GOODRIDGE, Roy - At the age of 85 years, and after a life well lived, passed away in the morning hours of June 23, 2019.
He is survived by his loving wife Denise of almost 65 years of marriage; daughter Jaynie (Jeff), daughter Wendy (Mario); grandchildren Justin (Daniela), Ryan, Spencer, Brandon and great grandson Gabriele.
He also leaves many nieces, nephews, extended family and a multitude of friends.
Roy was born in Barbados. His mom Ivy and father Clyde were busy raising 9 children. Roy loved Barbados and found the love of his life there… Denise. With his cousins leading the way, he followed and moved to Toronto, Canada in 1952. Denise then followed Roy to Toronto in 1954. Even “wedding crasher” Hurricane Hazel couldn’t keep them apart; they were wed on October 16, 1954. And their marriage has been a continuous adventure and a whirlwind of enjoyment ever since.
He was a very kindhearted, generous man who literally gave the shirt off his back to a shopkeeper in Barbados, who liked his shirt.
Roy, thank you for enriching our lives with laughter, dance, good food and storytelling. He will be greatly missed by many… he touched a lot of people with his generosity, kindness and jolly spirit. And his strongest wish was for everyone to be happy.
A memorial Service will take placw at Highland Funeral Home, Scarborough on July 3rd at 3:00 pm followed by a reception.