Roy M. Fonseca

November 3, 1947November 29, 2012
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With broken hearts, we announce the sudden passing of Roy Fonseca from a massive coronary on November 29, 2012 at his home in Surrey. Roy is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 35 years, Susan (nee Bilton); beloved daughters Charlene (Duane) Knutson and Cindy; beloved son Ryan; granddaughters Cassidy, Mykayla, Mikenna and Malia; parents Eduardo and Maria Fonseca; in-laws Kathleen Vilips and Al and Joan Bilton; and many cherished friends and extended family worldwide. Roy was born in Portugal on November 3, 1947 and grew up in East Vancouver. He graduated from Charles Tupper where he served as Student Council President and later pursued studies at UBC. He dedicated 35 years of service with the Liquor Control Board, but is best known for his joy of life in all things non work-related. Roy's license plate was "FUN CKR". He was known for his positive energy and being a "people person" whose spirit always lit up the room. He loved wine, cooking, sports, music, dancing, progressive politics (NDP), friends and, above all else, family. Roy was interred at a private family service at 11:00 a.m. on December 10th. The family invites friends to join in a Celebration of Roy's Life at Victory Memorial Park, 14831-28 Avenue, Surrey, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated. The service will be streamed live at


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 10, 2012

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December 1, 2015

Still loved & still there, sitting on our shoulders... grinning away. He still knows something we don't.

Marilyn Young

December 1, 2015

Still on our minds constantly....going to take a long time to forget someone like Roy. Be assured we will toast you this holiday season....maybe more than once!

Susan Fonseca

November 30, 2015

It's hard to believe that three years have passed since we lost our beautiful Roy. He's always here in my heart and mind, but I miss his touch and his beautiful smile and joy every day. So many wonderful memories. Until we meet again...all my love forever.

Susan xox

November 29, 2013

Friendship endures in many ways. The truest test is in the strength of memories of those whom we loved dearly.

Still thinking of you My Friend; and still loving you always. V & J


Susan Fonseca

November 29, 2013

It's hard to believe that It's been a year today since Roy's passing. I still feel him near me with his love and see his smile and hear his laughter in my heart and mind every day. He's left a void in so many lives that will never be filled, but I'd like to thank all of my wonderful family and friends for their love and support over the past 365 days on earth without Roy. Whahow, my darling! You are forever in our hearts.

Roxana Anklesaria

April 19, 2013

My deepest sympathies to Susan and the family ... we have lost a caring and loving human being.

My heart goes out to this wonderful person who always placed his sense of duty and responsibility before himself.

May God give him eternal peace!

Dan and Sandy McQuade

April 16, 2013

Dear Susan and family, I just read of Roy's mom passing and saw that Roy had predeceased her. What a shock to know that a man with such a love of life is gone. Please accept our deepest belated condolences for this huge loss.
Also, please accept our condolences for the passing of Roy's mom.

Susan Fonseca

December 23, 2012

On behalf of the Fonseca family I would like to thank all of you for your kind words of condolence and for sharing wonderful personal stories and memories of Roy. If you would like to view the video of the Celebration service and/or the photo DVD of Roy's life, click on I think you'll find yourself smiling or even laughing with Roy again as you view some of his escapades!

December 20, 2012

I did some work around the Fonseca house for the last couple of years and after work Roy and I would sit down and talk about life for hours over a couple of beers. We both found it quite amusing when we discovered that we were born exactly one day apart. "What are the odds?" we asked. I got to know and like Roy a lot during those chats -- I will miss him.
My condolences to Susan, Ryan and the entire family.
Brian Meunier
White Rock, BC

Scott Gerry

December 19, 2012

Over the past year we had gotten to know Roy well at my place of work. He was always a joy to converse with and always brought his smile and a great attitude with him when he came in. We were all truly shocked to hear of his passing, he will be dearly missed. Our condolences go out to his family and friends.