October 21, 1935 ~ June 21, 2021

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Roy James Ottawa on Monday, June 21, 2021 at the age of 85 years, he was born on October 21, 1935 in Smoky Lake, Alberta.

Roy was taken to the hospital on June 9th as his health was failing, the doctors and nurses worked miracles and he became much better very quickly. There was hope he would return to the lodge, however he took a sudden turn for the worse. He became very tired and shortly thereafter he passed. It is a sad and heartbreaking time when you lose such a special person who touched so many lives in one way or another.

Roy is survived by his sister, Grace of Smoky Lake as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Roy was predeceased by his wife, Jeanie who he dearly loved and cherished, they were always together; his loving parents, John and Mary (nee Skoreyko) Ottawa; and sister, Glady’s Gontowiuk.

Roy was blessed to have his church family who are going to miss him dearly. He was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. He attended church faithfully until his failing health prevented him from going.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the George McDougall – Smoky Lake Healthcare Centre. Who cared for him so warmly and tenderly, always making sure he had what he needed.

Memorial Service

As per Roy’s wishes a small service with only his immediate family and church family will be held.