Beloved son of Malinda Lee and Brad Senkiw. Cherished grandson of Philip and Anita Lee, Lou Senkiw and the late Bob and Dianne Senkiw. Baby Roy passed away shortly before his scheduled birth due to a cord accident.
Roy's family is honoured to work with The Winnipeg Foundation to create an endowment fund in Roy's name to help other families who have experienced infant loss. Infant loss is a sad and confusing journey. This type of loss is often kept quiet as it is impossible to explain or understand. Parents and grandparents are not supposed to outlive their children and grandchildren. This fund to help support and comfort families of other angel babies will be Roy's lasting legacy.
Roy descended from a long line of community leaders on both sides of his family. Community service, volunteerism and philanthropy have been priorities of his family, and this is an opportunity for Roy to participate in philanthropy. Sweet baby Roy has already made such a big impact by inspiring his parents, Malinda and Brad to be better people. Roy will continue to do great things in this world by inspiring his family to help others through this difficult journey.
Gifts to the fund will be held until Roy's family determines whether the fund will be endowed at The Winnipeg Foundation to offer permanent community support for local perinatal bereavement programs or flow directly to organizations in our community that provide these services.