elevated 2ry8C Roy Rawluk passed away surrounded by his loved ones on the morning of July 16, 2020 after his courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Beloved husband to Joan, hero to his children Kimberly, Kevin, and Krista, and partner-in-crime with his brother Bob, Roy was dedicated to his family and leaves behind a proud legacy of over 45 years of public service as a police officer. He will be remembered for his fighting-spirit, unfailing kindness, and endless generosity. But he will also be remembered for his inquisitive nature, sometimes questionable navigation skills, and his relentless pursuit of the perfect dessert. Above all, Roy’s family remembers him as a man who gave his absolute all to his family and friends, to his job, and to anyone who was lucky enough to meet him on one of his many adventures. Roy will be missed more than words can express.
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elevated 2ry8C In recognition of the exceptional care he received, Roy’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sunnybook’s Odette Cancer Centre in his memory: https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute
Growing up , the Rawluk’s were like a second family to me. Roy always exemplified what it meant to be a father. He welcomed me into his home like I was one of his own. I will never forget the memories that were forged in his household. From sleepovers to wrestling matches, Roy put up with all of it.
He was always a great father and a hard worker. I will always remember his work ethic and dedication to the police force. His values and work ethic are truly reflected in his children. A sign of a great father.
I feel very blessed to have been invited into your family with such open arms. I thank Roy for that. I will miss him.
Love you all so very much.
Dear Joan, Kim, and Kevin,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.
We have fond memories of traveling together across Europe looking for the finest leather Italian shoes- making sure to stop along the way for ice cream and dessert.
Salute, amico mio!
Lino, Shirley, Justin, and Krista
My deepest condolences to you all. My family has the fondest memories of Roy and your family. We will always remember him for his generosity and positivity. Sending you lots of love during this time.
Our condolences to you and your family. May Roy rest in eternal peace.
Dear Joan, Kimberly, Kevin and Krista:
We extend to you and your family our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Roy. He will be missed by many, but we were fortunate to know him and have him as a friend.
May our good friend Roy Rest in Peace in the warm embrace of out Lord’s arms.
Rocco & Patrizia
Dear Kevin and family,
We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful father, Roy. He is in our thoughts and prayers.
Please if you need anything send us a message or give us a call.
Sending you all massive amounts of love during this time. God Bless you all!
Jasmine & Michael xxx
Kevin and Krista,
Grief is a wave. Be kind to yourself in the ebbs and flows of it and lean on those who love you. I wish you and your family comfort and peace during this time.
With warm love,
To Kevin, Krista, and the Rawluk family, we are sending our deepest condolences for the loss of an incredible man. This is a hard time, but I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have and all the great laughs you’ve had together over the years.
This obituary was so incredibly moving, and we hope that Roy’s now able to have the perfect dessert anytime he wants!
Sending all our love to you.
Stefan and Laura
“When you pass, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You BEAT cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”
This quote couldn’t be more true when it came to Roy. Always joyful, happy, poking fun and joking. Helped raise beautiful children, one of which I am proud to call my best friend. Condolences to the Rawluk family, Kev, Kim and Joan. Thank you, Rest Easy.
May your memories give you peace and comfort .
We send our deepest condolences to the Rawluk family during this difficult time. He was a wonderful and loving person who will be sorely missed. He raised a beautiful family whom we have had the pleasure of knowing for many years.
“Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.”- Blessed John Henry Newman
Take solace in knowing that he will be reunited with his loved ones and rests in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Roy was a caring and kind man who touched the lives of many. He will be missed dearly. Although Roy is no longer with us, our memories of him will be treasured forever. I hope you find comfort in those memories during this time.
Joan, Kimberly, Kevin and Krista, know that no matter where you are, Roy will always be watching over with a smile.
Our deepest condolences to the Rawluk family.
Kenny and Yana
My sincere condolences to the Rawluk family. I have a fond memory of Roy that I’d like to share. When Roy’s daughter Kim and I were in our early 20’s, we decided on a whim to embark on an adventure to Europe. The Rawluks gave us a lift to the airport and just before we entered security, Roy gave us both a hug and he told me to take care of Kim for him. I knew then that he loved his children very, very much. My heart goes out to the Rawluk family at this difficult time.
Our most sincere condolences to the Rawluk family of the loss of a great man. We were so lucky to be a part of their family as our children grew up together. We were also very blessed to have Roy as Godfather to our oldest son Michael. Roy was a true gentleman, a wonderful person to be around. He had a lot of wonderful stories that he shared with us. Roy Rest in Peace. You are now soaring with the angels. We will be there for Joan, Kevin and Krista, and Kimberly. They are part of our family and families take care of each other. God Bless you.
Dear Joan, Kimberly, Kevin and Krista,
Roy was the consummate gentleman who was there for each of us in our family in one way or the other. Ryan was appreciative that Roy was his “wingman” playing laser tag at one of Kevin’s birthdays. He along with Joan were also gracious to host our wedding that took place over 30 years ago. Sending lots of love and hugs.
Dear Joan, Kevin, Kimberly and Krista,
It’s hard to put into words what Roy meant to us. We have fond memories and laughs growing up and really understood the true meaning of friendship as we grew older and watched my dad, Sergio and Roy cherish and share many memories together.
Roy exemplified the definition of kindness and always brought a smile to our faces whenever he visited. He will be missed by many, but we were so lucky to have known our very own “Commissioner Gordon” alongside our “Batman” (Dad) and “Robin” (Sergio). You put up a courageous fight and we are so proud of you. We know you’ll be watching over us from above, and we’ll make sure we take of things down here.
Rest peacefully, dear Roy.
Josie, Michael and Matteo
Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. For the short time that we knew Roy he left an impression as a kind and generous friend who enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be truly missed. We wish we could have had him in our lives longer.
May he rest in peace.
John and Akrivi
Joan, Kimberly, Kevin and Krista,
Roy was a very kind and caring guy who always made you feel welcome at Family functions. He always greeted you with a smile, big hug or handshake. He touched everyone he met in one way or another.
We remember one time that Roy was having dessert had a big smile on his face and said “I don’t know where to start carrot cake or tarts”.
Forever in our Hearts
Aunt Joan, Kimberly, Kevin, and Krista,
Sending you all of our love as you move through this difficult time.
My earliest memory of walking into your house is so warm as I remember all the love. Roy’s big heart was something he gave easily as he accepted everyone. Melissa and I were talking about when she first met the family, and her first memory of Uncle Roy was a big hug and sincere welcome.
Roy was always thinking of others even when it wasn’t easy. I remember him stopping by when dealing with all his treatments because he had come across some pictures he knew out kids would love. That love of others first is a great example for all of us that I try to follow as a father myself.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
David, Melissa, Erin, and Griffin
My sincere condolences to the family. Roy’s always happy face and cheerful manner is a fixture in my mind when it comes to my childhood and growing up in the neighborhood, and then always being supportive of whatever I was doing as I got older. I’ll always remember him coming up and down the stairs while Kevin and I watched wrestling or played video games. May he rest in peace. With love, David