It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired D/C Roy Strother. He passed away as the result of lung cancer on Sunday, May 3rd, 2020. Roy started with Scarborough Fire Department in August 1966 and retired in June of 2000 with the amalgamated city of Toronto Fire Service. Our Sincerest condolences go out to his wife Pauline, their family and friends from the RTFFA.
JUNE 4, 1940 – MAY 3, 2020
Passed away May 3, 2020 at the age of 79. Beloved husband of Pauline, much loved dad to Sandy (Bruce) and Paul (Lesley) & best granddad ever to Curtis, Amanda, Kevin and Connor. Roy is survived by his sister Patricia & brother Michael. Roy was born and raised in Leeds, England where as a teenager, he explored the world with the Merchant Navy. Shortly after returning from sea and ready to settle down, Roy met his wife of 55 years, Pauline. Determined to create and provide the best opportunity for themselves and their new family, Roy and Pauline made the courageous decision and emigrated to Canada in 1966. Within a short time, Roy became a member of the Toronto (Scarborough) Fire Department where he spent the next 34 years protecting life and property and attaining the rank of District Chief. Roy’s greatest strength was his quick wit, sense of humour, story telling and ability to make his friends and family laugh. If Roy wasn’t laughing and joking with his friends and family, he could be found on the golf course or his woodworking shop.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held later when we can gather and remember him properly.
In lieu of flowers, donations to either Stronach Cancer Care Centre or Southlake Heart and Stroke Foundation (PACE) would be appreciated.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Strother family.