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John A. "Jan" Romyn

Romyn, John A. “Jan”, 94, of Truro, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at MacLeod House in Hilden. Born January 29, 1923 in Rotterdam Holland, he was a son of the late Henk and Marie (Bockelman) Romyn. John was a World War 2 veteran serving 1943-1947 in the Dutch Navy. After the war he went back to school and studied the Hotel and Restaurant business. He then joined the Merchant Navy and became an Assistant Chief Steward 1st Class with the Holland American Line. He emigrated to Montreal and became a Canadian Citizen in 1958. From that time till 1980 he had been employed with different companies in management positions in Quebec, Ontario, Churchill Falls, Labrador and here in Nova Scotia. He was a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 26 Truro. John and his late wife Anna travelled for many years to various countries around the world, enjoying every moment of their travels. He is survived by sister, Riet (Gerrit) Van Boven, Holland; brother-in-law, Bram Wind, Quebec. Predeceased by his first wife the former Ethel (Power) Romyn; his second wife the former Anna (Cuppens) Lamont; sisters, Rina Wind, Cor (Jan) Ebing; brother, Bram. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mattatall ~ Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street Truro. No visitation or funeral service to be held. To be announced, a graveside service and interment will be held at a later date in the Watson Cemetery Truro. Private messages of condolence can be sent to the family by viewing John’s obituary and selecting "Send A Condolence" at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com


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