Roy Stanley Warren

One of thirteen children, Roy Warren, was born on Feb. 23, 1909, and lived in the Boyne Creek area south of Treherne, MB. He married Kathleen Calder in 1930, and they lived in the Treherne, Holland area before moving to a farm just north of Swan Lake in 1935, where Roy worked the land.

Heeding the call of duty, Roy enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1942 and served overseas until 1946. He became a gunner with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in the 6th AA Battery R.C.A., stationed in The Netherlands.

Like many servicemen, our Grandfather never talked much about his time in Europe, at least to us grandkids, so unfortunately, we don’t know much about his war movements or experiences.

After the war, Roy and Kathleen moved to the town of Swan Lake, where Roy worked at the Swan Lake Hotel. In 1956, they moved to Charleswood, Winnipeg, and Roy took a job as a bartender at the St. Regis Hotel. There, he poured many beers until his retirement in 1976.

Grandpa maintained an excellent garden and a keen sense of humour year after year. He also maintained a membership in the Charleswood Legion until his death in 1990 at 81 years of age.

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