Duffy, Roy

Regiment: Edmonton Regiment

Roy Duffy was born on March 21, 1920 to parents John and Gertrude Duffy. Enlisting with the Edmonton Regiment in April 1940, he served overseas in WW II, and was discharged in 1945. He married Virginia Jean Rooney of Bezanson AB on September 30, 1946. The couple lived most of their married life in the Grande Prairie area except for a short time in Westbank BC and Calgary AB. They farmed in the Dimsdale area from 1958 to 1971. Roy also operated the Duffy and Son’s Warehouse in Grande Prairie with his father until his father died, then continued to run the business until 1980. From then on he had a variety of jobs with his sons until he passed away suddenly on February 8, 2006, at age 85. Virginia had died in January of that year. Roy and Virginia had 12 children: Mary Jean, Patricia, Maureen, Gerald, Janice, Susan, Brian, Cameron, Linda, Donald (predeceased), Cathy (predeceased) and infant daughter Sharon (predeceased). Roy was known for his good cooking.

Source: Daily Herald Tribune: April 4, 1940 p. 1 c. 1,2; Oct. 10, 1946 p. 4 c. 2 (marries); SPRA Family and Personal Life Reference Files – Obituary