Robert ‘Rob’ Lawrence Roach, cherished husband of Nicki passed away peacefully at home Feb. 24, 2014, with his family at his side.
Rob is survived by his wife of 53 years and two daughters, Dennise (Sue) and Deanna Wrate and his grandsons, Benjamin and Tanner.
He is predeceased by his parents and nine siblings.
Rob was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, July 10, 1936. He made his way west to Calgary, Alberta in 1958, where he lived, worked and raised his family until retiring further west in Ladysmith, BC in 2003.
Rob is best known for his love of music, sense of humour and his extreme generosity. This was evident as there was always room and food for the ‘man’ that came over the hill. Rob brought people together with love, laughter and music. To all of us he was larger than life and everyone knew when he was around.
He treasured his wife, Nicki and his family was the world to him. He was a much-loved Dad, Papa, Brother, Uncle, and Mr. Wilson. He will leave a huge hole in many lives, but his legacy of family and friends first and generosity will never be forgotten.
There will be an open house celebration of his life at their home 460 Belaire Street in Ladysmith on March 8, 2014 between the hours of 2-6 pm. There will be a celebration of life in Calgary at a later date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.
Telford’s of Ladysmith, 1-250-245-5553