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ROBERT F. (BOB) WHITLAW

Born: Apr 14, 1933

Date of Passing: Oct 20, 2015

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ROBERT F. (BOB) WHITLAW April 14, 1933 - October 20, 2015 Bob Whitlaw peacefully passed away on October 20, 2015 at the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 82 years. Bob was born in Deloraine, Manitoba to John and Ruth Whitlaw. He had a long career with Canadian General Electric and later with Red River Community College as an instructor in the Major Appliance Service program. He was an active Mason and former Grand Master of the Acacia lodge No. 111 in Winnipeg. He was an avid curler, wood carver, sports fan and loved to attend and support his children's and grandchildren's activities. Bob loved to spend time with his wife and family at their cottage at Victoria Beach where they spent many a happy summer. Predeceased by his parents and his brothers John and Richard, he is survived by his wife of 58 years Helen, sons Craig (Heather) and Jamie, grandchildren Mark (Jennifer), Michael, Quinn, Hannah and great-grandchild Emma. Special thanks to the staff from N1 North at Concordia hospital for the kindness and compassion they displayed during his lengthy stay. Donations may be made in his honour to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 10-120 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 4G2. As per Bob's wishes, cremation and a private interment has taken place. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2015

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I'd like to offer my belated and deepest condolences on Bob's passing. I was a student of his at Red River in 1979/80 and he had a deep impact on me. He was without doubt the most important teacher I've had and also a great mentor for me in years to come. I've had a successful career that began directly from his guidance and instruction. He was the first teacher who ever made me believe that I had any skills, intelligence and talent. On my return to Winnipeg in the late 80's Bob took me under his wing and was grooming me as a possible replacement for him at RRCC by getting me on the trade advisory committee initially and later to push for my appointment as chairman of the committee. Unfortunately the college cut the program and that was that. I always wished I had the opportunity to thank Bob for the impact his instruction had on my life and career. I will always remember him. With great sympathy, Tom Carroll - Posted by: Tom Carroll (Former student) on: Oct 11, 2016

  • Our deepest condolences on the loss of Bob. - Posted by: Lilly and Ron Berg (cousin to wife Helen) on: Feb 03, 2016

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