Rypma, Roy

Roy Rypma
May 6,1943-June 9,2020
Sadly Roy left us after a valiant struggle with glioblastoma and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
Beloved husband and best friend to his wife of 30 years, Karen Devereux.
Proud father and grand-father to Deanne Graham(Mike), Amber, Owen and Brad Rypma(Amy), Kindra, Madison
He was an endearing friend and brother to siblings, Frank(Jenny), Helen(Bob,2006) Dave(Willy), Ted(Sandy)
Predeceased by parents Thomas and Dina and sister Alice(2020)
His humour and warm smile will be dearly missed by his mother-in-law Rosemary(Walter,1998) and brother-in-law Randy(Carol)
Roy, a textile engineer with a keen analytical mind spent the majority of his career working for Harding Carpets in Brantford and Collingwood.
A social man, Roy was never at a loss for words discussing the state of the world over a cup of coffee with friends.
A natural athlete, he was an avid cyclist, hiker, golfer and skier. It was routine to ski at Blue Mountain in the morning and snowshoe up the escarpment or curl in the afternoon.
He spent many hours outside working in his garden resulting in beautiful flower beds which were admired by many passing by.
Roy and Karen travelled extensively and had many adventures together but were equally content relaxing on their back deck in Collingwood.
Roy suffered from a debilitating illness that took his speech and movement from him and prevented him from enjoying the things he loved. However he bore his illness with grace and never a word of complaint.
Special thanks to Davis Court staff at John Noble Home for their compassionate care.
Cremation has occurred and a celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations can be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada or the John Noble Home, Brantford

4 replies
  1. Michelle Klajnerman
    Michelle Klajnerman says:

    Our hearts go out to you in this very difficult time. We are sending our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies. Roy was a loving husband, supportive father and caring grandfather. He will be greatly missed by everyone. Our thoughts are with you.
    Michael and Michelle Klajnerman

  2. Gordon Graham
    Gordon Graham says:

    Dear Karen, Dee (Mike), Brad(Amy):
    We are thinking of you and your families during this time of sorrow. Our thoughts are with you in the loss of your dear Roy.
    Roy was a very interesting and special person, you will have a lot of fond memories.
    Gord & Nancy Graham

  3. Mark and the McNulty Group team
    Mark and the McNulty Group team says:

    Our thoughts are with you during this time. We are sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace during this difficult time.

  4. Wendy Hitchins
    Wendy Hitchins says:

    Roy was a dear friend and neighbour in Collingwood. We travelled with Roy and Karen and enjoyed many happy hours over drinks and dinners. We shared in his passion for bike riding the trails of Collingwood and golf. He was a very smart and funny man. He bore his debilitating illness stoically. We will miss him. Sending our love to Karen and her family and Deanne and her family.
    Barry and Wendy Hitchins


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