Families in Our Care

Roy Michael Donnelly

April 25, 1938 - April 11, 2019

Posted by:
Debra Erkkila

Posted on:
April 22, 2019

Thank you Mr. Donnelly. Dickie Lake was my second home, my second family since I was six. Dickie Lake forged many many memories & I learned so much as a young girl exploring the woods, the shoreline and listening to all the neighbours chats about fixing this & jimmy rigging that. As I came with my own family I Thank you especially for embracing Autumn & Veronica as they took on the adventures. You inspired them with your love of amazing words your curiosity & love of learning and leaving out your surprises on the driveway - you were forever the teacher. Your kindness & care after our parents passed was so appreciated! Ken & I were always in awe that you were so independent & were the 'lighthouse' keeper so to speak in our Bay at the end of the lake. May you be embraced with the love & care from above. We are sorry to have missed the service, but we know you and your family were surrounded with warmth by friends & family. Love, Deb, Ken Autumn Grace & Veronica Faith

Posted by:
Lesley Erkkila

Posted on:
April 18, 2019

Our deepest condolences to your family and friends for your loss. May your heart hold fond memories of your times spent together.

Posted by:
Lisa and Mike Nemeth

Posted on:
April 15, 2019

Our sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss. Remembering many enjoyables times with Roy at the cottage.

Posted by:
Stella Neilson

Posted on:
April 13, 2019

Roy was a multi-talented man. He taught me a lot about gardening, loaned me gardening books and gave me heritage tomato seeds which were amazing. I learned about composting with red wigglers and how to grow asparagus. So the spirit of Roy lives on in my garden and my gardening. In addition, Roy was an amazing cook. He made Ladies' Quilting Weekends at Paula's very special. We felt like royalty when Roy put on an incredible spread for our dinners. He worked all day long on the dinners with his sous-chef, Fred. Roy tried to be as independent as possible as he faced many medical challenges. He will be missed here at the lake by his many friends.

Posted by:
Paula & Fred Elliott

Posted on:
April 12, 2019

Roy was a great friend. We both retired to Dickie Lake at the same time. We both started curling and getting involved with the community. Paula played bridge weekly with him and Fred and Roy joined others on the lake for a regular Happy Hours. Paula always like the discussions that she had with him. He was a very bright man who had done many things in his lifetime. He challenged me (Paula) in my thinking and I tried to challenge him. It was fun. He often hosted dinner parties for those who lived full time on the lake. He was a fantastic cook. He loved to garden and we were the recipient of his efforts. Tomatoes in December were so delicious. We honoured to have to have called him our friend. Paula & Fred
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