March 6, 1931 – December 21, 2019
After a long battle with dementia, Robert passed away peacefully with his wife Margaret by his side.
Robert was born in Field BC and spent his youth skiing and hiking in the beautiful Yoho National Park where his father was a park ranger. He also lived and worked in Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper for a time.
Robert eventually embarked on a career in construction which led him to a 50+ year membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers and ownership of a successful business in Prince Rupert – Skeena Crane.
He was an avid reader of books about the Pacific Coast and the Northwest region, as well as National Geographic and Popular Mechanics magazines.
Robert’s favourite pastimes included woodworking, sailing, and raising huskies. He was well known in his family for phrases such as “the day is half over” and “Lord love a duck”, and his usual holiday mealtime grace of “one potato between four of us, thank god there’s not more of us”.
Robert was predeceased by his parents and survived by his wife Margaret, his daughter Tracey (Allan), his son Wade (Maria), and his granddaughters Kyra, Madelaine, and Taylor.
The family would like to thank the staff at Acropolis Manor for their kind and dedicated care and support. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a future date.
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