Roy Sanders

Dear Richard (and family)

Please accept my profound condolences re: Leroy's demise January 5, 2018.

My wife Genya (who died Dec. 24, 2014) and I -- both of us -- always much valued our friendships with Roy and Sylvia who we first met in Varadero, Cuba, about January 1992 (?). 

I remember that Roy and I defeated a couple of young Italian men playing tennis; and our evening beach stroll looking for unexploded ordnance that rumours told us had washed up nearby (not found fortunately); and the absolutely deafening MIGs doing landing and take-off circuits over the resort area.

Then, back in Canada, we picked them up at Edmonton airport in our Buick station wagon and we drove to Prince Rupert and took the ferry down the Inside Passage to Vancouver and will never forget a big walrus giving us all the eye and the plaintiff songs from an Aboriginal lady on the dock at one of the stops.

Your Dad was very concerned about the dangers of Tritium generated as a by-product at Chalk River and was quite pessimistic about efforts to try to clean it up before it had extensive ill-effects on Canadians.  He must have been horrified by Fukushima.

We shared ideas, re: supporting the Cuban revolution, nuclear disarmament, the terrible legacy of the US in Vietnam, and for peaceful co-existence with all the socialist nations especially Russia, Vietnam, Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba and now the DPRK (North Korea) which the Yankees have deeply antagonized over many, many years....

Peace for 2018 and beyond,

Vern Johnson