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Tribute - Roy Wenham

Tribute - Roy Wenham

Tribute - Roy Wenham

Captain Roy Wenham was promoted to glory from his home in Bundaberg (Qld) on Monday 15 March 2021. He was 84 years old.

Roy and Doreen did not enter Officer Training College in the traditional way but came to ministry later in life through the Mature Aged Training Course.

In March 1983, Roy was a divisional envoy working in the State Social Office (Qld). Three years later, Roy and Doreen became territorial envoys before being appointed as corps officers at Charters Towers (Qld) in January 1987. In June 1988, they received their rank of auxiliary-captains.

In 1993, Roy was appointed as an assistant officer at Mackay Corps (Qld) followed by Doreen joining him as they became the corps officers there in 1995-96). Also, during this time, Roy and Doreen received their ‘Substantive Rank of Captains’. In 1997, Roy and Doreen accepted an appointment change to become corps officers at Warwick (Qld) where they ministered for nearly five years before retiring in August 2001.

In retirement, Roy loved his gardening, woodworking and going out on his motorbike visiting the nursing homes.

In 2011, Roy and Doreen came out of retirement and ministered for 12 months as leaders of the Elliott Heads Outpost near Bundaberg.

Our love, sympathy and prayers are with Doreen, as well as Keith, Lynda, Malcolm, Neil and Shaun, their families, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as the many friends honouring Roy’s life. May God bring comfort to those who mourn his passing, confident in the knowledge that Roy is now with his Lord and Master.

“Thou art the way, none other dare I follow; Thou art the truth, and thou hast made me free; Thou art the life, the hope of my tomorrow; Thou are the Christ who died for me.
This is my creed, that ‘mid earth’s sin and sorrow, My life may guide men unto thee.  
– Arch R.Wiggins (1893-1976)

The funeral for Captain Roy Wenham was held on Friday 19 March at Bundaberg Citadel, conducted by Major Peter Pearson.

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