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July 2, 2004

BARRITT, Roy Allen Barritt was born and raised in the District near Alix, Alberta, the youngest son of the late Albert and Mabel Barritt. As a child Roy attended Ripley School and later as a young man attended Reppert's School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana, attaining an auctioneering certificate. Upon completion he returned home and went into business as an auctioneer in the immediate area. In 1947 he married Netta Ford, of Naco, Alberta, who was a teacher at the Ripley School at that time. They lived on his grandfathers' homestead a half mile from where he was born and raised. He became a cattle buyer and ultimately a full farmer, specializing in beef cattle. Roy was well known for his ability and understanding of animals and was the neighborhood vet at times. He liked to play fastball, participate in family sing songs with his brothers and sisters, and was very active in the community. In his later years he enjoyed bowling, traveling a bit and trying his luck at the casino. He enjoyed watching hockey and was a die hard Oiler fan. Many card games were held at the kitchen table with family or friends and political discussions abounded. He belonged to the Canadian Order of Foresters for a time but mostly liked to just work on the farm. He spent many long days and nights in calving, haying and harvest seasons. In 1976, a new home was built a mile further east of the old home place. In the later years, he was slowed down with polymyalgia rheumatica and a mild form of epilepsy, culminating in poor circulation problems that ultimately led to a leg amputation in 2001 and the second one recently, from which complications developed that led to his passing at the age of 85 years. Roy is survived by and will be sadly missed by his loving and dedicated wife Netta of 57 years; daughter Linda of Red Deer and children Trevor of Calgary and Kristi (Bill) of San Francisco, CA; son Ron (Teresa) and children Logan and Cole of Alix; daughter Jocelyn (Paul) of Innisfail, and children Kelli of Calgary, and Kyle; daughter Shelley (Sheldan) and children Travis, Tyson and Tanner of Alix. He is also survived by sister Grace Walton of Red Deer and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law along with numerous nieces and nephews. Roy was predeceased by his brothers, Ward, Glen and Ned and granddaughter Shylowe Barritt. Expressions of sympathy may be made to: (Marked: Barritt) Funeral services will held from Wilson's Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A Lacombe on Monday, July 5, 2004 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will follow in the Alix Cemetery. Those wishing to not attend the burial are welcome to go to the Alix Community Hall for a time of fellowship and light refreshment at 4:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.T.A.R.S., 1441 Aviation Park N.E. Box 570 Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7 or to the Alberta SPCA would be greatly appreciated. WILSON'S FUNERAL CHAPEL Serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. (403) 782-3366 (403) 843-3388. "A Caring Family, Caring For Families"