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Rodolphe (Rudy) Roy


Submarine Detector, RCNVR


Born: 08 Feb 1924


Died: 14 Apr 2020, Cornwall, Ontario


ROY, Rodolphe (Rudy) - of Cornwall passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre on Tuesday April 14, 2020, at the age of 96 years. During World War II, he served mostly as a member of the Submarine Detector Team on HMCS ST LAURENT, escorting convoys of ships across the North Atlantic. His ship was also charged with destroying shore defenses before D-Day and then patrolled the western entrance to The Channel to prevent enemy ships from attacking the landing forces. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 297 for over 70 years and a member of several local service clubs and associations. His many years of outstanding service to the community were recognized when he was named 1998 Citizen of the Year by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. He has been reunited with his beloved wife, the late Emilie Roy (Née Paulin). He is survived by his brother Gerald “Gerry” Roy (Aline), and his sister Lillian Duffy (the late Lance). Predeceased by his parents Joseph and Asterie Roy (Née Guertin) and by brothers Lucien “Red” Roy, Leo Roy and Laurent “Larry” Roy, and sisters, Beatrice Rousselle, Anna Marion, Blanche Forget-Lavictoire, Doree Martel, Lorette Fournier. He will be missed by his godchildren, Celeste Bailey (Née Paulin), Marcel Forget and Dena Robertson (Née McCaig) as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, and great-grandnephews. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lahaie and Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh St West Cornwall (613-932-8482). A private family funeral will be held. A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to St Joseph’s Villa, Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation, or the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family.


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