Roy Perkins at the Elder Care Retirement Home, Bloomfield, on Thursday, June 28, 2018, age 88 years. Roy, born June 05, 1930, grew up in Birmingham, England, the second son to Herbert Arthur Perkins and Gladys (Piat). Roy endured being evacuated to Wales at the outbreak of WWII as a young boy and left school at age 14 to pursue a career in the hotel and hospitality industry. He later apprenticed in Switzerland and worked as a waiter in the world class Grand Hotel in Birmingham. After making the decision to emigrate in pursuit of better opportunities, he met Doreen at a local dance and after a brief courtship they were married. Roy made the journey to Canada alone in 1953, and was joined by Doreen in time for Christmas after a six month separation. Together they built a life in Canada with Roy working various jobs until settling into a career as a bus and street car operator with the TTC. They raised four children and helped raise ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and were able to enjoy a comfortable retirement in Brighton Ontario while traveling the world often. Roy and Doreen had recently moved to Picton in 2016. After 65 years of happy marriage and a life well lived, Roy will be dearly missed by all. Roy asks that he be remembered by his family for “what they got from one so humble.” Roy Perkins of Picton and formerly of Brighton, loving husband of Doreen (Wilkinson). Dear father of John Perkins (Denise Boos) of Bloomfield, Richard Perkins (Cathy Ireland) of Brighton, Lesley Brennan of Whitby, and Susan MacKenzie (Garth) of Victoria, B.C. Brother of Ivan Perkins of Solihull, England. Predeceased by his brother Bill Perkins and his sister Olive Howard. Sadly missed by his ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Roy’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 15 from 2 to 4pm at Waring House, Amelia’s Garden. Cremation. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff, nurses and doctors of the Belleville General Hospital, the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, and the Elder Care Retirement Home, for their excellent and compassionate care. A special thank-you to B.J. Murdoch-Brien, Roy’s nurse of the past two years, for her exceptional care, compassion and devotion. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Belleville General Hospital Foundation or the Charity of your choice, would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements in care of the Brighton Funeral Home.