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Thomas Joseph Roy


March 14, 2022

Thomas Joseph Roy

June 16, 1947 - March 8, 2022

Thomas Joseph Roy, 74, of Cass Lake, MN passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am, Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cass Lake, MN. A visitation will held from 5:00-8:00pm, Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cass Lake, MN, and from 9-11:00am before the service on Tuesday. Arrangements are with the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji.

He was born on June 16, 1947, in Ponemah, MN, the son of Morris and Josephine (Northbird) Roy. His family spent some time living on the Iron Range before moving to Cass Lake, MN. He graduated from Cass Lake High School in 1966. He married Susan Beaulieu in August of 1966. They started a family and together had three children. He attended Bemidji Vo-Tech and became certified as an Electrician. He worked as an Electrician for the Leech Lake Band, later he began a career with Leech Lake Gaming as a Surveillance Manager at the Palace Casino. Towards the end of his career, he worked a variety of jobs for the Leech Lake Band before his retirement in 2019. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and going to the Casino. He loved to spend time with his family, especially the grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed attending their many sporting events.

He is survived by his: Wife, Susan Roy of Cass Lake, MN,

Daughters, Shelly (Vincent) Morris of Cass Lake, MN,

Melissa (William) O'Neal of Cass Lake, MN,

Special Grandson, Marcus (Cora) Roy of Cass Lake, MN,

Son, Zachariah McDermott of Bemidji, MN,

Grandchildren, Nena Lovelace, Joel Thomas Roy Jr.,

Dylan Morris, Cedric Morris, and Alexander O'Neal.

9 Great-Granddaughters, and 5 Great-Grandsons,

Sisters: Leona Kmett, Phyllis Johnson, Marcy Sargent,

Sharon Finn, Marilyn Whiteeagle, Karen Roy, and Ruby Roy,

Brothers, Alvin Roy, Mike Roy, and Richard (Aletta) Roy.

Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Joel Roy Sr., brother Donald Roy, nephews Craig Pemberton, Todd Pemberton, Todd Roy, and niece Kathy Roy.

Active Casketbearers will be: William O'Neal, Dakotah Burnelle, Clifford Beaulieu, Kiel Roy, Scott Johnson, Vince Roy, with alternates: Chris Finn and Tim Beaulieu.

Honorary Casketbearers: Thomas' Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren.




Monday, March 14, 2022

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Cass Lake

21 2nd St NE

Cass Lake, MN 56633


Tuesday, March 15, 2022


Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Cass Lake

21 2nd St NE

Cass Lake, MN 56633

There will be two hours of visitation before the service from 9-11:00AM, on Tuesday, March 14, 2022.


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