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Roy Philpott

March 17, 1934 - May 23, 2011


Roy Alan Philpott died at peace on May 23, 2011 after a long illness, surrounded by his family. He leaves Patricia, his beloved wife of 53 years, his daughters Susan and Dana, grandchildren Oliver, Nell and Max, and son-in-law Stephen. He also leaves extended family in England including Linda Skinner and Keith and Dawn Burnell and their families, as well as countless friends.
Roy, a printer by trade, grew up in London, England where he met Pat, whose family ties in Canada brought them here. They settled in Calgary where Roy spent most of his working life, and retired in 1994 to Osoyoos, B.C. Roy was a wise and generous man, who endeavoured perfection in all he did. He loved to golf and spend time with friends, and was fortunate to enjoy his retirement doing just that.
Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
If friends so desire, donations in Roy’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC or to a charity of choice.
The family wishes to thank the magnificent staff at Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos for their compassionate care and support.
A wake will be held later for friends and family.
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Arna and Larry Banack
Relation: colleague

Sue, we are saddened for your loss. We have each experienced your pain and are thinking of you. May you soon have happier times. Best regards.

From: jim & merle taylor
Relation: business

Only man I knew who could play the spoons Very fond memories

From: Olive Schwab, Calgary
Relation: friend

I was shocked and saddened to read Roy’s obituary in the Herald. I am thinking of you with deep sympathy and love.
Olive Schwab

From: Robert Brown
Relation: friend

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Roy. He had a very eventful life in Canada and was surrounded by friends and an industry who had the greatest respect for him.
Our thoughts are with Pat and his children.

From: Laura Tynan Burn
Relation: Business

I was sad to hear of Roy’s passing. Please know that I am thinking about you and your family with sympathy.

From: Doreen Williams
Relation: Old old Calgary friends

Dear Pat & Girls

I was sorry to read about Roy’s passing, although I knew through Susan connecting with Todd that Roy had been sick.

Roy and I always teased that we had to be on the right side of each other so we could hear.

It brings back so many memories of our younger days – with the Craftsmen’s Club and our community parties – we did really have a great fun time.

Don & Doreen Ball,(now living in Victoria), Mona Westhaver and Bob Mackie send their regards to all of you.

I have had your phone number, but not dialed you yet – I will as time goes by and we will have a chat.

Hugs to you all Doreen Williams, Calgary

From: Brian & Barbara Argue
Relation: Through business

Dear Pat: We were very saddened to hear of the news regarding Roy’s passing. We both have fond memories of past relationships in the printing business. We always looked upon the Philpotts as a class act and people of integrity. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

From: Helen Kohanik
Relation: Tri Thermoengravers Ltd.

Patsy, Sue, Dana & Family. My sincerest condolences. I will never forget the Tri Thermo years!! Truly sincere friends. My thoughts and prayers are always with you.

From: Ann Cegielnik & Trithermoengravers Staff
Relation: business

Patsy and family, we were very saddened to hear of Roy’s passing. He will always be fondly remembered by all those in the Calgary printing industry who had the pleasure of working with him. Please accept our sincere condolences and know that our thoughts are with you.

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