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Cherrington-kelly, Roy Devenish

December 3, 1924 - August 1, 2016


Born December 3, 1924 in Devon-port, New Zealand, Roy passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of August 1. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Betty, sons Gregory and Bruce, daughters Diane (Terry) and Janice (Tony), 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren. Roy served in the New Zealand Air Force and while training in Portage La Prairie met his wife Betty. After a year in New Zealand they returned to Canada in 1946 and spend the next 16 years in Winnipeg. After a visit to Vancouver in 1960, the family moved west to Surrey, BC. Roy spent his working years as a French Polisher and furniture restorer until 1989. Retiring to Mission in 1992, Roy devoted more time to his hobbies of reading and making cone birds which he generously distributed throughout the Lower Mainland (perhaps 50, 000). For this he was known as “The Bird Man of Mission”. After a visit by his long lost brother Jack in 2003, Roy began singing at Karaoke events and continued singing until this June.

We will miss you, Roy.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kelly Penner
Relation: friend

I knew Mr. Kelly as a customer from our bank and it was always such a pleasure to wait on him. He was a very sweet man and told me many cute stories about “his birds” that he made. He gave one to me many years ago which I still have. My condolences go out to his family.

From: Jeanne
Relation: Bought birds from him for 7 yrs

R.I.P. BIRDMAN I know the heavens are smiling now that they have such an Angel on there side

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
September 24, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Bakerview Celebration Ctr.
34863 Cemetery Ave.
Mission, BC Canada V2V 6Y6

34863 Cemetery Ave.
Mission, BC Canada V2V 6Y6

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