|UPDATE 2/29/04 From the Smith Family: The Smith Family
Chuck, Gary, and Aaron would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all of you who have posted their memories of Roy. And for extending your best wishes and prayers to our family at this time. We are still realing in shock and disbelief that Roy is gone from our lives forever but reading the postings has helped tremendously. We welcome your thoughts and memories of Roy, please keep them coming.
A Celebration of Roy's life will be held Friday, March 5 at the Bear Mountain Arena - Juan de Fuca Recreation Center - Old Island Highway, Victoria, BC. -- 1 pm.
Roy Smith, a four-time NASCAR Winston West Series champion, drowned when a commercial fishing trawler sank off northern Vancouver Island.
Smith, 59, of Malahat, British Columbia, was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2002. He was a crew member of the 80-foot Hope Bay, which foundered in heavy seas early Thursday about 60 miles north of Vancouver Island in Queen Charlotte Sound. Two other crew members died, and one was rescued.