June 26, 1924 – November 14, 2022
It is with great sadness that we announce Bob’s passing at the age of 98 at Wexford Creek Seniors Home. Bob was “the last man standing” among his friends and WWII flight crews. He was a wonderful father to Laurie and Janice (Dave). Bob will be remembered always with love as a special Papa to Rob, Will (Katie), Cindy, Jennifer (Sean), Catherine and Andrea (Rich) as well as Great Grandpa to Lois, Andrew, Ella, and Lily.
Predeceased by his loving wife Ruth, sister Dorothy and nephew Scott, Bob is remembered by his sister Gladys, nephew Gary (Donna) and niece Gail (Ron).
After growing up in Edmonton, Bob lived 50 years in Cedar. He was a salesman for Marshall Wells Hardware, the manager of Townsite Hardware and travelled the Island as an independent salesman. As well as being able to fix anything, Bob coached hockey, curled, belongs to the Owls Club, Legion 256, 808 Wing Thunderbirds, ACT, and helped form Cedar Waterworks and Tillicum Haus.
Special thanks to close friends Colin Fraser and Dave Towns, Mia and Chris of Nexgen Hearing, Maria at Pharmasave, Dr C. Collins, Dr M. Ferg and staff.
At his request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vancouver Island Military Museum, 100 Cameron Rd, Nanaimo, V9R 0C8 in Bob’s name.
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