Gone But Not Forgotten

Roy Portschmouth

Roy Portschmouth

(March 22, 1924 to February 18, 2008)

Born in Wimbledon, England, Roy joined a Youth Training Scheme at the age of 17 and became an Ordinary Seaman aboard the destroyer Brocklesby during WWII, which ran aground during the August ’42 raid at Dieppe. He trained for the Fleet Air Arm in Ontario and the U.K. and flew as a pilot in 822 Squadron in the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and the East. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1948 and acted as Lt. Commander until 1966. Moving back to England, he became an Inspector of life boats in Southern England in 1970 until he returned to Canada in 1985 where he joined the Canadian Coast Guard also as inspector of small vessels. Retiring finally to Blue Rocks in 1991, he founded the South Shore Players in 1993 with fellow thespians Jon Allen, John Letson and Ron Swan. He was the major force behind the South Shore Players using his own funds to set the South Shore Players machine going. Known for his clever talents and delightful monologues, he is sorely missed.

Ivor Harrington

Ivor Harrington

(July 22, 1935 to February 21, 2005)

Ivor retired to Lunenburg after working for the Department of Economic Development, loved to travel, was a strong supporter of the Shad Valley Program helping young entrepreneurs and of the South Shore Players for which he created the Ivor Harrington Young Actor’s Award. He also dabbled in acting himself, always finding himself acting as the ‘bad guy’. His unique personality enamored some and infuriated others and he was loved just the same.

Richard Mundell

Richard Mundell

(September 21, 1929 to August 28, 2005)

Born in Montreal, Richard and his wife, Penny, lived in the heritage home originally built by Captain William Smith circa 1880 in Lunenburg. A gentle man and a retired concert pianist, Richard donated his time in support of many musical and chorale programs in and around Lunenburg, including playing for many of the original South Shore Players’ productions.

Georgia Morris

Georgia Morris

(April 5, 1941 to December 6, 2011)

Born in Montreal, Georgia taught and supported a number of creative endeavors of all kinds in Montreal, Toronto and the Maritimes. Georgia had a love for colours, taught paper-making and sold her own and other creative projects. She and her husband, Tony, owned and hosted a Bed & Breakfast called The Lincoln House Inn where they held a popular ‘Victorian Tea’ for a number of years. Georgia had unlimited energy of which she spent generously on the South Shore Players and other volunteer associations in and around Lunenburg. Georgia acted and served in a variety of roles for the South Shore Players. Their 2011 production of Annie was performed in memory of Georgia who had passed away between the two weekend performances.

Bob Cocks

Bob Cocks

(February 13, 1925 to July 6, 2006)

Born in Victoria, BC, Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy at age 17. He served overseas in the Indian Ocean during WWII and eventually his career spread between Naval Air and General Service Appointments. He eventually became Base Commander at CFB Shearwater. After retirement, he was active in Veterans Against Nuclear War and took part in the Mahone Bay Wooden Boat Festival as well as acting with the South Shore Players.