Roy Powell

Roy Powell
August 6, 1929 - October 17, 2019
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Funeral Service:
2:00pm - Saturday, October 26, 2019
Knox United Church
31 Hoover Street, Langian, SK

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Interment:
Private Family Interment


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Roy was born on August 6, 1929 to Arthur and Elizabeth Powell in the Brithdir District. He attended school at Pilot Grove and Duffville, completing Grade 8. After finishing school, he worked for farmers and the P.F.R.A Pasture. Farming was Roy’s main passion and he purchased his first quarter of land in 1945. Roy and his brother Edgar took over the family farm when their parents moved to Victoria, BC in 1949. They continued to farm together until they both retired. In 1954, the ‘Powell Brothers’ began raising purebred Hereford cattle. They worked hard building a successful brand, winning many awards, and selling their cattle to various buyers around the world. In the fall of 1967, Roy met a very special lady, Joyce Kyle. They were married on November 2, 1968. Roy and Joyce took pride in their farmyard and won the Master Family Farm Award in 1971. As well as farming, Roy was very devoted to his community, serving on several boards. His work with the R.M. of Wolverine began with his election in 1956. Roy served as a councillor and then as Reeve for a total of 52 years. His interest of the area made him extremely knowledgeable and a local historian. Of the many awards he received for his community service, one of his greatest honours was the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Outstanding Service to Rural Saskatchewan. After Roy’s last harvest in 2004, he and Joyce rented out their land and eventually moved to Lanigan in 2013. Roy was known for his hard work, commitment and dedication to family and farm life.

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Heart & Stroke Foundation
#26 - 1738 Quebec Avenue,
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9
Telephone:1-306-244-2124
Knox United Church
31 Hoover Street,
Lanigan, SK S0K 2J0
Telephone: 1-306-365-3036

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