Roy Bagg

Passed 03/15/2021


Obituary For Roy Bagg

We are very sad to announce the passing of Roy Bagg on March 15, 2021 at the Halifax Infirmary. He was the son of thelate George Henry Bagg and Melita Maude (Lefrense) Bagg (Isle aux Morts, NL).
Roy is survived by his wife Rosalie (Janes) Bagg, his daughters, Amanda (Bagg) (Josh Winwood) and grand-daughter Aria Winwood, St. Catharines, ON and Dawn (Bagg) Holderney (Robert Nicholas) of Middle Sackville, NS. He is also survivedby brothers George Baggs (Marie), Oakville, ON, Launce Bagg (Dinah), Kippens, NL, Henry Baggs, Burnt Islands, NL and sister Augusta Foote, St. Catharines, ON. He is survived by his sister-in law Mary Viola (Janes) (Andy), St. Catharines, ON. Roy Janes (Jane), Fort Erie, ON, Sister-in-law Thlema Janes, St. Catharines, and sister-in-law Millie Janes, Mississauga, ON. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren. He was predeceased by sisters Jacqueline Bagg, June Bagg, Ellen Bagg, Beulah Walters and brother-in-law (John), Isle-aux Morts, NL and brother-in-law Nathan Foote (Gussie), St. Catharines, ON as well as sister-in-law Grace Baggs (Keeping), Burnt Islands, NL. Roy was predeceased by brother-in-laws Mark Janes, Richard (Dianne) Janes and Robert Janes. Roy was born in Isle aux Morts, Newfoundland and attended Legallais Memorial School. He worked on the lake boats and then moved to Mississauga, ON and married Rosalie Janes in 1971. He worked for Otis Elevators during construction of the CN Tower. Once laid off, he worked for the Canadian National Railroad and then moved back to St. John's, NL with wife Rosalie, and two daughters (Dawn and Amanda). In 1979 Roy returned to St. Catharines, ON in 1981 to make his living and raise his family. He worked for the City of St. Catharines for many years, starting out as a janitor at City Hall, then a roads worker and retired as a Night Shift foreman for the Roads Dept. Roy adored the culture and scenery of his hometown of Isle aux Morts and once retired moved back home with daughter Dawn in 2013. He moved again due to health issues in 2019 and lived with his daughter Dawn and son-in-law Robert in Nova Scotia for the last two years. He loved music, dancing, fishing and time spent in nature. Whether going for walks in the spring to look for signs of baby birds hatching at Happy Rolph's, taking his daughters fishing down at the Port Dalhousie Pier to picking berries for hours with the flies eating away at him. One time he found an injured seagull and brought it home and nursed it back to health. He loved his birds and he could stare at the ocean for hours and loved when 'there was a good sea on'. Roy was an avid coin collector, stamp collector and loved his new found hobby of diamond painting. He just loved his beads, in just 2 years he finished many diamond projects. Matter of fact, the last painting Roy was working on was of his beloved hockey team The Toronto Maple Leafs. He was thrilled to be able to spend a few years "back home" and enjoyed spending time with all his childhood friends and family. Roy was actively involved in the Isle aux Morts Good Samaritan's Club and rarely missed a Monday night game of bingo at the Lodge. Roy loved a good card game and he loved winning even more. He was also a part of a community comedy group called 'Da Koodens' and loved every minute of it. Roy loved dressing up and performing in live shows, he loved being the center of attention. Roy loved to bake and cook. You could always count on a good meal when visiting Roy, and his door was always open. He baked cakes and cookies and pies for all bake sales and loved to sell things at craft fairs. Roy absolutely adored life, he loved people, he loved animals, he loved his friends and family with the biggest of hearts and he had a smile for everyone he met. He had an energetic sense of humor and was always good for a laugh. He had a big smile and a contagious laugh. Loved by all who knew him. His family meant the world to him, especially his precious grand-daughter Aria whom Grampy loved with all his heart and thought the world of. His wife, Rosalie and his daughters, Amanda and Dawn he cherished and always looked out for them. Sisters, Brothers, Cousins, Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews and Godchildren, so big of a family and he loved them all with the same huge heart. He had life long friends in Roger Skinner and Abbot Harvey and he loved all his buddies. Thank you to all the medical staff at Halifax Infirmary, QEII Hospital, especially the staff in the 3IMCU department. The nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists and all others were truly amazing and your efforts were deeply appreciated. Cremation has taken place under the care of Donald K Walker Funeral Home. There will be a private family service. We will be looking forward to a time (hopefully this summer) to have a celebration of life with friends and family. Roy will be buried in Isle aux Morts at a later date and welcome all condolences for Roy's family here on this page.

Donations can be made to the charity of your choice.


  • 03/23/2021

    My deepest sympathy Dawn and all the families 🙏 I know how broken-hearted you feel. I grew up with Roy in NL and became friends again when he retired and went to NL and with the new technology today,was able to connect with each other on Facebook.we had the same birth date and he always commented on that. He was kind a funny man,I'm gonna miss talking to him .Rip Roy ❤️

  • 03/23/2021

    We enjoyed meeting Roy and his family while they were in St. Catharines and attending St. Columba Church. He was just as described in his obit. Always a happy, jolly person. He will be missed by all who knew him. My husband, George, passed away in Feb. so I know the pain of your loss. Phyllis Scott

  • 03/22/2021

    Roy Bagg, you were "one of a kind." Amanda, Dawn & Aria take comfort in knowing that he will be fondly remembered and missed by numerous people that have been on the receiving end of his humour & kindness over the years. RIP, my brother-in-law & friend.

  • 03/18/2021

    To Mandy, Aria, Josh, Rose, and Dawn & sympathies on the passing of a jovial special man..hope that your heartwarming memories of him will hug you now and always. Lana

  • 03/18/2021

    Dawn, I am so thankful that I had the pleasure of meeting Roy! I was always happy to see him on Friday afternoons! Watching him do his diamond paintings every week which I then took an interest in myself and I now have a favorite past time! I will think of him everytime I pull it out! Thinking of you all!

  • 03/18/2021

    So sorry for your loss Dawn our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad time Evelyn & Ben

  • 03/18/2021

    Sorry for your loss, condolences to the family

  • 03/18/2021

    Our deepest sympathy to Rose Bagg, Amanda,Joshua and Aria Winwood, Dawn and Robert McNichol, and all the many friends and family of Roy Bagg. Roy was the kind of person who embraced you with his love, and kept you coming back for more. We will all remember his " Newfie " jig at Josh and Amanda's wedding; and I will personally remember Roy " fishing " with Aria. All our love to you all. Leigh and Don

  • 03/18/2021

    Dawn,it was a pleasure to have met your dad.He was a great person. He will be missed by everyone. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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