Hans & Iris when Bella Luna was visiting Gotland 2008.

Hans & Iris when Bella Luna was visiting Gotland 2008

Hans Törnskog has been a faithful friend and repeat crew on Bella Luna.  It feels empty now that Hans has passed.

He was a early riser, opposite to me, and when I woke up I would smell fresh brewed coffee and upon entering the salon was always greeted with “Good Morning Captain”.  Together we have sailed to many fine places in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Shetlands, Germany, Polen, Lithuania, Spain, Malta, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

The last 5 years Hans has battled cancer.  In the beginning we all believed that he would beat and overcome, but as time passed we understood how tough his fight was.  However this did not stop Hans.  His positive attitude and determination lead him to continue with all his interests.  In addition to sailing; hunting, fishing, and picking Lingonberries.  He also fulfilled his dream of a African Hunting Safari this year.

Now has the storm abated.  Hans has peace and sails calmly to bigger oceans.

Captain, Vickie, Iris and friends wish you Bon Voyage and fair winds.


  1. Susan Pomykala Weller

    I’m very sorry for loss of your close friend. He fought so courageously and was a great inspiration. You have many wonderful memories to cherish.

    With sympathy,
    Susan Weller
    Friend of Hans and Iris

  2. Avi

    Beautiful eulogy Roland. No doubt he would be grateful to read your kind and loving words. Sorry for your loss and my deepest condolences to his family as well. I am sure he leaves with all of you many very special memories.


  3. cheryl

    So sorry for your loss Rolland and Vickie. He sounds like he was a wonderful friend and companion over the years, and someone I wished I had gotten the chance to meet.

    Cheryl & Brad

  4. Carl Adams

    Sorry to hear about Hans. I know how much he loved his visits to Bella. That was a great Eulogy for him. All the best To you and Vickie, please pass on our sympathies to Iris. //Carl and Anna.

  5. Miguel

    Nice words Roland, my deepest condolences to his family and to Vickie and you as close friends
    Rest in peace Hans


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