Alexander "Roy" VANCE

Obituary of Alexander "Roy" VANCE

August 1, 1934 – Winnipeg, Manitoba   

April 17, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta


Alexander Vance, beloved husband of Doris Vance (nee Mohns), of Calgary, AB passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the AgeCare Glenmore, he was 85 years old.


Roy was born August 1, 1934 in Winnipeg, MB. He resided in Winnipeg until he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, attached to the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps; serving 25 years, and multiple cities across Canada. His first posting sent him to Petawawa, ON, where he met Doris, who became his wife of over sixty-four years on September 3, 1955. Roy’s years with the Forces took him to Germany, Calgary, and back to Petawawa. Upon retirement Roy returned to Calgary, where he and his family all lived.


Besides his loving wife Doris, Roy will be remembered lovingly by his children, Heather (Ed), Belinda (Dan), Wayne (Elaine), and James (Kim); grandchildren, Donna (Shawn), Melanie, Trevor (Melanie), Cassandra (Doran), Amanda (Chris), Derek, and Shane; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Leah, Tyler, Logan, Conner, Grayson, Beau, Everett, Emmett, and Harlyn.


A Private Family Service will be held, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Alexander’s obituary at


Thank You to the staff at AgeCare Glenmore for caring for Roy the past four years.


In living memory of Roy Vance, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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