Roy Elgin Schiiler

    • Roy Elgin Schiiler
    • RCE Badge circa 1937-1952

    We regret to advise of the death of Roy Elgin Schiiler peacefully on 27 September 2011 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Thunder Bay, ON at the age of 89 years.

    Roy was born at Melfort, SK but was raised in Carrot River, SK where he received his education.  At the age of 17, he went to work for The Pas Lumber Company where he operated horse-drawn equipment constructing ice roads for log-hauling.  In 1942 he enlisted in Regina, SK with the 33rd Field Company of the Royal Canadian Engineers and served overseas.  After D-Day, Roy saw action in France, Belgium, and Holland where his unit was frequently tasked with the construction of Bailey Bridges to support the Allied advance.  Upon demobilisation, Roy settled in Fort William (Thunder Bay) where he worked for various local companies as a heavy equipment mechanic.  He eventually joined Great Lake Paper Company where he stayed until his retirement at which time he moved to Penticton, BC.  Roy eventually returned to Thunder Bay for his final retirement. 

    Roy was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and for over 50 years a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Slovak Branch #129 in Thunder Bay.

    Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Roy's life at The Slovak Legion, 801 Atlantic Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. The Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party will conduct a Legion Service of Honour at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's memory to The Kidney Foundation - Northwestern Chapter, 605 Hewiston St., Thunder Bay. {gdJan2017kh}