The passing of Roy Nelson is the loss of a kind and respectful man. He served his country, province, and community with enthusiasm and dedication. He served his family and friends with love, loyalty, and commitment.
Roy and I were elected to the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly in the same year. I was elected as a Progressive Conservative and Mr. Nelson as a liberal. Regardless, he was easy to respect. I always considered him one of the best people I was privileged to serve with in the legislature. Roy and I would occasionally run into each other at a coffee shop or a mall. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. I will miss him.
My condolences go out to his wife Kay and their family. My prayers and thoughts are with them.