Hartwick, Roy

Roy Gordon Hartwick, 83, of Sudbury, Ontario, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 21, 2019, after 11 months of battling prostate cancer and heart failure. He is survived by his wife Gladys of 60 years and his three children Mark (Sonia), Lynn Hartwick Vaillancourt (Marc), Heather Hartwick Zitter (Jason). Proud Poppa to his six grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Bradley, Cody, Jamie Lynn and Jonathan and to his three great-grandchildren Lilyana, Evan and Willow. Roy is predeceased by his parents Ernest and Annie, siblings Willard, Donald, Ivan and Dorian Heins. Surviving siblings include Marcella Kuehl, Rita Kasobuski, Charlie, Garry, Orville and Terry. Born and raised in Killaloe, Ontario, Roy grew up with his 10 siblings on a quaint little farm.  At the age of 16 he started his long-time career with Bell Canada and eventually retired at the age of 79. He was a hard-working, dedicated man and always providing for his family. He loved to spend his summers at camp on Lake Penage and enjoyed snowmobiling in his younger days. He was an active member in his community, spending many winters flooding the rink at Adamsdale playground and fundraising for hockey and ringette. Roy also loved watching many sports and never gave up cheering for the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Sudbury Wolves, he always enjoyed a good old hockey game. Roy was a gentle, kind and honest man. Many would say that he had a heart of gold. He could always be seen driving a Dodge Ram and was notorious for jingling his change around in his pockets. He was a true gentleman and will be deeply missed by many brothers, sister-in-law’s and nieces and nephews. Roy and his family would like to thank all of the nurses, PSW’s  and Doctors on the 4th, 5th and 7th floor of the North tower at Health Sciences North, all the staff at the Heart Failure Clinic and Dr. Bora and staff for all their help and support during this difficult time. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


3 Condolences

  1. Gladys and family so sorry for your loss. Ed and the girls
    sending you are deepest sympathy and prayers.

    Thinking of you , Ed, Sherri, Sue, Sandra.

    By: Sherriteale@hotmail.com
    August 28, 2019
  2. To Gladys and the Hartwick family, please accept our sincere condolences. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Jim and Gail Ross

    By: Jim and Gail Ross
    August 26, 2019
  3. So very sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you all.

    By: Cathe & Garry Merkley
    August 24, 2019

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