It is with deep sadness that the family of Capt. Harold James Romkey, 95, of Garden Lots, announces his passing, on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Rosedale Home for Special Care, New Germany.
Born in Eastern Points, he was the son of the late Thomas and Ada (Corkum) Romkey.
Harold went to sea at an early age, first dory fishing and from there moved on scalloping with Adams and Knickle Ltd., where he was Captain of the Sharon Dawn and Mate on several of the scallop draggers. After retiring from the sea in 1980, he worked at National Sea Products for approximately 10 years, retiring in 1990 at the age of 67.
He had a great love and passion for his family, always interested in their daily lives and endeavours. Because of this he has left many treasured memories for them. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and visited him.
He was a member of St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg. He enjoyed gardening and long drives with his wife, Marjorie. He also had a great passion for reading the Bible, listening to Christian music programs and watching the history channel in his later years.
Harold is survived by his daughter, Faye (Wayne), Morash, Blue Rocks; son, Dale (Lorraine) Romkey, First South; sisters, Daisy Hume of Bridgewater; Vivian Gibson, of Hamilton, ON.; and Kathryn Knickle, of Blue Rocks; brother, Fred of Lunenburg; grandchildren, Daniel (Tanya), Jeremy (Ashleigh Graves) Marci, Jame (Lauren Strickland) and great grandchildren, Madelyn, Ava, Emily, Jame and Peyton, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie, brother, Gerald and sister, Jessie.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #. 3, Lunenburg, with visitation Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. from St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Laura Marie Piotrowicz, officiating. Interment to follow in the Upper Blue Rocks Cemetery, Blue Rocks.
Flowers from immediate family only, memorial donations may be made to the Rosedale Home for Special Care, New Germany, St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg, Upper Blue Rocks Cemetery or to a charity of your choice