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January 29, 1936 – April 04, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce that Bob passed away on April 04, 2021 in St. Boniface Hospital at the age of 85.


Bob was predeceased by his wife Laura, and granddaughter Jessica. He is survived by his children, Christine, Catherine and Donald (Alison); grandchildren, Jonathan (Caitlin), Bradley, Megan, Kyla, Sean (Hannah), Sarah, Eric, Liam, and Marcus; great-grandson Robert; as well as his sister Shirley Smallwood.


Bob was born January 29, 1936 in Snowflake MB. He was the third youngest of six children. Bob attended Manitou High School and that is where he met and started dating Laura. On October 05, 1957 they were married in Winnipeg and started their family in 1962. In 1965 they moved to Port Arthur, Ontario where they stayed for the next 5yrs.


Bob’s passion in life was curling. He played for many years and even when he could no longer play he was an avid spectator. In the last few years, when curling was on tv, you knew better than to interrupt his watching. 


Bob had many various jobs throughout his life but spent the majority working at Eaton’s where he retired from in 1995. After retiring he started a handyman business where he kept busier than when he was employed.  Bob was overjoyed when grandchildren starting arriving in 1983. He was very proud of all 9 of his grandchildren and was always there to help out with them as they were growing up. Often he would have one of his grandsons working with him developing skills of their own.  In 2017 at the age of 81 he took a trip to the east coast to meet his great-grandson Robert.


In keeping with his wishes, cremation and private service have already taken place.


Bob’s family kindly requests friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and memories using the comment section.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinson Canada.

Miss Me – But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me.

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room!

Why cry for a soul set free!

Miss me a little – but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me – but let me go

For this is a journey we all must take

And each must go alone.

It’s all part of the master’s plan

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me – but let me go.


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