Roy, Victor Sr Logger

MINNESOTA, Redby – Funeral services were held for VICTOR ROY, SR, 69, on December 16, 2009, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Red Lake, Minnesota. Interment was to be held at a later date. Victor was born February 18, 1940, at Red Lake. He passed away December 11, 2009, at his home.


Victor attended school in Wahpeton, South Dakota, and in Red Lake. He worked as a block layer, a logger and a saw filer at the Redby Saw Mill until he was disabled by cardiac problems in the mid-80s. He and his wife were the “adoptive” parents of the Eyabay and Battle River drum groups. Victor was known for his kind and gentle ways, and his sometimes snorting sense of humor. He valued his many friends and was loyal to them for life. Vic never let his medical condition detract him from his enjoyment of life and all its goodness; gardening, viewing sunrises and sunsets over “his lake” from his deck, all kinds of music, watching cartoons and nature shows. Despite a stroke which took away his speech, he had a special form of communication with his wife and sons and other family members. He was strengthened by his faith and acknowledged that he was sustained by it. Victor was lovingly cared for by the doctors, nurses and staff at the Red Lake Hospital during five recent hospitalizations. He appreciated their kindnesses and throughtfullness toward him. In the end, he was in the place he loved most in the entire world, home. (Red Lake Nation News, December 23, 2009)

 

 

 

 

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