Jan 15,1939-July 12,2007

Bob passed away peacefully at his home in Chemainus with his family and a few friends at his side. He leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Anne, daughters Leiloni of Chemainus, Laurie of Ontario, son Luis of The Queen Charlotte’s, sisters Beth of Ontario, Barbara Rose of Winfield, brother Ed of Victoria. Predeceased by his parents, Albert and Martha, sister Grace, Brother Arnold. Bob worked in the Chemainus Sawmill for years, longshored, and later operated a crane for seaspan at the Crofton Mill. As a teenager of 14, Bob was awarded the George Cross Medal (for Bravery) for the saving of 3 Air Force men from a burning plane in 1953, being the youngest to receive this Medal. He was also named “Canadian Teen of the Year” in 1953. Heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of the Cancer Clinic in Victoria, the doctors and nursing staff of the Cowichan Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Willie (Pewarchuk) and Dr. Tanis Morris in Chemainus for the exceptional care that was given during his illness. Also a special thanks to Meagan, Karrie, Dave, and Larry for their many trips to Victoria with him. And thank you Bonnie, Patti, and Larry for just being there with us. He will be greatly missed by his numerous friends he made throughout his very full life. No service by his request. In lieu of flowers-donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

I’d like the memory of me

to be a happy one.

I’d like to leave an after glow

of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo

whispering softly down the ways,

of happy times and laughing times

and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve,

to dry before the sun

of happy memories

that I leave when life is done.

Arrangements confidently assigned to: Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services 245-5553

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.