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Roy Gordon Convey, 88, of Mims, Fla., formerly of Versailles, husband of Shirley Mullins Convey, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, at his home. Born April 8, 1927, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Clifford and Maud Convey. He moved to the U.S. in 1970 under the sponsorship of Standard Oil Company. He owned service stations in Sarasota and Titusville, Fla., before going to work for Rockwell International, Kennedy Space Center, on the shuttle program. He was a veteran of the Canadian Army Reserve and Merchant Marines. He was a pastel artist, a photographer, refinished and repaired antique furniture and in his younger days had a private pilot’s license and played minor league hockey. In addition to his wife of 35 years, he is survived by a son, Steven (Jennifer) Convey, Toronto, Ontario; a daughter, Patti (Christian) Convey-Pade, Burlington, Ontario; a stepdaughter, Regina (Billy) Stamper, Paris; a sister, Irene (Ken) Garvie, Hamilton, Ontario; two granddaughters, Alexandra Convey and Katherine Convey, Toronto Ontario; a grandson, Grayson Pade, Burlington, Ontario, a step-granddaughter, Ashley (Chris) Stamper-Peck, Paris; and a step-grandson, Jason Stamper, Paris. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church at Hillsboro, 5454 McCowans Ferry Road, Versailles. Visitation will precede the service at 10. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodford County Woman’s Club Coats and Shoes for Kids Fund. Condolences may be expressed at www.newcomercremation.com.

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