July 2, 1933 – June 2, 2009
With great sadness we announce our beloved Bob passed away unexpectedly after a brief and brave struggle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife June, step-daughters Nancy (Allan) Adams and Leanne Ringma (Neil Robertson), grandchildren Michael (Katarina) McKinley and Sara (Fernie) Ollinger, great-grandchildren Kyla and Fernie J., his sisters Connie, Rosie (Hilmer Sather) and Esther (John Mason), his brothers Ted and Charlie, and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was born in Merritt, grew up in Abbotsford and served in the CND Navy from 1951 – 1979 (Retired Chief Petty Officer.) He then worked for the DND for 12 years before retiring to Ladysmith in 1991. Bob had a quick wit and a great sense of humour. He was a clever handyman and an avid reader. We will miss his quiet strength, generosity, and devotion to his family. No service by request. Donations to the Cancer Society are greatly appreciated.