Roy Joseph Landry, BT, BEd, BBA, MA, MLIS
Roy Joseph Landry of Barton, in Shannex Orchard Court, Kentville on April 4, 2020. Survived by Joyce (Lowe), his devoted wife of 58 years; daughters Catherine (Michael) Derrick of Port Williams and Lesleigh Landry (Gordon Jepson) of Toronto; son Barry Landry of Bedford; "Papa Roy" is also survived by four grandchildren Noah, Alexa, and Nathan Derrick, and Mireille Landry-Jepson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Marie Elise Malley. Born May 24, 1934 in Amherst, Roy worked briefly at Dorchester Penitentiary before moving into teaching, a career that would span more than 30 years. He received his education at University of New Brunswick, St Mary’s University, and University of Western Ontario. Over the years, he taught at Kings County Vocational High School in Kentville, Carleton County Vocational School in Woodstock NB and Digby Regional High School, where he ended his career in 1994 as a teacher-librarian. In addition to his love for teaching, Roy enjoyed music and playing the piano, and had wide-ranging musical tastes, from opera and classical to bluegrass, country and jazz. He loved books and was a lifelong learner, earning a Master of Library & Information Science at the age of 58. He was for many years a faithful member of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in Plympton. He was very proud of his Acadian heritage. In his later years, Roy enjoyed surfing the Internet, gardening and corresponding with far-flung friends through email. He had a sweet tooth, which he indulged by making fudge which he shared with many in his community including the postmistress, library technicians and grocery clerks. The family extends special thanks to Dr Targett, the staff at Orchard Court, Dr. Burch and the palliative care team, and the VON. In accordance with Roy’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation was entrusted to White Family Funeral Home and has already taken place. No flowers please; the family would appreciate donations to Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation (1-888-428-0220), the Alzheimer Society (1-800-616-8816) or the charity of your choice.