Jean Guy (John) Roy

Peacefully on September 15,2022 Jean Guy (John) Roy at the age of 74 years, passed away in Carman Manitoba.

John will be deeply missed by his soulmate and best friend Virginia, his children Melody (Matt), Josie (Brian), Jason, Lindsay (Bryan) and Melissa, numerous grandchildren, extended family and friends.

He was pre-deceased by his father, Leandre Roy, mother, Myrella Perron, step father, Leo Legandre, daughters Jeanna and Tami and granddaughter Bailee. 

John was born January 15, 1948 in Geraldton Ontario. He worked in bush camps, mining, and driving the back roads of northern Ontario hauling logs. In 2000 he purchased his own Freightliner, which was his life dream, and took to the open road. 

In 2001 John and Virginia and their girls moved to Manitoba to start a new life and where he worked for GDT Transport in Notre Dame and then Cooks Transfer in Carman.

In 2019, after proudly reaching 50 “accident free years” and more than a million miles, he hung up his “truckin” hat. 

John was an avid fisherman and loved to be out on the water soaking up the rays and always wanted to be the first one to land a catch and would never let you forget it when he did.  Of all the places he chose to “wet his line” his heart always remained on Kenogamisis Lake in Geraldton.

John was a man who never minced words…told it like it was…and gave off a tough exterior that hid the kind and gentle side that he only shared with a chosen few. His “Joie de vivre”, infectious smile and quirky nature will be greatly missed and never forgotten. 

A private family service will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Kats Kritters of Homewood MB.

“Do not mourn for me…I have only travelled on to the next world and when it is your time, I will be waiting along the banks of the water and we will sit together, laugh and maybe catch a fish or two.” 

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Doyles Funeral Home
Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE, Carman, MB
Phone:  204.745.2045 | Fax: 204.745.2499