Born August 2, 1921 in Battleford, SK. Passed away June 11, 2012 in Sidney, BC. Roy is survived by his wife and partner of 31 years, Sylvia Thistle-Miller; his brother, Bill; sons, Stephen (Julie) and Michael (Chris); daughters, Marilyn and Patricia; stepdaughter, Shannon (Jay); nieces and nephews; grandchildren and great-grandchild. Roy was very hard working and played just as hard; his motto was “to play hard you have to work for it.” He founded Triangle Service Station at the Oak Bay Junction in 1950 and in 1956 hauled the Island’s first travel trailer from the U.S. to Victoria and put it on display at his service station. He was very passionate about his business and capitalized on the growing trend towards family adventure camping.
He expanded into mobile homes and parks eventually spanning eight lots throughout BC and Saskatchewan. Roy was deeply committed to the RV lifestyle and established Triangle RV Centre in Sidney as his business hub. Roy was a proud Rotarian, and believed in supporting the RVDA, local business, the community and he served on dealer councils for both Canadian and U.S. RV manufacturers. Roy had been an accomplished pilot and yachtsman and remained true to his passion for RV’ing, exotic cars and his beloved dogs. He loved racing and supported local drivers including Gary Kershaw and currently Ed Hutchinson, sponsoring the race car, Flashpoint Racing and the Firefighters’ Burn Fund.
He believed in living life large, with one foot in the future. His laughter and stories will long be remembered by his many friends, employees and business associates. Roy’s passing was eased by the compassion and care provided by the nurses, aides and support staff of the Sidney Care Home; there are not enough thanks we can express for these people.
In accordance with Roy’s wishes a private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the NANA Foundation Charity for Local Animals at (250)-477-2062. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mccallbros.com.