Roy Andrew Sjostrand, late of Midale, SK, passed away on February 7, 2018 at the age of 90 years.
Roy was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Christina Sjostrand; sisters and brother: Edith (Wally), Elsie (Peter), Maxine (Harold), Lunette and Elwood; niece Paula; daughter-in-law Janice.
Roy is survived by his wife Marlene; son Lance, daughter Marla (Sandy) McCormick and family: Kerstin (Darryl) Mutrie and their family [Skyler, Bosttin, Bryer ], K.C. (Kazia) and Kendall, son Laird (Janice) and family: Codi, Cole and Kassidy; daughter Mardelle (Todd) Neuberger and family: Jens, Tucker and Hudson; brothers and sisters-in-law; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He attended the country schools quitting in grade 10 to take over the family farm. The farm, his dogs and his Swedish heritage were always near and dear to his heart. Dad met the love of his life in Midale and they were married on April 2, 1959. He was always proud to have been able to provide for his family by being a farmer. He was still actively farming when in 2003 it celebrated 100 years.
Dad was always active in his children’s sports activities, managing hockey teams, ball teams, and helping organize Sports Days and Skating Carnivals. He had a soft spot for all children. Many miles were made travelling to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. Dad always had a smile on his face, a cookie or peppermint in his pocket and a story to tell. He loved to stop and visit with his many coffee friends. Dad was a faithful man, not only to his church, but to his family, friends, neighbours and community. He was the last surviving child of Andrew and Christina Sjostrand.
A Service of Remembrance for Roy was held Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Midale, SK with Pastor Cicely McDougall officiating. Honorary Pallbearers were all in attendance. Interment was held at Westphalia Cemetery, Midale, SK. Luncheon was held at the Midale Civic Centre, Midale, SK.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Roy may be made to the Lampman Community Health Centre, Box 100, Lampman, SK, S0C 1N0 or the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Box 172, Midale, SK, S0C 1H0.