Roland Robinson Inkpen

March 8, 1924 to February 24, 2020


Passed peacefully away at Tiffany Village, St. John’s, NL.   Lovingly remembered by his wife of 73 years, Beulah, and children, Linda, Bob, Karen, Stuart, 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  The family expresses appreciation to the staff at Tiffany Village for their care over the past five years.  Honouring his request, no visitation or service.



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Sincere condolences to Beulah and family. He was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all.

Dear Beulah and family,
We have so many fond memories of Roland at family gatherings and at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club..
His passing does indeed mark the end of an era, but we shall never forget his wisdom and generosity ,nor his profound and enduring values.
Sincere condolences,
Michael,Annette,Victoria,Alice and James Staveley

To Beulah and family
I am sorry to hear about Mr Inkpens passing.So many of my fondest life memories included him- at the Gards home on XMAS eve, at every gathering with Erna and Walter – such a gentleman and interesting man. I was fortunate to have crossed his path over the years. May you all take comfort in knowing how many people treasured him— Brenda Galway and Peter Noel

To Beulah and Family
So very sorry to read of Roland’s passing. He was a perfect Gentleman in every scene of the word. I first met Roland while he worked at Bowring’s and our friendship continued through the years at Wesley where I assumed his duties as Church Treasurer about 17 years ago. I still recall Roland’s calls to me for quite sometime after I took over from him. He always had the familiar question : “How are things going Wayne?” He continued to be concerned and his love for Wesley will never be matched.

I still recall the trips ‘down the bay’ to Brigus for the cook up on the Shalloway – many ‘prrecious memories’

Rest in Peace Roland, you have earned it

Wayne & Jane Hancock

Continue on Beula with many happy memories

Stuart and all the Inkpen Family:
So saddened to hear about Mr. Inkpen’s passing. He was certainly a true gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time.

Linda and family, just saw the notice of the passing of your dad. He was a gracious man who always took an opportunity to speak to me when an ocasion presented itself. He also spoke to me of his start with The Bank of Nova Scotia. A true gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Regards, George and Barbara

To Beulah, Linda, Bob, Karen, Stewart and their families:
Our sincere condolences on cousin Roland’s passing. We had many, warm , welcoming visits with Roland & Beulah and interesting chats about family and our Inkpen ancestry. Roland was a pleasant, caring, loving man and very proud of his family. You all have made great memories together. Those happy times will surely remain in your hearts to give a smile tomorrow.
Our love and blessings to you, Beulah, and your wonderful family. We will miss him , too. Hope to see you soon..
Belle & Calvin Butt and family

Dear Mrs Inkpen, Stuart and family,

I was saddened to hear of Roland’s passing this week. Spending many hours in his company as a teenager on “RASTA”, I know what a good and kind man he was. He will surely be missed by the family, the sailing community and all who knew him. My deepest consolences to the family, and virtual hugs to you all.

Best regards,

Paula ( Goff) English

Dr. Inkpen, Dr. Ladha, and family,

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I did not know Mr. Inkpen but I know what he meant to you. I recall how very fondly you spoke of him always. May your memories comfort you. “A father’s guiding hand always sits on the shoulder of his children.”
Take care,

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Inkpen family on Mr. Inkpen’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

Peter and Karen Noel

Beulah and family. Sorry to hear of Rolands passing. we have very positive memories of some years back when we were members of Wesley Church. We remember Roland as a very kind and caring gentleman. Also fond memories of sailing Long Pond to Brigus and return with meals provided by Beulah. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

To Beulah and Family:

Jean and I express our condolences on Roland’s passing. I appreciated his interest in my writings, and his kind words about them. We still talk about how much we enjoyed his and your company when we visited you at St. Phillips a few years ago: and how much we enjoyed our little chats when on occasion you visited Cochrane St. Church service, and sat behind us. I am grateful that we got to know him, a precious soul whose presence will remain with me. Lloyd and Jean Brown

To Linda and Family.

Sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the whole family. When I assumed the finance role at the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club in the 1980’s succeeding Roland, he was extremely giving of his time and guidance and his introduction into the sailing community was very much appreciated. He will be missed.

Glen & Agatha Forbes

To Linda and Family:
Pauline and I send our sincerest condolences for the your loss in the passing of your father. Though gone, still remaining will be the many cherished memories..

Les and Pauline Tarrant

To Beulah, Linda, Nizar, Stuart, Justin, Michael, Jonathon and the whole Inkpen family:
So sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. My memories of him started in a professional sense when he was the senior financial person at Bowrings. Finding he was a fellow sailing enthusiast resulting in getting to know him personally at RNYC as the head of a sailing family. He was a wonderful man and so generous with his time. He will be sadly missed and will serve as an inspiration to all young sailors both inside his family and outside as well. We extend our most sincere condolences.

Beulah and family: So sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your cherished memories give you comfort at this time. God Bless.

Beulah, Linda and family:
In my relatively short but very enjoyable sailing life, I met Roland. He inspired me from the outset. He was brave, gentle, thoughtful, resourceful and instructive to all who sought his advice and friendship. To me, he was the epitome of a true gentlemen. I will remember him fondly.

As you go through the grieving process which inevitably follows a passing, even one at his wonderful age, I hope that you too can find comfort in your memories of life with Roland. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

My condolences to you all.


To Stuart and family. We are thinking of you. It is such a great loss. We hope your memories will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Stephen and Debbie Ryan

To Beulah and family,
So sorry to hear of Rolands passing. Please be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family at this very difficult time.
God bless you all.

Edna and Bob Moore

Mrs. Inkpen and family
Sorry to hear of Mr. Inkoens passing we remember morning chats at Wesley with you people> He was a man of great wisdom and character, he will be saddly missed by all that knew him.
Some of the saddest moments in life are when the person who has give the “best” memories, becomes a memory. May your memories become treasures that will live on in your hearts forever. May God Bless you all at this difficult time.

Beulah and family,
Sorry to hear of Roland’s passing….. thinking of you,
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Dr. Inkpen, thinking of you at this time. My condolences on the loss of your father. With sympathy, Susan

Linda and family,

Please except our deepest condolences on the lost of your dad. He will never be forgotten and he will never be far from your heart. Remember the good times as they will help you get through the tough ones ahead. Rest In Peace .

Dear Dr Inkpen
Thinking about you at this very sad time.
Keep all those wonderful memories alive and they will truly help in the times ahead.
Take care of yourself
Beverley O’Reilly

Mrs Inkpen and Family
Condolences to you and all your family on the passing of Mr Inkpen, he was such a fine man. Thoughts and prayers with you at this difficult time.

Beulah and Family
We were saddened to hear of Roland’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. He was a great person with a very kind and gentle personality. Bill and I always enjoyed chatting with him. Cherish all of those wonderful memories and may they bring comfort in the days ahead.

To Beulah and family,
My deepest condolences to you on the loss of your Roland. He was always such a fine gentleman and open minded, kind human. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Kim Conran and family.

Sincere condolences on your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

On behalf of the Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club, I wish to express our deepest condolences to the Inkpen family on the passing of Roland, a long time RNYC member. Roland was an adventurous sailor who inspired all who had the good fortune of meeting him. We have all lost a true gentleman and fellow mariner.

Dr. Linda Inkpen, So sorry for the loss of your Father, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time.Keep your memories of happier times tucked in your heart.

Dr. Linda Inkpen. My sincere condolences on the loss of your Father. May all your wonderful memories of him help you through this most difficult time.

We are sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. Lori and I both have great memories of him at the RNYC over the years. A great family man, and a life well-lived. Condolences to all the family.

Our deepest condolences for your loss. May his soul rest in eternal peace

My heart is broken at the passing of this beautiful man. He showed me such compassion at a time when I truly needed it. His moral compass was steadfast and his kindness navigated me through my time at Wesley. Though my life has gone in another direction, he’ll always be my captain. Rest well old friend. Sending my love to your incredible wife and family, now and always.

Roy and I pass along sincere condolences to Mrs. Inkpen, and all the family. A well lived life by a “gentle” man. He will be missed.

Linda & Family
Please accept our deep condoléances in the passing of your Dad. He was a great inspiration to our sailing generation.
Ches & I are thinking of you @ this time.

So sorry to hear of your loss.
To all of you, I hope all of the memories keep your spirits high and your chute flying high.
My deepest condolences to a wonderful man, and, to me, a Royal Newfoundland Yacht Club Icon.
Our thoughts are with you and your families. ❤️????

Condolences to Beulah and Family.Thinking of you at this sad time.My thoughts and prayers are with you. The

Uncle Roland was a great man, I remember in the 70’s travelling to Newfoundland for a holiday and spent 2 weeks with his family.
I know he will be missed

Sincere condolences to Beulah and family. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. Cherish your memories. We thought a lot of him and it was always a pleasure to visit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eva and Howard also send their condolences.
Lima and Raymond

Our sincere condolences to Beulah and family! During our years of ministry at Wesley United Church Roland Inkpen stood out by his strength!Strength of body (every inch a sailor)Strength of character;Strength of mind;The strength of his loyalty to Wesley and the strength of his pride and love for family!I relied on him for sound advise,and counted on him for those wonderful sailing trips around the bay!He was special indeed,and in my memory, always will be!Grace to all of you…..Rev.Art and Ruth Elliott

Beulah and family. So sorry to hear of Roland’s passing. He was always such a gentleman and will be remembered for his generosity and certainly by members of Wesley for his tireless contribution to our church. Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Heather and Tom Griffin

Our families share a long and wonderful kinship. My parents Erna and Walter, placed Roland and Beulah on a pedestal reserved for the most integral of trusted friends, deep, true, and standing the test of time and circumstance. I will always be appreciative of their respect and support of the Groves/ Gard family. My experiences with “Mr Inkpen” ( Aka we lovingly called ”Roly” at Bowring are enriched with his many stories he shared reflecting his pride in the accomplishments and his children and grandchildren. All that is good surely lives on.

Roland clearly earned the respect and love of those who knew him. A good man who led a good life–he will be missed.

Dear Mrs. Inkpen and family,
My heartfelt condolences to you all on the loss of Mr. Inkpen. Bernie Kavanagh

So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.

So sorry to hear of Rolands passing . Please know your in my thoughts and prayers.

Ethel hillier

Dr Linda Inkpen my condolences on the loss of your Dad, hold onto your memories & cherish them forever. May your Dad RIP.