Earl, Robert James
June 18, 1937—Dec. 31, 2012
Known and loved by many, Bob Earl passed from us, without pain, on New Year’s Eve. He had a passion for baseball throughout his life, coached many kids and teams in the Victoria area and spent some of his early days as a professional umpire after training in the U.S. His last years were spent helping to maintain Yellow Point Lodge, where his fun loving sense of humour and readiness to lend a hand will be sadly missed by the Hill family, their guests and staff alike.
Predeceased by his parents and sister Lois, he is survived by his loving wife Sharon, step-children Brian (Shelly) and Corina (Steve), their children Shalan, Vincent and Torry, nieces Marilyn, Tanya and Shirley and great-nieces and nephew Chelsea, Avy and Kai.
‘Uncle Bob’, as he was known to many also delivered heating oil and serviced furnaces in the Victoria area for many years. He had a great sense of humour and could tell many a tale of practical jokes played by, and on him by the many friends he made over the years. A kind hearted man, whenever you met him, he always seemed to be glad to see you.
A private service will be held at the lodge, and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that any remembrances be directed to the Heart and Stroke
Foundation of Canada.