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DR. ROBERT JAMES MENZIES (DR. BOB)

Date of Passing: Dec 19, 2017

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DR. ROBERT JAMES MENZIES (DR. BOB) 1952 - 2017 On Tuesday, December 19, 2017, Bob passed away in his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Kathy (née Siemens), his three daughters, Heather, Meghan (Symon Ptashnick) and Kate, and his granddaughter, Ellis Jane. He is predeceased by his daughter, Sarah Jane and his parents, Hazel and Jim Menzies. Bob grew up in Morden, Manitoba, studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, and married Kathy in 1973. He returned home to Morden in 1979 to continue the medical practice of both his father and his grandfather. Bob was very involved in his community. He was an active member of St. Paul's United Church, Boy Scouts, the United Way and the Morden Area Foundation. Professionally, Bob was a dedicated family physician and played an important role in promoting health care in rural Manitoba, including the development of the Clinical Teaching Unit at Boundary Trails Health Centre. He received several awards, among them the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and was named one of Canada's Family Physicians of the Year in 2002 and Morden's Citizen of Distinction in 2017. He will be remembered for his hearty laugh, his varied interests and his commitment to his community and his family. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23 at St. Paul's United Church, 353 Thornhill St. in Morden with interment at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bob's name to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation (Hospice), Box 2000, Winkler, MB R6W 1H8. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements, 204-822-4755 wiebefuneralhomes.com
Publish Date: Dec 23, 2017

DR. ROBERT JAMES MENZIES (DR. BOB) 1952 - 2017 On Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Bob passed away in his home, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife, Kathy (née Siemens), his three daughters, Heather, Meghan (Symon Ptashnick) and Kate, and his granddaughter, Ellis Jane. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sarah Jane, and his parents, Hazel and Jim Menzies. Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 23 at St. Paul's United Church, 353 Thornhill St. in Morden, with interment at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Bob's name to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation (Hospice), Box 2000, Winkler, MB R6W 1H8. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden in care of arrangements, 204-822-4755 wiebefuneralhomes.com


Publish Date: Dec 21, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 23, 2017

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to Bob's family. We will miss him. Pierre - Posted by: Pierre Lemay (Colleague from the Medical Council of Canada ) on: Jan 15, 2018

  • When I lived in Morden back in 1976 Bobs father Dr Jim was my doctor. There was a time Dr Bob was in on one of my surgeries,I felt good knowing he was there His warmth was soothing. You knew he cared. There was a group if us who had children at the same time and we hung out together -good times or bad I know he will be missed by all who have had any contact with him. He is in a good place and that gives us some comfort . My condolensces - Posted by: Krystyna Bell(Wilson) (friend from long ago) on: Dec 26, 2017

  • Our sincere condolences to the Bobs family and brothers for this great loss to morden and the community. Bob was a great pillar of this community and will be missed by all. May God bless his great soul in heaven and bless his family with strength in faith during this mourning. Respectfully, the Rashid’s. - Posted by: Khalid and Noha rashid (Family friends) on: Dec 25, 2017

  • Our sincere condolences to Kate and the whole family on your father's passing. You are carrying on the tradition of practicing medicine and will make your father and forefathers very proud. Your father was Karl's anesthesiologist for last year's surgery and we enjoyed a great visit with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, Karl & Karin - Posted by: Karin (Mueller) Kirchner (Kate's Friend's Mother, Dr. Menzies' Patient) on: Dec 24, 2017

  • All the cousins in BC, Marilyn, Jacquie, Jayne and Brian are very saddened to hear of Bob's passing. We remember with much fondness our family vacations spent at the Morden home visiting with Auntie Hazel, Uncle Jim, Bob, Bruce, and "Shim" and "Shon". Bob's life was far too short. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Kathy and the girls, Bruce,Wendy and family, John, Geri and family and James Kathryn and family. We remember Bob's frequent saying, "Take care" and hope he is at peace in The Lord's hands. Cousin Marilyn - Posted by: Marilyn Sheldan (Cousin) on: Dec 23, 2017

  • I have a great memory of Dr. Bob saving a friend's finger. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. - Posted by: Rose Neufeld (Friend ) on: Dec 23, 2017

  • Sincere condolence to Kathy and all of her family from all of the Eric and Kate Leuzinger family. May Bob rest in peace. - Posted by: Roger Leuzinger (Long Time family acquaintance) on: Dec 22, 2017

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