Eight Bells: John Roy:
John Alexander Roy passed away quietly at home on August 12 after a short battle with cancer. He was 61 (born Oct 22, 1955).
Music was in John’s blood, playing both trombone and piano, but it was on the ocean that John found his calling. He first took to the water in the mid-60s aboard his father’s schooner, the Jeto. Soon after he began his 50-year relationship with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) as a junior sailor, instructor, member and Vice Commodore of Sailing.
Sailing bridged pleasure and business for John, and in 1980 he began working for Ocean Yacht Sales before buying the company in 1990. OYS was a business and a passion that John ran with the honesty …
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