The Directors of Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society (SAHS) regret to advise the passing of Roy M. Strang, Ph.D. R.P.F. (Ret’d) on Sept 13, 2020.


Roy taught in the Department of Forestry and Plant Sciences at UBC and later at BCIT and was an active member of the local Community having joined “Save our Sunnyside” (SOS) in 1986, a Community initiative to preserve Sunnyside Acres in South Surrey, BC”


Following his retirement, Roy served on the Surrey Environmental Committee and Sunnyside Acres Heritage Society when “SOS” disbanded following the successful referendum in 1988.”

Roy was elected as President in 1995 and served in this position until 2008, having also received Surrey Citizens Award in 2000 and the Queen’s Jubliee Award in 2003.


He will be missed but remembered.

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