We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.
The Teeple family is sad to announce the passing of their beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Roy Thomas Teeple. Roy passed away peacefully at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, BC on May 21, 2022 at the age of ninety-one.
Roy was born to Joseph and Lily Teeple on July 18, 1930 in Grandview, MB. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Adeline, his parents, and his sister Iona (Russ) Barnes.
Surviving Roy are his seven children: Donna (Lyle) Wilhelm of Moose Jaw, SK, Bradley (Teresa) of Fernie, BC, Grant of Edson, AB, Sheldon (Jill) of Kelowna, BC, Cory (Dave) Korpa of Fernie, Tracey (Brad) Gatschene of Edmonton, AB, and Kevin (Sherry) of Fernie. Also left to mourn his passing are sixteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
In his late teens Roy worked cutting pulp wood at Marathon, ON in the winter, and with his father on the farm the rest of the year.
He met his wife Adeline in Grandview, MB and they were married in Yorkton, SK on September 7, 1950. They lived for a time in Yorkton, then moved to Killarney, MB where he again farmed with his father. In 1957 the family moved to Langenburg, SK where Roy was employed by IMC sinking the mine shaft for the K1 potash mine at Esterhazy. Roy was employed here for the next 15 years. He also worked on the construction of the Gardiner Dam at Lake Diefenbaker during a period of layoff at the mine.
In 1972 Roy and his family moved to Fernie, BC where he was employed as a heavy-duty mechanic by Kaiser Resources/Westar Mining at Harmer Ridge until the mine closed and Roy retired in 1992.
Roy loved the outdoors. He looked forward to the elk/moose hunting camp in the fall as well as his yearly fishing trips to Deschambeault and Pigeon Lake where mom and him could spend time with almost the whole family; children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mom and dad also enjoyed trips to Hawaii and Alaska.
Dad took extraordinary pride in being independent, and enjoyed looking after his garden, flowers, and barberry bushes until after his 91st birthday.
“The Eagle has landed!”
To Dr. Michal, Dr. Clark and the entire nursing staff at the Elk Valley Hospital, thank you for your care and compassion shown to Dad. To the Fernie Home Support, Care Aides and Rocky Mountain Village staff, thank you. Your care and attention of Dad was greatly appreciated.
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