Roy Albert Appleford
February 27, 1940-April 26, 2017
It is with great sadness to announce Roy died peacefully, five years after his cancer diagnosis. He is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years Sheila, sisters Sandra/Mel, Pat/Mick of Australia, many nieces and nephews and many very good and close friends.
Roy was born in Watford, England and emigrated to Canada in 1973, a decision he never regretted. He loved to explore the coast in his boat Kaloni. Roy was well known in the boating world, a past president of the BC Marine Trade Association and a member of the board of the BCYBA for many years, he was larger than life and always a bright light in any situation.
I wish to thank Dr. Samborski, Dr Janine Davies of the BCCA and the staff of Peace Arch Palliative unit for their care of Roy during this last part of his journey.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to the BC Cancer foundation or Diabetes Canada.
A service will be held at RVYC by the Eight Bells club at a later date