Royston Townsend

Obituary of Royston Townsend

It is with heartfelt sadness that the family of Royston (Roy) John Townsend of Strathmore, Alberta announces his sudden passing on Monday, April 3rd, 2023, at the age of 85. Roy is survived by his sons Brett, David, and Simon, niece Debi, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rosemary, in 2019, and by his parents and brothers in England. 

A keen and active sportsman, Roy enjoyed playing and watching soccer, playing pool, shooting, and riding his motorcycle throughout North America. His gentle presence and London accent will be missed by many, including his lifelong friends. 

Roy wished to be cremated with a private family service. A celebration of Roy’s life will be held for those who knew him, with details to be confirmed. To send condolences and for updates on the celebration, please visit Roy’s obituary at

If friends so desire, donations in Roy’s name may be made to The Happy Cat Sanctuary in Strathmore. 

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