Roy Alexander Callfas

July 14, 1970 - March 24, 2024
April 2, 2024 1 Condolence Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with great sadness that the family of Roy Alexander Callfas announces his passing on Sunday, March 24 th , 2024 at the age of 53 in St. Albert, Alberta.

Roy will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family: his wife, Sarah Callfas (Heyligers), his step daughter, Heidi Lundgaard, his mother in law, Christine Heyligers, his brother in law, Nathan (Alexandra) Murphy and his children, Kayden, Zane and Derek, his mother, Doreen (Glen) Snelgrove (formerly Callfas), his sister, Launa Lockwood, his brother in law, Rob Lockwood, his nieces and nephews: Keira Lockwood, Kellen Lockwood and Kacey Lockwood, his cousins: Ron (Mary Ann) Sawatzky of Lloydminster, SK, Don (Terry) Sawatzky of Goodsoil, SK, Grant (Josie) Callfas and Warren (Debbie) Callfas of Lloydminster, SK, his aunt, Hope Sawatsky of Goodsoil, SK, his aunt, Bernadette (Barry) Frey, his cousin, Teresa Frey of Duncan, B.C., his uncle, Ken Frey and extended family and friends.

Roy was predeceased by his father, Lynn Callfas, his grandparents, Roy and Margaret Callfas, Alex Frey and Kay (Katherine) Marko, his uncle Orval Callfas, his aunt Joyce Callfas, his uncle in law, Ralph Sawatzky and his cousin, Kim Sawatsky.

Roy was born in Edmonton, Alberta on July 14 th , 1970 to parents Lynn Callfas and Doreen Snelgrove (formerly Callfas). He grew up and graduated high school in the St. Albert area, played hockey and later played in a band. He and his band played at various venues in the St. Albert and Edmonton area, were in the paper a couple of times and opened for Harlequin at Red’s in West Edmonton mall in 1998. He was an excellent musician and was the lead singer and guitarist. Later on, he worked at various jobs including working for a taxi company and at various mechanic shops, then worked as a mechanic at the farm and received his heavy duty mechanic ticket eventually.

He married the love of his life on June 27 th, 2020 and was very happy. Roy and Sarah build a life together with his step daughter, Heidi and had recently bought a house together in Westlock, Alberta.

Roy was a talker, a prankster, a jokester and the life of the party. He was also a softy who loved life, family and friends and his cat, Marvin. He loved gardening, rollerblading, swimming, World War 2 battle movies, World War 2 history and memorabilia, building and painting model airplanes, astronomy, math, physics, laughing, guitar, singing and rock music. His friends called him Rockin Roy when he was a young adult. He loved chicken wings (hot as hell), he loved pizza, olives, spicy caesars, beer and cooking.

He was very loyal to his family and friends. He was creative, witty and smart. He was a big man with a big heart.

He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

A private family funeral will take place in St. Albert, Alberta and a celebration of life will take place at a later date on the farm for friends and acquaintances (details will be posted on Facebook).

Special thanks to Trinity Funeral Home and all the condolences and kind words from family and friends.

  1. So sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Sincerest condolences to Doreen and Launa from myself and my sons who were playmates with Roy in their much younger days.

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