Dr. Roy F. Giroux was called home by God on March 14, 2020, peacefully at his residence in Mississauga. He was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. He will be forever missed by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Madonna (Renaud) and his family. Cherished father to Mary Beth (John St.Louis) and Jennifer (Martin Simon). Proud Papa to Bradley, Alexander, Ryan, Leah, Brett and Jack. Beloved brother of Robert (Mary) Giroux. Pre-deceased by his parents, Sylvia (Phillips) and Roy Giroux Sr., and parents-in-law, Elizabeth (Paré) and Alex E. Renaud. He leaves behind many beloved relatives.
Roy dedicated his life to education, life-long learning and helping others achieve their goals. He studied at the University of Windsor and Wayne State University in Michigan. After many quality career years in Windsor at Assumption College, Riverside and Herman Secondary Schools, he spent several years as Dean and Vice President at St. Clair College. He moved to Mississauga, Ontario where he served many years as Vice President of Staff and Student Development at Humber College. There, he enriched many lives through post-graduate programs in partnership with Central Michigan University, the University of Toronto and McMaster University.
He had high regard for many colleagues throughout his career. He retired from Humber College as Vice President Emeritus. He was an avid sports fan, coached numerous teams and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs baseball organization as a young man. He shared the love of major league sports with his soulmate Madonna. "The world has lost a wonderful man and Heaven has gained a beautiful soul".
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 11:00 am at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, 4060 Central Parkway E., Mississauga with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. *Please Note: A Celebration of Life for Roy is planned for a later date, due to the current pandemic concerns. In lieu of flowers, the family will be setting up an educational fund in his name.