It is with great sadness and heartache that the family and extended family of Roy Llewellyn Schmode announce his passing on November 13, 2019, at the age of 71 years.
Roy Schmode, affectionately known as “Schmodie”, or “Rolly”, was born in Hondo, AB on June 25,1948. He attended school in Hondo and Smith. In 1965, he moved to Vancouver, BC and became a welder. After his car accident in 1966, his life was forever altered as he was severely handicapped. For the next few years after this, Roy spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals and rehabilitation centers working on recovering from his injuries. In 1982, Roy moved to the Crowsnest Pass and lived there until his passing. Roy was involved with Crowsnest Community Support Society, working and volunteering in programs offered through the Society.
Roy will always be remembered for his good-hearted humour, kindness, cheerful disposition, and infectious smile. Roy’s consideration for others was truly remarkable. Roy added joy to every life he touched. You could be assured that anywhere Roy went, he would have people smiling or laughing and enjoying his company. Roy always said, “My Father would say laughter is the best medicine “.
Roy is survived by his brother, Gerald and sister-in-law, Ellen of Prince George, BC; brother-in-law, Romeo and Connie of Calgary, AB; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and his Crowsnest Community Support Society family.
Roy was predeceased by his father, mother, two brothers, and one sister.
Roy will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by everyone fortunate enough to have known him. He was a man of determination and true grit no matter what life threw his way.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held in March 2020. Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Community Support Society (PO Box 507, Coleman, AB T0K 0M0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.
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