SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – “On behalf of the Democratic Party (Ed DP), my family and myself, I extend most heartfelt condolences to Kitty, Ashton, Quinton and Gillian, Roy’s mom, the grands and all family members of our long-serving and faithful member and friend, the late Roy Marlin,” Leader of the DP Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams said on Sunday.
“The past weeks were filled with hope of a turnaround in Roy’s condition, but it was not to be. We must therefore console ourselves and his immediate family with the knowledge that while he is gone from us way too soon, he leaves behind a rich legacy and has left an indelible foot print in the political tapestry of St. Maarten.
“Roy has served his country well and never shied away when called to serve. He was in his element when it came to political plotting, of everything from forming government to putting an election list together. He immensely enjoyed counseling party members, young and old alike.
“His wife and children, while deeply loved, had to accept that his second love was politics, however I believe that age and grandchildren made Roy see that there was more to life than politics. He however remained involved and did not shy away from giving his opinion on any matter of interest to St. Maarten.
“I thank his family for their sacrifices to allow Roy to serve his country and the Democratic Party with heart and soul the way he did. We have lost a true trooper, mentor, advisor, and friend, but above all a public servant, who served his community with pride and passion. May his soul Rest In Peace,” DP Leader MP Sarah Wescot-Williams concluded.