COCHRANE, Roy (Leroy) Walton - April 17, 1923 - October 2, 2013 Devoted and loving husband of 64 years to Philomena Marion Cochrane (nee Melanson), proud father to Dave (Martha), Les (Tracy), Barb Harper (Bruce), Patti Highberg (Terry), Kathy Barton (Greg) and Liz Costa (Joe), grandfather to Cyndi Brake, Jen Rogers, Wendy Masse, Roy Cochrane, Michael Bigeau and Elizabeth Wade and great-grandfather to many. As the youngest son to the late Martha and William Cochrane and brother to the late Leslie, Roy began an extraordinarily full and varied life in Springhill, N.S. A proud WWII veteran (motorcycle dispatch rider), coal miner, Canadian Armed Forces Signal Corp lineman instructor and Correctional Service of Canada escort driver, Roy loved to share stories of his life adventures and treasured memories, from hopping railcars in his youth to wintering with his wife in Panama City and fishing with the boys at Red Pine Lake. Roy was a colourful, gentle man who will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him. A service in the Chapel at JAMES REID FUNERAL HOME, 1900 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston, will be held on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 11:00 am, with a reception to follow, during which friends will be received. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated by the family.
From Terry Murphy, VP Sigs Club:
Roy was a founding member
A good Soldier, Lineman and Friend.