Obituaries — 10 January 2018
Roy Emmett Purvis

Roy Emmett Purvis

In loving memory of Roy Emmett Purvis, age 74 years, who passed away suddenly on Monday December 25th, 2017 in the Dryden Regional Health Centre.

Roy is survived by his nieces Liann (Jim) Sims of Calgary and Holly (James) Morris of Brandon, nephew Rory (Yvette) Burns of Dryden, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

A Private Family Service will be held at a later date.

If friends desire donations may be made to a charity of your choice through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at 


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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