Roy Ian Logan

Passed 03/13/2021


Obituary For Roy Ian Logan

Roy Ian Logan, Q.C., of Halifax passed away at home on March 13, 2021, at the age of 79. Born in Halifax, Roy was the son of the late Donald and Marion (Atkinson) Logan. Roy is survived by wife Carolyn (Simmons), Halifax; son Scott, Toronto; daughter, Dawn (Roy), Dawson Creek, sister, Lynda (David) Taylor, Calgary; nephew, Andrew (Sarah) Taylor, Coquitlam; and niece, Susan (Cam) McKillican, Calgary.

Roy grew up in the Woodside area of Dartmouth. Following graduation from Greenvale School in Dartmouth, he attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1963) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (1966). In 1966, he and Carolyn were married at Woodside Imperoyal United Church, where they first met.

Following law school, Roy completed his articles with Macleod, Dixon, Burns, Love, Leitch, Lomas, Charters & Montgomery in Calgary, Alberta. Upon returning to Nova Scotia in 1969, he practiced with MacKeigan, Cox, Downie & Mitchell.

In 1971, Roy and his family moved to an acerage near Scotch Village, Hants County, where he realized his boyhood dream of owning horses. He learned much about farming, animal husbandry, and heritage breeds from his neighbours and friends, and from tireless research. While living in Hants County, another dream was realized when he began flight training at Greenwood and became a private pilot. He was an active member of the Truro Flying Club for many years.

Roy established a private law practice in Windsor, Nova Scotia, before moving to Halifax in 1979 when he returned to Dalhousie to begin a Masters degree in Business Administration. The following year, the family moved to Sackville, New Brunswick, where he taught at Mount Allison University in the Commerce Department. Oxford, Nova Scotia, became home in 1981 where Roy eventually returned to private practice. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1985. Due to ill health, Roy retired in 2000 following which he and Carolyn moved to Halifax.

Roy was a member of Fidelity Lodge No. 119 for forty-six years, was appointed Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1973, and held the position of Grand Superintendant of Works, Grand Lodge of Nova Scotia, from 1977 to 1978. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and Philae Temple Shrine.

Cremation has taken place, and, by request, no service will be held. Donations in Roy's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada, or a charity of your choice.

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  • 05/24/2021

    Sorry to hear about Roy. May he rest in peace. Russell

  • 04/22/2021

    Carolyn, Dawn & Scott, Carolyn, Dawn & Scott, I am so sorry for the loss of dear Roy . I met him in 1963 when I was training at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow with Carolyn. Roy was a special person and always so kind when I would visit in Halifax. A very special man that will be sadly missed. My sincere condolences to each of you, Sandie MacKenzie.

  • 04/21/2021

    Carolyn, Scott, Dawn and families. I have such fond memories of your Dad and how happy he always was to spend time talking young people. Many times I would ask him for his advice, he was always kind with his words and always gave great advice. May your memories help you in the coming days, weeks, months and years. I appreciate all that advice he gave me over the years. May you find peace. With love to you all. Tracy Crowley Black

  • 04/21/2021

    Dear CARolyn Dawn and families. was grateful for MR Logans professional help and your families friendship when in OXFORD. God Bless. Amy MacDonald and son Angus ( Gus) MacDonald What a great zest for life and love and pride he had for his family!

  • 04/20/2021

    Sending our sincere condolences and remembering lots of laughter shared in your Oxford home. Always appreciated Roy's witty and candid remarks. Also inspired by his unabashed love and respect for Carolyn, Scott and Dawn. One comment I will never forget "There is nothing cuter than a blonde driving a big black truck." I'm sure there was a story...there always was. Peace to you all at this time of grief.

  • 04/20/2021

    Was in same commerce class with Roy. Remember him as quiet, studious with a quick smile. Roy was a better student than me and I'd occasionally lean on him for advice. Lost track over the years but glad to read here that he achieved many personal goals. Sincere sympathies.

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