It is with great sadness we announce after a brief and valiant fight with cancer Roy succumbed Tuesday January 27, 2015 with his family by his side. Roy is survived by his loving wife and best friend Karen, his daughter Tamika and son Tyler, siblings Paul, Linda (Trevor), Peter (Carollyn), Maureen, Susan (Jay), JoAnn (Jordan), Ken (Bobbie), Barbara (Al), cousin DeeDee, nieces and nephews, the extended family, Roy, Eileen, Kevin, Ashlee, Andrew, Michael (Jacqueline) and much loved step-granddaughter, Savannah who he was lovingly known as “RoyRoy”.
Roy was born in Victoria and was very involved in sports in his youth which led to a professional baseball career in Canada, the United States and Japan. He then moved to Nanaimo to raise his family where he spent time in the car industry. Roy worked with the City of Victoria prior to his illness and spent his later years in Nanaimo. Roy had many accomplishments in his life and after his family, the love of baseball and 25+ years coaching and mentoring Vancouver Island youth in minor league baseball was very close to his heart.
Roy’s final days were strengthened by the miracle of family rallying around him, the love of friends and his Christian faith. The special relationships and prayers from his Oceanside family and the love and caring of pastor Mike Graves provided much comfort. Special thanks from the family go out to the wonderful team of palliative nurses, hospice and home care workers, Drs Spry, Love, Kenward, Goodall and the Nanaimo Cancer Clinic.
Roy, the pain is over. You are now in peace in heaven.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Nanaimo Hospice or the Roy Moretti Baseball Legacy fund so all kids can afford to play the great game of baseball. Contact email@example.com and Nanaimo Minor Baseball.
A remembrance of Roy’s life will be announced at a later date.