William "Bob" Robert Johnston

July 10th, 2022

Robert (Bob) Johnston

December 15, 1937 - July 10, 2022

Bob passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on July 10, 2022. Bob was born in Lasalle, Quebec where he grew up and met his wife Carol of 40 years. He traveled for work as an insulator throughout Canada and the U.S. and moved his family to Trail in 1979. Bob retired from Teck in 2002.

Bob is predeceased by his wife Carol and is survived by his three children: Scott (Kim), Steve (Wanda) and Cheryl (Dan), two grandsons: Nicholas (Danielle) and Hunter, five great-grandchildren; Rylee, Vincient, Caroline, Aaden and Alexa, as well as his wonderful in-laws the Bowdens back east.

Bob enjoyed golfing, swimming, playing Keno, and spending time with his family, golfing with friends, his sons and grandson, and swimming with Hunter. He had a good sense of humour and created his own words.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Columbia View Lodge for all the amazing care he received. They always made him feel special.

At Bob’s request, there will be no service. Andreas Schmitz of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.


Worked with Bob at Teck. He always had good humor on the job.

Dear Cheryl, Scott and Steve and families So very sorry for your loss of your Dad. Bob was a great person and we thought the world of him. We loved running into him and we always had a good chat...mostly about our families. He is with your mom now and they are together. May the wonderful memories comfort you at this difficult time and in the days ahead. Deepest sympathy Sandy and Ted Wallace

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a great guy. Our love and sympathy to you all. Jan,Barry Dave Mike Rick and Andy Bowden

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was such a nice man. You will miss him. Cherish your memories. Joanne Milne

Dearest Cheryl, Scott, Steve & all the family, We are saddened by the passing of Bob but know that he is smiling down with Carol by his side again. He was such a special brother in law and although we had not seen each other for years, always looked forward to our chats with the family updates, life in Trail and so many wonderful memories shared over all the years. Bob was always fun to be with, great sense of humor, and so good natured. We will always cherish those times & so fortunate to call him family. Our love and deepest sympathy to you all and may you find strength to meet the days ahead. RIP dear Bob, gone but not forgotten. Gary, Debbie & family

We are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Diana and Bob Hill

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