Saturday, January 26, 2019

Hello everyone who is visiting Roy’s Blog.

As promised, we are letting you know how things are proceeding.

Sadly, we are now certain that Roy has been lost at sea.

In St. Lucia and in Beaumaris there will be a ‘Celebration of Roy’s Life’.

In St. Lucia this is to take place on Friday, February 15th at 7.00pm onwards at the Boardwalk Bar, Rodney Bay Marina.  This will be the 3 month anniversary of Roy’s disappearance.

In Beaumaris, UK, this is to take place on Saturday, April 6th, from 12.30pm - 5.00pm at Beaumaris Leisure Centre ( Canolfan Beaumaris) Rating Row, Beaumaris, LL58 8AL North Wales. This is the day before what would have been Roy’s 72nd birthday. It will be an informal service followed by a Buffet.

On both occasions we hope everyone will find comfort in sharing their memories of Roy, and remembering all the fun, the yarns and happy times we spent with him.

We still have no time scale at all for the High Court Hearing in St. Lucia; the legal aspects regarding missing people take a very long period of time to proceed. Until this has taken place we are not able to publish an obituary; but we are working on an article to give to the local newspapers to acknowledge Roy’s life and achievements.

In the UK the British Maritime Foundation keep a Memorial Book for seafarers in  ‘All Hallows by the Tower’ in Central London, for all who have been lost at sea with no known grave. They have a Service of Remembrance every year in October.  We intend to put Roy’s name in the Book, which is also in digital form. The on-line version has a photo with the entry too. We will be putting the photo of Roy with Guiding Light in the on-line book as soon as we have had the High Court Hearing and our loss is legally recognised. Again, we will publish the link and details of this on the Blog and Guiding Light Facebook pages.

Lynne and Janet,  Roy’s sisters.

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