Roy (Rocky) Sheldon


Oct 7, 1928-Nov 12, 2007

Rocky passed away in Kelowna while being cared for

by wife Kathleen, daughter Roxanne and son David.

He was predeceased by parents Harold & Pearl, sister

Joyce & brother Gordon. Rocky obtained his nickname

while playing hockey. He played for the Notre Dame

Hounds, Lethbridge Native Sons, Nanaimo Clippers,

Swift Current Indians, Penticton Vees, Williams Lake

Stampeders, and the Prince George Mohawks. In 1954

he moved his family to Williams Lake and he embarked

on a 39 year career with BC Railway. It took him to

Prince George in 1961 and Fort St. James in 1971 which

he loved and considered his home. During this time his

fi rst 2 grandchildren were born Dylan Paulson and Fife

Halvorson. Some 25 years later he was blessed with 2

more grand kids Ryan & Morgan Richardson, and 3

great granddaughters Olivia, Rylee & Julia Paulson. All

of them became a big part of his life when Rocky had

to leave the Fort due to ill health. Although his physical

body had left the Fort his memories and desire to return

remained strong. The family will be holding a celebration

of Rocky’s life at the Legion in Fort St. James on

December 28th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

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