Roy William Jewsbury

1942 to 2022

It is with saddened hearts & precious memories that we announce the passing of Roy Jewsbury at Brandon Regional Health Centre on February 17, 2022 at the age of 79 years.

Roy was born in Glenboro, MB, March 27th, 1942, the third son of Endsor and Ethel Jewsbury. He was raised on the family farm south of Glenboro and received his education at Hecla School and Glenboro High School. He loved hunting and fishing and spent many happy hours with his Dad and brothers doing this. In the winter he spent his spare time at the local curling rink and going to bonspiels.

Roy married Joan Mills from Stockton and two children were born from this union, Victoria Joan and Jason Roy. He farmed the home farm for a few years and then moved to Carberry where he managed a large cattle, grain, and potato farm for Charles Mayer. In 1988 he met the love of his life, Bya van Kommer and they married in 1990. They moved to Swan River to operate a family restaurant. This was a wonderful change for him and it was a very successful venture. After ten years they wanted a change so they moved to Dauphin to manage a motel and from there to Super 8 motel where he worked as maintenance supervisor until retirement. Roy and Bya started holidaying in the south in 1994, at first two weeks at a time and later 3 or 4 months. They continued this until 2017 when Bya took sick which forced them to stay home.

Left to mourn his passing is Bya, his wife of 31 years; daughter Victoria (Andrew) Waddell from Comox, B.C., son Jason from Airdrie, AB., step son Darren Parker (Rufa) Calgary, AB., step daughter Debbie (Darcy) Read from Cold Lake, AB., grandchildren – Justin Waddell, Katlyn Waddell from Comox, BC., Dean (Amanda) Parker from Victoria BC., Matthew (Meghan) Phillips and daughter Violet from Cold Lake, AB., and Christopher Phillips from Brandon. Brothers and sisters – Bob and Olivia Jewsbury from Glenboro, Frank and Loretta Jewsbury from Ottawa, Fred and Margaret Jewsbury from Glenboro, Iris and Tom Williams from Regina, Lois Jenkins from Calgary, Maggie and Rick McKnight from Calgary, Jim and Janie Jewsbury from Grandora, Marion van Kommer from Claresholm, Neil and Esther van Kommer from Carberry, Bert Kommer and Debbie from Carberry, Margie and Brent Irwin from Brandon and numerous nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by father Endsor, mother Ethel, father-in-law Bert van Kommer, mother-in-law Corrie van Kommer, brother-in-laws John van Kommer, Ted Jenkins, sister-in laws Hennie van Kommer, Andre Jewsbury, niece Holly van Kommer, nephews Rory Jewsbury, Buddy van Kommer and Evan Wytinck.

As per Roy’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will take place at a later date. If friends so desire, donations in memory of Roy may be made to CancerCare Manitoba.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Roy’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

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12 thoughts on “Roy William Jewsbury

  1. Diane Kovar

    Sorry for your loss. Roy and my dad, Rudy had many adventures together growing up . Hugs

    • Bya Jewsbury

      Thank you for your thoughts.

  2. Sher Blomster

    I’m saddened to hear this. Please know your family is in my prayers.

  3. Bill & Bernice Petras

    So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing, our condolences are extended to Bya and Family
    Remembering our great times in Texas.
    Bill & Bernice

  4. Melanie Meredith

    As I was friends with Roy’s twin sisters, I spent a lot of time at the Jewsbury house since age 8. I remember being afraid of Roy at the beginning as sometimes us girls got yelled at. As I became an adult, I realized what a wonderful person Roy really was. Does any one remember him singing the song “Blood on the Saddle”? We had several good visits before COVID. It was wonderful that he found Bea and it warmed my heart to see
    them together.. RIP Roy. You are missed by many. My sympathy to Bea and all of Roy’s family.

  5. Rod Mclaren

    I’m saddened to hear of Roys passing.
    I have many fond memories from his days at Forest Hills Ranch and thru the years.
    I remember Roy Vicky and Jason coming for Xmas at my parents when the kids where just little.
    Many bonspiels and curling. Later years spending New Years with Roy and Bya laughing and joking.
    Always a friend indeed

  6. Marion v Vankommer

    Roy you were a wonderful brother in law and you will be missed so much.

    • Bya

      Thank you Marion. I sure miss him

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