2990 Church St., South Mountain, ON

Roy Fawcett July 8, 1928 - March 31, 2018


Peacefully with his wife by his side at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday March 31, 2018. Roy Fawcett in his 90th year of Winchester. Beloved husband of Shirley (Raistrick). Loving Dad of Julie Anne (Steve), Robert, Tom (Randi) and John (Val). Cherished Grandpa of Kali (Daryl), Shannon (Corey), Joel (Stephanie), Dylan (Sabrina), Justin (Melissa) and great-grandchildren Riley, Alice, Felix, Benjamin and Dallas. Dear brother of Allison (late Jean) Fawcett and brother-in-law of Marguerite, Alison, and Mary. Predeceased by his siblings Freida (Hugh) Coons, Keith, Gordon, Ralph and sister-in-law Marion Fawcett. Fondly remembered by the Raistrick Family, many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.

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Roy will rest at the Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain (613-989-3836) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday April 5, 2018. A Funeral Service will be held at the South Mountain Agricultural Hall 2967 Lough Road on Friday April 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. Interment Maple Ridge Cemetery. By family request donations in Memory of Roy may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at


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    Wendy Earl says

    So sorry Shirley. He was a good friend to me and I loved him. I will see you Friday. Love Wendy.

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    Al & Elaine Freeland says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

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    Bob & Cheryl Mussell says

    Shirley & family…We are very sorry for your loss, we have many good memories of you folks down home & home it will always be! Our thoughts are with all of you!
    Love & Hugs

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    Thurland says

    Dear Fawcett family. – Lorraine and I are sorry that we are away and unabke to attend the service for Roy. I have many great memories of sitting and talking with him – particularly of things related to George Beverley Shea and the celebrations surrounding his ministry. I pray that God will bless you with his presence during this time.


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    Joe & Marion Morris says

    so sorry to hear of Roys passing ,may you have our deepest sympathy and may the Lord strengthen you Shirley at this time & Families

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    Debbie Richardson says

    Sending our sympathy to Shirley and family
    Jean Baker & Debbie (Baker)Richardson

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    Paul and Cindy Keyes says

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

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    Kathy Smithson says

    Tommy I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. My condolences. I will be thinking of you and Randi during this difficult week when you bury your dad. Xoxo

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    Garth and Eleanor Hampson says

    Dear Shirley – I knew Roy was having some health problems when we attended the dinner at the United church but he was strong and vigorous as usual. He will leave a great void in the community – always organizing major events to the betterment of one and all. I will always remember our sessions at your home when Bev Shea would come through the door and with his booming voice feel right at home with you all. I was so happy to be asked to be with you all for the fundraising concert/dinner that Roy arranged only a few months ago. The huge Bev Shea birthday celebration at the arena in Winchester, I’m sure, was all Roy’s doing and so many throughout the Ottawa Valley are grateful for that. Our condolences to you and the family. Hope to see you at the service on Friday.
    Garth and Eleanor Hampson

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    Mona and Gord Saunders says

    Our sympathy to Shirley and family.

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    Terry Anderson says

    Shirley, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Roy. I will send you thoughts of comfort and kindness in the coming days….

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    Judy Tessier says

    Shirley and family – so sorry to learn of Roy’s passing. We had many good chats with him at Mary’s😢

    Judy and Leo Tessier

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    Ray and Lana Larsen says

    Our sincere sympathy and our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the days ahead.

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    Neil/Sharon Stewart says

    What a memorable life! Reminiscing will be such a treasure. Condolences to all Roy’s family and friends.

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    Jackie Mitchell says

    So sorry for your loss. So many childhood memories, spending time with Shirley and Roy’s family. Love to all of you

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    Janie Grimes says

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Shirley. My deepest sympathy.

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    Ann Brady says

    Our heartfelt condolences to dear Shirley and Family… Roy lived in a way we should all be so blessed to do: bringing music and happiness into people’s lives. God bless. <3

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    Eric Vice says

    I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Roy Fawcett, and I’m not the only one.

    If he hadn’t built that “popemobile” and had concerts on the corner of Main & St. Lawrence Streets every weekend, I would likely never have developed the love of music that I have.

    And if he hadn’t hauled all those pianos and organs to the community center for the home show every year, my family might never have bought one, and I would never have discovered my destiny.

    Roy was a great man. Period. Full stop.

    My personal condolences and sympathy to Shirley (I miss you!) and the whole extended family.

    As a funny side note, I never knew before today — in conversations with my father — that Julie was Roy’s daughter. I was pretty dense when I was a kid. (I owe THAT lady a debt of gratitude as well!)

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    Gordon Dodge says

    I give my sincere sympathy to the Fawcett family on the loss of Roy.

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    Don & Joan Findlay says

    Our sincere sympathy to Shirley & family.

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    Joyce Shirreffs says

    So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

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    Stephen Shirreffs says

    Hi Shirley. Keith Shirreffs’ son Stephen here. I am so sorry to here of your loss. I remember the stories you told me of your life together. I am thinking of you.

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    Myrle & Janice McMillan says

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Roy. Our condolences to you and your family.

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    Steve, Colleen and Marissa Merkley says

    Aunt Shirley and family, we are so sorry to hear of Uncle Roy’s passing. Winchester will miss his witty charm.

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    Margo Carkner says

    So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. My condolences to the Fawcett family -so many fine memories! Still playing my Fawcett piano.

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    Kirk and Cynthia Anderson says

    Shirley so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing, we were out of country at the time of the funeral.
    We offer out condonlesces and prayers during this very difficult time!

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