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Halifax's Roy The Flower Guy

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by cboutilier, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. cboutilier

    cboutilier

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    Location:
    Halifax, NS
    Anyone that's ever been to a bar show in the HRM since the late 70s would know Roy's familiar face. He'd come strolling through every bar a few times a night selling roses. A singer too, he'd stop by many of the karaoke or open mic nights for a tune or two. Roy was a landmark of the HRM bar scene for over two generations.

    Roy passed last week after a breif battle with liver cancer. We held a big benefit show for him at the Parkside Pub upon news of his cancer, and he found out during surgery it was inoperable. He died 3 days after the benefit show.

    Rest easy Roy. Thanks for the supply of roses on every date and pick up attempt.
     
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  2. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Location:
    Southwestern Ontario
    We have a soft spot for Halifax, having visited a few times, and driven through many more times. Never did the bar scene or night life there so we didn't know about Roy, but he sounds like a great personality. Sad to hear that his story ended as it did, and condolences all round.
     
  3. Jimmy The Gent

    Jimmy The Gent Gold Member

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    Location:
    Mississauga, ON
    Halifax is awesome. Why? My wife's from there. Been there numerous times. Fabulous city. Sorry to hear about Roy. RIP.
     

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