Roy Lloyd Mock was born on September 23, 1937 in Medicine Hat, Alberta to Gottlob and Mary (nee Zieffle) Mock. He was the baby of a family of four children, Joyce, John “Howard”, Harold Boyd and Roy Lloyd. He was born in a time that he was brought to town in the cold in a horse and buggy.
Roy and his siblings grew up in a farming and ranching community in the Many Island Lakes area near Irvine, Alberta. They were all raised on the original Mock Homestead near Irvine, Alberta that belonged to their dad. Roy lived and worked on the ranch until the age of 18. After high school when he moved to Medicine Hat where he was employed at Beaver Lumber. He worked in Medicine Hat for 10 to 15 years until he was transferred to the Beaver Lumber inFort McLeod in 1955.
Eventually, Roy and his brother Harold, ventured to the Neutral Hills in the Consort area where they purchased the Sydie Ranch in 1960. This soon become known to many as “the farm”. During his helping establish the ranch north east of Consort, Roy began to court Maryetta Morris.The two began dating which led to Maryetta joining Roy on the ranch later in 1960. On May 17, 1976 Roy and Maryetta got married in Calgary, Alberta.
Roy and Maryetta welcomed their first child in 1977, John Wayne Mock. He was followed by Timothy James in 1978, Tammy Lynn in 1982 and Sasha Mary in 1984. Their family was now complete. Roy and Maryetta raised their children on “the farm” while continuing to build up the home ranch. Roy always had a deep appreciation for family, friends, farm life and the rodeo. Roy’s passion was his ranch. He took great pride in his long horns and angus cattle.
In February of 2018, after a brief illness with his kidneys, Roy became ill. On May 3, 2018, surrounded by the love of his daughters, Roy passed away at the Provost Health Centre at the age of 80 years.
Roy will continue to be deeply loved and dearly missed. His smile, personality and warm heart for everyone who knew him will always be remembered.
Roy is survived by his children, Cory (Nicole) McWhinney of Calgary, Alberta, John Mock of Calgary, Alberta, Tammy Mock (Terry Clark) of Czar, Alberta and Sasha Mock (Aaron Wittkopf) of Consort, Alberta; grandchildren, Liam, Sarah, Zoey, Sophie, Mathew, Arianna, Bella, Olivia, Zara, TC and TJ; daughter in law, Sarah; brother, Howard (Loreen); sisters and brothers in law, Lillian Mock, Johnny (Mary) Morris, Marjorie Morris (Paul), Mylinda (Bob) Klarer and Marcia White (Kelly); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Roy was predeceased by his wife, Maryetta; son, Tim; brother, Harold; and sister, Joyce.