Husband of Diane (Broesky) Koop – Married 52 years. Children: Curtis, Carrie-Lynn, Carmen (wife Samantha). Grandson Tyler (wife Jen) 1st expected great grand son (Roy) this fall. Grandsons – Keenan, Orrin, Payton, Talon and Ronin. Granddaughters – Keiana, Aaliyah. Son of Henry and Sally (Plett) Koop (predeceased). Brothers: Dan (Norma) Koop, Gordon (Lois) Koop, Jerry (Lois) Koop, Abe (Debbie) Koop and Tim (Mable) Koop. Sisters: Dorthy Brown (Issac – predeceased), Rachelle Koop, Priscilla (Mike) Belosevic, Sandra (Gilles) Bernier, Debbie (Einar) Sandland, Susan (Jerry) Dirks and Eunice Emilson. 26 Koop Nieces and Nephews (plus spouses and children).
He was predeceased by a grand niece Tailia Budala. He was predeceased by John and Margaret Broesky (Father and Mother-in-Law) and Roy (survived by Mary) Broesky (Brother-in-Law). Brother-in-law: Alvin (Jewel). Sister’s-in-law : Doris (Reuban) Ens, Linda (Ron) Neufeld, Lois (Jim) Hamilton, and Rose Broesky 15 Broesky Nieces and Nephews (plus spouses and children). He was predeceased by 2 grand nephews (Shawn Galloway and Gavin Parker Ewanchuk)
Roy as a young boy loved the Lord and reading about the adventurous North with its dogs and trappers. This love for the North carried throughout his whole life. The Love and respect for his parents was very evident and he was very proud of what his brothers and sisters accomplished. He had a servants heart. With his love for the Lord and the North, his career choices reflected that. He joined NCEM took language training and became a Pilot to help serve in Northern Communities. He spent 18 years serving the Dené people in translations, transportation, music and prayer.
When his time of full-time ministry was over, he worked as a Journeyman Carpenter and spent his free time gardening, running church ministries and raising his family.
In 2011 he was diagnosed with lymphoma and retired from full-time work. He continued serving the lord with prison ministry as well as gardening for others and teaching his grandkids.
Looking back at Roy’s life we see that he was more of a servant than we ever realized. He gave of his time and abilities to help build decks, side houses, renovate bathrooms and every other construction related project. Many of you reading this will have a piece of your home touched by Roy’s generosity and his serving heart.
He spent the last few years of his life teaching his grandkids about his love of the Lord, love of outdoors and the love of serving others. He was an amazing example of a Man of God.
Roy’s great love of the outdoors in Northern Canada among the spruce and pine trees is where he wished to have his remains scattered. A private ceremony has already taken place.