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Fjordbotten, Roy

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Roy Fjordbotten passed away at the Claresholm General Hospital on Sunday, Oct, 27, 2013.
Roy is survived by his children, Brenda (Ron) McLeod and their children Raine and Bobbie of Nanton; Paul of Okotoks and his children Brent, Robyn and Kyle and their mother Donna; Wayne of Granum and his children Scott and Ryan and their mother Suzanne; and Kevin and Diane and their children Jesse and Krista of Lethbridge. Roy is also survived by his great grandchildren, Logan, Nikayla and Koen.
Roy was predeceased by Joyce, his wife of 55 years, in 2007. Roy was the last surviving sibling of a large family and lived a wonderful 91 years.
Roy was born on April 26, 1922 and raised on the family farm near Granum, which he farmed until his retirement. He married the love of his life, Joyce (Donahue) in 1952, and raised four children on the same family farm.
Roy was very proud to receive the Century Farm Award from the Province of Alberta earlier this year. His second passion, behind farming, was auctioneering and he operated Roy’s Auction Service for many years across southern Alberta, holding farm, household and government auctions.
Roy’s family would like to thank the staff of the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre in Claresholm where Roy resided for the last three years, for their excellent care and friendship to our father. To the doctors, nurses and staff at the Claresholm General Hospital, thank you for your compassionate care in Roy’s final days.
A funeral service was held at the Granum Lutheran Church on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Donna Alm presiding. A private family interment, in the Granum Cemetery, took place prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roy’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Leyden’s Funeral Home, Claresholm. Phone: 403-625-3212.

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