Stover, Archie Roy


Born: Jun 15, 1925
Died: Apr 26, 2018

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Stover, Archie “Roy”
Peacefully passed away at University Hospital, London on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Roy was born in Stouffville, 92 years ago, a son of the late Archibald and Ida Stover (nee Mowder). Beloved husband of Ruth Stover (nee Scrimgeour) of London for over 70 years. Loving father of Trudy Gratto (Bob) of London, Tim Stover (Susan Prophet) of Oakville, Perry Stover (Sandra) of Thorndale, and chosen daughter Brenda Pelletier (Ed) of Brampton. His 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren will all miss their gentle, wise “Papa”. Roy will also be lovingly remembered by his devoted sister Barbra Grigat (Wayne Dietrich) of Milverton and sisters-in-law Helen Brenneman, Katherine Kipfer and Grace Tuer, as well as the rest of the Scrimgeour family. He was predeceased by brother Barry Stover (Marilyn) and sisters Ruth Davidson (Mel) and Carol Stover in infancy.
Roy believed success was “the quiet accumulation of small triumphs”. As a First Canadian Paratrooper, swimming instructor, baker, potter, ham radio operator, avid gardener, faithful walker, nature lover, enthusiastic reader, world traveller, keen historian and dedicated volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels and Siloam United Church, Roy had an insatiable curiosity about the world and about people. However, his greatest passion was capturing the genealogical history and life stories of himself and his extended family through extensive writings and building of family trees. Roy made it clear to all that the single most important thing in life was family. This simple sentiment from “The Simple Soldier” himself is Roy’s greatest legacy and will live on forever through his loved ones.
A celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Saturday, June 16th between 1 and 4 pm at Siloam United Church (1240 Fanshawe Park Rd. E., London).
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 565 or a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Cheques accepted at Mark Jutzi Funeral Home (7 Spencer St., Milverton, Ontario, N0K 1M0, 519-595-8203). Online condolence and memorial tribute information at www.markjutzifuneralhomes.ca

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Service Information

Date:

Jun 16, 2018

Time:

1-4 p.m.

Location:

Siloam United Church
1240 Fanshawe Park Road, E.
London, Ontario
N5X 3Z8
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Location:

Greenwood Cemetery
Cobalt Street
Milverton, Ontario
N0K 1M0
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Royal Canadian Legion Branch 565
24 Temperance Street
Milverton, Ontario
N0K 1M0


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Condolence from Nancy stover morley sent on May 16, 2018

Thinking of Roy’s Family at this time. I am Harry Stover’s daughter and granddaughter of Ambrose Stover. I remember our family reunions in Milverton and playing with Trudy. I am thankful for the work Roy did on our family history. My thoughts with you as you celebrate a very special family man. Nancy.

Condolence from Keith and Pat Denstedt sent on May 15, 2018

Pat and I would like to offer our condolences and deepest sympathy in this time of grief to you Ruth, Trudy, Tim and Perry at the loss of Roy. I know that was both a GREAT husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed by each and everyone of you. I also know that you Barb will miss your brother at this time and keep hima always in your heart
I will always remember Roy as my neighbour when I was growing up and a man who never failed to smile and was always kind and friendly to me .
Thanks Roy.
Keith

Condolence from Nancy stover morley sent on May 15, 2018

Thinking of Roy’s Family at this time. I am Harry Stover’s daughter and granddaughter of Ambrose Stover. I remember our family reunions in Milverton and playing with Trudy. I am thankful for the work Roy did on our family history. My thoughts with you as you celebrate a very special family man. Nancy.

Condolence from Jan & Bill Stover sent on May 12, 2018

We send our sincere condolences Uncle Roy’s family. We well remember the wonderful Stover Family Tree that Roy prepared for us several years ago. We still have our copy! We are Jan & Bill Stover of Kitchener/Waterloo, Bill is the son of Bruce (Smokey) and Jenny Stover. Bruce’s father was Ambrose Stover of the Stouffville Bakery. The Ambrose Stover family still meets every August in Stouffville for a Family Picnic. We can be reached at willstover@rogers.com.

Condolence from Richard & Wendy Jennison sent on May 10, 2018

A life well lived and to the the fullest with love of family and service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rich and Wendy.

Condolence from Sandra Norridge sent on May 9, 2018

Sorry to see that Roy, never knew he was Archie died last week. I haven’t been to another opera since the last one we attended together. That was a few years ago! Roy was the neighbour (and of course Ruth) Derek and Bronwyn grew up knowing best. He was a gracious and generous neighbour.

Condolence from Jean Toman sent on May 7, 2018

Ruth and family,
Remembering Roy’s morning walks by our house and his good chats with Earl.
Sincere sympathy,
Jean

Condolence from David and Joan Mohr sent on May 6, 2018

Barb and Wayne, so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Please accept our most sincere condolences.

Condolence from Jim & Linda Dietrich sent on May 6, 2018

Perry, Sandra & Family,
Our deepest sympathy, So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Lee (Honderich) vanBerkel sent on May 5, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you!

Condolence from John and Pat Coderre sent on May 4, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about the death of out favourite veteran and best next door neighbour on Wakefield Cres for many years. Fond memories of Roy wood working in the garage……we still use his little stool most every day; growing tomatoes for me and the ground hogs every summer. Our favourite memory of Roy was him with Ruth, swinging on the beautiful swing he made for them, on many summer evenings.
Our condolences and prayers for Ruth and all the family members. Fond memories of birthday and anniversary parties with the Stover family. Roy was a quiet beautiful person; he will be missed🙏🙏💐💖
John and Pat in Almonte

Condolence from Harman Stover sent on May 3, 2018

So sorry to hear about Uncle Roy are thoughts an prayers are with you all.

Condolence from William Rothernel sent on May 3, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Ruth, the Stovers , Scrimgeours and Roy’s extended family. My Dad worked with Roy for many years in the farm implement business and he spend many hours teaching me how to swim so I could qualify as a lifeguard in Milverton. I haven’t seen Roy is many years but I will miss him.

Condolence from Bob and Betty Jones sent on May 3, 2018

Barb and Wayne: So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from John & Dianne Riddell sent on May 2, 2018

Ruth and Family:
We were saddened to read of Roy’s passing.
I recall helping Roy to get his Amateur Radio certificate VE3EHA in the early 60’s.
He was always such a Gentleman.

John & Dianne Riddell
Waterloo.

Condolence from Suzanne (Mogk) Yemen sent on May 2, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Stovers, Scrimgeours and Barb Grigat and families at this difficult time. My parents always spoke very highly of Roy and Ruth and had many good times together.

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