Royston Gollan

Obituary of Royston Gollan

Age 83, of Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully with his family by his side, following complications from surgery, on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in the VG Site, QEII Hospital. Born in Windsor, he was the son of the late Charlie and Dorothy (Rafuse) Gollan.

 

Royston was a well known community business man, owning R.A. Gollan Insurance and working for Co-Operators and Kings Mutual Insurance. He was a former elder of Windsor United Church and an avid curler. His hobbies were many but not limited to photography, fixing and tinkering with motors, antique cars, listening to music and watching TV, especially hockey of which he was a steadfast Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Most of all he enjoyed family time together, especially spending time with his grandsons.

 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Muriel Black; sons, Greg (Darlene) and Steve (Christine vanSnick), all of Falmouth; grandsons, Jeff (Jess Vouligny), Cody and Dylan; sisters, Elsie Swinimer, Wolfville; Lenore (Keith) Woodman, Falmouth; Valerie Gollan (Bob Shannon), Halifax; brother-in-law, Ervin Smeltzer, Upper Vaughan; also extended family, nieces and nephews.

 

Besides his parents, Royston was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Melissa; sisters, Phyllis Church and Rossie Smeltzer; brothers-in-law, Eric Swinimer and Ted Church.

 

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Doctors and Nurses of the ICU at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax.

 

Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will greet visitors from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, September 25. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, in Windsor United Church, 613 King St., Windsor, Rev. David Hann officiating. Private family interment will immediately follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. A reception will be held in the Church Annex. Donations in memory of Royston may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 5826 South St., Halifax, NS B3H 1S6 or a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca