INDUSTRY MOURNS THE PASSING OF JAMES DOUGLAS ROSBOROUGH

James Douglas Rosborough

May 5, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of James Douglas Rosborough “Doug”, age 91, on April 23, 2020 in Northwood – Halifax due to complications of COVID-19. Doug retired after 30 years as an MT&T Pioneer and who also built a full career establishing his business Rosborough Boats. Doug became a renowned yacht designer and constructor of wooden vessels that were built in Nova Scotia and sailed the globe. Born in Halifax in 1928, he was the only child of the late Ivan Halse and Grace Darling (Bowser) Rosborough. Doug is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Marie; his children, Kathleen (Doug), Bob (Shelley), Lynda, Kevin (Maxine), John (Erin); stepchildren, Linda Purdy (Rick), Michael Potts, Wanda MacDonald (Robert); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Doug had a large life story, and lived it to the fullest. His creations, his writings, and his colourful character will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. Cremation and arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 71 McQuade Lake Cres. A celebration of Doug’s life will take place once it is safe to gather (due to COVID-19 restrictions at this time). The family would like to thank the nurses and care staff at Northwood-Halifax 6 Centre, and in particular we acknowledge the courage and self-sacrifice shown every day by all frontline health and care workers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Northwood Foundation.

To place online condolences please visit: www.tjtracey.com

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