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FREEMAN, Roy Roy Freeman, cherished husband of 52 years of Linda (Cook) departed this life on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the fine age of 73 after a short yet valiant debate with illness. Roy was born in Killarney, Manitoba on June 10, 1944, a son for Ben (d. 1987) and Gladys Freeman (Turner). Roy was close with his brothers Brian and Jim, and will be sorrowfully missed by both. Roy was part of a unique family in which both of his parents had an identical twin. Father Ben (twin to Russell Freeman) and mother, Gladys (twin to Irene) raised their boys together for a few years on the Freeman homestead near Pelican Lake, in the Killarney/Ninette area. Roy, Brian, and Jim, along with their cousins George and Don, lived together like brothers. Roy married Linda in 1965 and had four children Gail, Tammy, Kevin, and Susan. Roy had a highly successful career with UGG for 32 years. He was Elevator Manager for 30 years between Plumas (1965 1968), Foxwarren (1968 1986), and Portage la Prairie (1986 1995). His deep respect for the farmers, his honesty and integrity, his skills in managing the business and operations of the elevator, and an unmatched work ethic made him a top tier manager in the UGG system. Roy was a great thinker, and was as tough as the nails in his many workshop projects. He loved showing others around his workshop, admiring his tools, his handmade axe handles, and the various chairs and rockers he created. Roy’s respect and kindness toward others, his honesty, and his tremendous sense of humour and zest for life made him many close friends at home and in his and Linda’s travels. Roy and Linda spent 18 winters in Mazatlan, where dad loved the ocean, walks on the beach, Mexican music, and sharing drinks and laughs with so many friends and family. In later years, they shifted their winter stays to Yuma, Arizona. Roy is predeceased by his Dad, Benjamin Freeman, Uncle Russ Aunt Irene Freeman, cousin and close friend Bob Freeman, Father in law Harold Cook, Brother in law Ken Swain, and Sister in law Gordene Cook. Left to celebrate Roy’s life are his wife Linda, Mother Gladys, children Gail (Brent), Tammy (Scott), Kevin, and Susan (Jason), brothers Brian (Linda) and Jim (Lorraine), cousins George (Maureen) and Don (Diane), plus many more cousins and extended family. Roy will also be tremendously missed by his 13 grandchildren Devin, Jessica Ann, Joshua, Caitlin, Jessica Lee, Curtis, Marissa, Aaron, Brookelyn, Taylor, Sophia, Nicholas, Violet, and great grandchildren Ryan, Avery, and Emerson. Roy will be remembered by Linda’s family including mum Shirley Cook, Sister in law Joan Swain, Brother in law David Cook, Sister in law Faye Cook and further extended Cook and Phillips family. Roy will also be dearly missed by the many close friendships he had. Linda and family extend heartfelt thanks to friends and family who visited, called, brought food, hugs, and compassion over the last few weeks. Roy was taken too soon but he made his exit the way he wanted; at home with Linda, his children, his mom, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Centre, 432 Williams Avenue. Everyone who knew and loved Roy are invited to both services. Roy chose his pallbearers as Cliff LaFreniere, Ron Hebner, Tom Huddlestone, Ed Ostopowich, Monte Moore, and Otto Mutcher. 204 857 402113224711Dear Linda and Family: So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to have known him. Not too long ago Derek and Roy had a nice conversation while having their coffee at McDonald’s.