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Roy William Springett
November 2, 1946 - June 29, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">SPRINGETT…… <br> <br>Roy William Springett ~ It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Roy William Springett, age 69, of Upper Vaughan, Hants County. Roy passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, after a courageous battle with cancer. <br> <br>Roy was born on November 2, 1946, in London, England, and was the son of the late Gordon and Ivy (Andrews) Springett. <br> <br>Roy will sadly be missed by his beloved partner of 11 years, Karon Davis, who was the love of his life and who he always said was worth the wait. He is also survived by his brother, David (Jane) Springett, who stood by his side throughout his illness; and his nephew, Cole. <br> <br>Roy is predeceased by his late son, Roy Gordon Springett of Toronto; and his forever faithful dog, Duke. <br> <br>Roy lived his life of 69 years to the fullest. True fulfillment and happiness is a dream to many, and Roy had travelled an incredible life journey to which gave him that and more. Roy will always be remembered as a compassionate, humorous, hardworking, no nonsense kind of guy. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy for ten years. His path then led him to become a boxing coach, owner of a blues bar, and then spent 37 years with Trans World Distributing. Roy had a soft spot for children and coached little league baseball and hockey. <br> <br>Roy had many passions throughout his life. One of his biggest was horse racing - harness racing in particular. He travelled to many races as a young boy in England with his grandfather where he developed the love of the sport. In his early teens he aspired to one day become a jockey, but then his height and weight prohibited that from happening. Despite that, Roy always remained an avid race fan and in 2009 he purchased his first race horse, a small filly named “Le Petit Chou” or “Cabbage” as she was affectionately known. Cabbage was smaller than the rest, but she had a huge heart and always gave her all. Most owners would have given up on her because of her size, but not Roy. He loved her determination and she gave him the opportunity to do what he loved – to travel with his horses to race. Throughout the following years, Roy became partners in many horses including Kolten’s Rocket, Colby’s Comet, Seeuonthebeach, Mach Wheel, ICKatrina, and his beloved Cavello Frosty who gave him a good laugh as he seemed to always finish second. Each horse has been rubbed with his lucky penny which he said would help them get around safely which was all he ever wanted. The front seat of his trainer’s truck was always saved for him. On the long road trips, Roy shared many stories of his life, provided advice when needed, or an ear to listen. He shared many laughs and memories that will last a lifetime. <br> <br>Knowing Roy was a true privilege. His insight to life, his friendship, and his wonderful sense of humor will be forever missed by all those who were lucky enough to have him in their life. Roy never had a bucket list because he had accomplished all that he set out to do and lived his life to the fullest each day. <br> <br>Karon would like to extend a huge thank you to Roy’s brother, David, for standing by Roy’s side for the last five months; and to the doctors and nurses at Hants Community Hospital in the Palliative Care Unit for the attentive, compassionate care they gave Roy. <br> <br>In keeping with Roy’s wishes, there will be no funeral service or visitation. <br> <br>Donations are encouraged to be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Hants Community Hospital, 89 Payzant Drive, Windsor, Nova Scotia, B0N 2T0. <br> <br>Cremation has taken place under the care of Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home, (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, NS, B0N 2T0. <br> <br>Add your condolences, click on "Contribute". <br> <br> <br></div>