Roy Joseph Levin, 74, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 19, 2017 in Halifax. Born May 1, 1943 in Oldham, UK to the late Arthur and Mary (Schlumpf) Levin, Roy came to Nova Scotia at age 6 with his mother and sister on board the RMS Aquitania. He attended King’s Collegiate School from 1957-63, where he excelled at basketball, rugby, track & field, cross country, and cadets, later studying engineering at Dalhousie University before serving as a traffic and infrastructure engineer for the City of Halifax for more than 30 years. Roy and Linda (Grasse) were married in the Chapel of Roy’s old boarding school in Windsor on May 5, 1973. Their son Michael (Mick) was born February 22, 1983, and had the honour of presiding over the renewal of his parents’ vows on July 18, 2015. Roy was a loving husband and proud father, as well as a pilot, award winning sailor, photographer, traveller, antique collector, musician, die-hard Rolling Stones fan and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife Linda, son Mick (Sarah), granddog Lucy, extended Grasse family Etta, Peggy (John), Carter (Shelley), Chelsea, Richard (Bev), Brandon, and his sister Joan (Peter).
A cheerful celebration of Roy’s life will be held at the Armdale Yacht Club at 75 Burgee Run in Halifax on Saturday, December 9 from 11am-3pm, where Roy was a member for more than 50 years. His family looks forward to hearing and sharing special memories of Roy with everyone whose lives were touched by his kindness and friendship.
Roy’s cremains will be scattered by family among his favorite places over the coming months. Roy’s family is especially appreciative of the exceptionally caring and thoughtful staff of Melville Lodge who went to great lengths to provide dignity and compassion for him and his loved ones during his final years. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia, or a children’s charity of your choice.