious sister, Shirley and family.....To see this obituary, I realize the sad fact that Roy has really left us....Both our families grew up as neighbors in the former town of Windsor and I was only a child when you both dated and married...I still remember the dress and shoes Mom bought me for this special occasion....Helen and I were usually called upon to babysit or stay with you when Roy worked night shifts at the mill.....He did have a nickname "Tozzie" which still rings in my mind as Shirley often referred to him.....Roy was a man of few words but when he did speak, we would giggle about it....He loved any kind of a game or reading.... After retirement, Shirley and the girls pampered him and traveled so much...He went first class too...".front seat" of the vehicle.......He conquered two major surgeries and had a desire to outlive his mother in age....He came pretty close.....He loved visitors...His face would light up with a smile when the door opened......I remember his heart was overwhelmed when Judy received her Doctorate Degree and he just burst into tears with the joy of such an accomplishment. I might add here, that Judy was instrumental in confirming that Roy made his peace with God and read many scriptures and offered prayers at his bedside there in the hospital.....Thank you, Judy. When His first grandson arrived, I'm sure Roy thought he was the only child ever born on the planet....Although Sharon and Matt lived away, she still kept making sure Dad and Mom were ok and making plans to have them move closer to them.....Roy and Shirley have been blessed to have had Gail living with them in later years.....This is one family that should have no regrets for the care and unconditional love they lavished on their Dad.....Thinking of you all during this sad time.....Love to all........Len and Jean
Shirley and family.So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing.He was a wonderful person and I am sure you will miss him everyday.Our thoughts and prayers are with are with you all at this sad and difficult time.Rest in Peace Roy❤️
Shirley ,Judy ,Sharon and Family, Gail..
The Osmond Families..
The Wheeler Families.
We were saddened to get the news of Roy' passing yesterday... for Claude it meant. their Sunday School Class of 1947 .is getting smaller with just two remaining members... he and Shirley's brother Ernest Wheeler... we can just imagine the welcoming on the other side.... Let this thought give you Cohort...
we enjoyed the Wheeler and Osmond families in our young days... the song singing at your Mom's..the friendship of Roy's family..it will be our cherished memories..
we are praying you will feel strength from the ''Comforting Arms of God'' that you will need in the U days ahead.... We especially think of Grandson Taylor he will miss Poppy Roy...... With our prayers and love Flora and Claude....
You were often a man of few words - quiet, stoic and poised. A private man who loved his family dearly, and who treated Nana like gold. The quintessential family man, and an example for all.
I will always remember how you lit up each time I would enter a room. Keen to know what was new in my life, how school or work was going, and how I was enjoying my current car.
I would often find you enjoying a crossword or sudoku puzzle, completing a jigsaw, or watching pool online. You would read books front to back, and revel in the history and knowledge you gained.
I will never forget how deeply you loved and trusted me, in good times and in bad. How you would look to me for advice for anything medical, and always knew I had your best interests at heart.
I’m sure from you I inherited my love of all things sweet - especially chocolate. We both knew that there was always room for dessert, no matter how big the meal!
I am blessed to have had you as a grandfather. An excellent example of how to live a fulfilling life: work hard, retire early, travel often and enjoy time with the ones you love most. Your gentle, kind and inquisitive spirit will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
With love always,
Roy I was able to see you live a long wonderful life 1st hand. Your Wife and your 3 daughters doting over your every whim. A true king of the castle. I have many fond memories but will only share a couple. When Sharon and I went to visit for my 1st time to Newfie you were on the BBQ grilling your fresh caught salmon. As I am not a fan so I asked Sharon if she could put on a hamburger or hotdogs for me.Then you turned around and looked at me and said what kind of guy does not like fresh bbq salmon? Afterward you said to me over a beer that you did not understand it but would not hold it against me.
Another great memory was at Seaworld Orlando and you went on the Atlantis ride with your grandson Taylor and myself. This water roller coaster has the steep drop at the end followed by a big splash. I held your glasses so they wouldn’t fly off not knowing you now could no longer see for the entire ride and we still have the picture from Seaworld hitting the bottom. Afterwards Sharon asked you how was the ride dad? “PRETTY GOOD.”
Till we meet again
The most amazing, kind, sweet and gentle soul that I’ve ever known. Never one to raise your voice or speak an unkind word. You loved your family unconditionally, and your respect for Mom was immeasurable. You always adored and protected her.
You were so proud of me when I married Matt and appreciated his love of hockey (and of course his favorite team, the Boston Bruins). Having club seats in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Bay Lightening arena, you were in awe of meeting brothers Tony and Phil Esposito, who were a fixture at those games. You would get so choked up every time the national anthem started. You loved being there to experience the excitement and to just see the view from a different perspective. Of course loving food as you did, club seats were “the bomb”.
You loved your grandson to the ends of the earth. When you looked at him, your whole being was filled with pure joy. The love you felt for him was immense. Every milestone in his life, both you and mom were there immediately to witness his accomplishments - and there were many. You taught him through your kind and gentle spirit that whatever path in life he was passionate about, as long as he was happy and content, both you and mom would be right there to support him. He loved you so.
There never will be a day that goes by where I don’t think of you. I am eternally grateful for all the love and support you gave me throughout my life.
Love you to the moon and back Dad.
Aunt Shirley, Judy, Sharon, and Gail
I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Roy's passing. He was a wonderfully gentle, caring man. I always enjoyed your visits to our house, and our visits to yours, especially at Christmas. He was always there to help improve my pool game! Such a fun, happy time! I am thinking about you all at this very difficult time and I am sending my love and memories as you celebrate his life. Love Paula, Danielle, and Chris
To Aunt Shirley and my cousins, Judy, Sharon and Gail: I was saddened to hear of Uncle Roy’s sickness and passing. My memories include his happy smile and quiet demeanour. I remember coming to your place in Windsor and he’d be involved in a card game with a permanent smile on his face. I appreciate the beautiful obituary you have written. It sums up his life beautifully. It’s so good to have such great memories! Thinking of you all at this time of sorrow.
Aunt Shirley, Judy, Gail, Sharon and Matt as well as Taylor,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Roy. It was a delight to have him and Aunt Shirley visit when my parents, Ern and Betty Wheeler were in town. I know that he enjoyed talking over fun memories of his younger years in Windsor.
May you draw comfort from knowing he is with the Lord.
Steve and Carol, Matt and Christelle, Jessica and Kristen
I’m saddened to hear of Uncle Roy’s passing. Some of my favourite childhood memories include Christmas time at the Osmond house. Uncle Roy always let me play his Intellivision video games and even though I was usually the youngest there I was always given a shot at playing pool with the grownups. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Xo
Aunt Shirley, Judy,Sharon and Gail I’m saddened to hear about Uncle Roy’s passing. I have wonderful memories visiting you all in our younger years especially Christmas season. He always had a smile. Cherish your beautiful memories They will give you great comfort in the years to come
Aunt Shirley, Judy, Sharon & Gail, I was so saddened to hear of Uncle Roy’s passing. I remember him as a kind, gentle man and loved to visit you guys when you lived in Windsor and I hung around with Gail. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through your loss. Love you all. ((Hugs)) ❤️
I remember visiting your house in Grand Falls when I would visit Nanny Wheeler. Roy would be sitting in the chair in the living room doing word search. He is the reason I starting doing word search as a hobby to this day. A very quiet and gentle man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.
Daughter of David Wheeler.
Aunt Shirley and Family:
I was so sad to hear about the passing of Uncle Roy. He was such a kind and loving man. I have wonder memories of him and being at you house which was always filled with laughter. Thinking of all of you and sending my condolences and love at this very sad time.
Shirley, Judy, Sharon, Gail and all Osmond and Wheeler families:
Please accept our love and prayers as a token of the feelings that we have for each of you. You are family. Roy has been part of our family's history as we, the next generation, have also been part of each other's lives. Your grief is intense but will remain as a reminder of how much your husband / father / brother is loved. I pray that you will remember him with love and a smile as you think of the time you spent together. His spiritual heritage cannot be forgotten. From his youth, to his final departure, he knew his God. Now we can only trust in God's plan for eternity. We will meet again. with love always, Claudette
To my beloved father. . .You have been a stable force throughout my entire life, teaching me the value of education, honesty and ethics. I will forever remember all the wonderful times we've had playing board games, cards, decorating Christmas trees, and your visits to Florida. It is clear how deeply your family and friends have loved you, as is evidenced in their loving thoughts and condolences. I will forever cherish those precious moments we spent together in the final days of your life. Rest in peace, my beloved. I will love you forever.
You’ve only been gone a few days and I miss you like crazy. You epitomized the “strong silent” type for me. You never did have much to say but when you did, you were worth listening to. And right to the end, you stayed strong – even helping the nurses help you! I miss your sense of humor – sometimes sarcastic, but always funny. And your manners – the nurses said you were their favorite patient because you were always saying “please” and “thank you”. And we know you liked to flirt with the nurses too: “Mr. Osmond, you look so handsome today with your glasses on.” “Well you look good everyday!”
Coming home to your empty lazy-boy chair, knowing you’ll never sit in it again was heartbreaking. I know that death is part of our life cycle but that’s not making it any easier just yet – I’m sure it will at some point, and I know I’ll get there, but I’m not there yet.
I know you know this because we talked often, but I wanted to thank you for being such a great father. I enjoyed our talks, our travels and I especially miss playing pool with you – you never “let” me win, I had to earn it and that’s how you taught me to be a better player. And for the few times I did beat you fair and square, you were the most complimentary loser but so ready to play me again to regain the winner’s title.
Thank you for everything, Dad. We know you loved us, and you know we loved you. I will continue to love you and miss you forever.
I’ll bring the chocolate the next time we meet….
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