Roy married his wife Jean in 1959. They were married for 60 years before he died of COVID-19 in a Care Home in April 2020. Roy and Jean adopted two children in 1968 and 1970 after they discovered they were unable to have children of their own. Due to Jean’s ongoing illness, they were advised against adoption but a Harley Street Consultant told them to go ahead. Roy is much missed by Jean (who survived against the odds) his children Claire and David and his grandchildren, Louis, Malo and Ollie.