A tribute to our beloved brother Roy William Duff-Richardson.
Roy was a devoted family man and a fun-loving son, brother and uncle. Married to Bev his cherished wife of 39 years and father to Philippa 34 and Lauren 30.
The family immigrated to Brisbane Australia in 1987 where he was a hard-working, successful and well respected Electrical Engineer and businessman.
He was very involved and supportive in the church and gave of himself unconditionally.
In the last months of 2011 Roy became unwell, and early in January 2012 he was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. He went through months of chemo and radiation and put up a very courageous fight and had so much faith and trust in our Lord. He did very well and in April 2012 he proudly walked daughter Lauren down the aisle. Sadly his health deteriorated rapidly in January 2013 and he silently slipped away in the early hours of Friday 1 February 2013.
The Celebration of Roy’s Life took place at the Kenmore Baptist Church in Kenmore Brisbane on Friday 8 February 2013 – a most joyous occasion! Beautiful poems and songs were written and sung for him by his church family. His work colleagues spoke of their respect and fondness for him, and friends and family related many memories and comical incidences and how loved Roy was. He was always smiling always shining. Philippa and Lauren were so strong relating all sorts of interesting and amusing family memories about their precious Dad.
He leaves his wife Bev, daughters Philippa and Lauren, plus his frail parents both well into their 90’s, and his 2 sisters, Cheryl and Noela.
Roy has gone to a better place, he is now at peace. He will be sadly missed and will always be forever in our hearts.
From Roy’s sisters, Cheryl and Noela.