Bob passed away suddenly at Trail Hospital in Trail, BC.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Aline in June 2018. He is survived by his children; Mark (Rebecca), Larry (Debbie), Tom (Bonnie) and Donna-rae (Des). Bob is also survived by several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all.
Bob was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1954 as a radio operator and served until 1968. He left the Navy to pursue his dream of owning a business. He and Aline bought the Russell Hotel and lived for many years in the area of Russell, Ontario. After selling the hotel Bob and Aline moved to Ottawa where they bought a small diner on Bank Street called Bob's place. After moving on from the Diner he worked for The Federal public service. Bob and Aline retired in 1999 and moved to Elliot Lake, Ontario. He was active in his retirement volunteering, spending time with friends and neighbors, as well as, enjoying his leisure time as a ham radio operator. After several short moves to different parts of BC Aline and Bob settled in Fruitvale, BC which was closer to several of their children.
At the time of Bob's passing he was residing with his son Tom and his wife Bonnie in Trail, BC.
Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the amazing staff at the Trail Hospital as well as the First Responders that worked heroically to resuscitate Bob as they transported him to hospital.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Bob's behalf are appreciated.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.
Call sign VE3 BAI signing off.
I knew Bob, we where in the navy same time period, same trade. He and Aline were at all the Old timer re-unions we were at. My sympathies to you and yours. Marcel Lemay
The Goodwin family extend our sincere condolences on the passing of Bob. We were neighbors and friends of Bob and Aline in many locations across Canada. The memories we have of our family association will always be remembered and cherished.
So sorry for your loss. You can be proud of taking such good care of him. We will miss him at BV Seniors activities.
To Mark, Larry, Tom, Donna-rae, Family Members & Friends, The members of the Canadian Forces Supplementary Radio (SUPRAD) System Oldtimers Association were deeply saddened by the news of Bob's passing. Many of his Naval wingers, as well as friends from the Army, Air Force and civilians served with Bob during his 14 years of dedicated and loyal service to Canada. The close ties that Bob made with friends were so strong that he became a Life Member of our Association. Those who had the privilege of serving with Bob, and Aline, will forever remember all of the enjoyable times that were shared. In remembrance of Bob, a small bronze cross will be placed on the leaf that bears his name on the Tree of Life that is displayed in the Canadian Forces Station Leitrim All Ranks Mess. Please know that as members of your extended military family, we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. 'Friends Forever' Ray Lebeau
Bob will be dearly missed by the members of Beaver Valley Branch 44 Senior Citizens.
Bob will be dearly missed at Branch 44. He was a true gentleman. Kris