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Date of Passing: Jul 08, 2020

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It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Bob on July 8, 2020, at the age of 71 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Emile and Josephine; and his sister Bonnie.
He is survived by his loving wife Margaret; his children, Tracy (Dale), and Kevin (Justyna); his stepchildren, Teresa (Shawn), Ken (Jenn), Chris (Heather), and Kacee; as well as 15 grandchildren, Brendan, Aaron, Skylar, Emilee, Brea, Juliana, Jane, Ben, Kate, Allison, Mac, Paige, Madison, Easton, and Paiton. He is survived by his sisters, Claire, Judy (Rick), Jeanette, and Tina (Darryl); and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
Bob worked for Winnipeg Transit for 27 years as a bus driver and "retired" to Beaver Bus Lines, where he spent another 13 years driving tour buses all over North America.
Bob was a happy and fun-loving man, with an excellent sense of humour, and was a dedicated husband, father, stepfather, and Papa. Bob and Margaret had a marriage that exemplified relationship goals, and a shared love of the outdoors, travelling, and family. Whether exploring Manitoba on their many long drives or watching their favourite TV shows, they were happiest together.
Bob was immensely proud of his children and cherished the childhood memories he held of them and the adults they became. He was a steady and loving father figure in his children's and stepchildren's lives, and they adored him in turn. Bob's greatest role in life was that of Papa. He loved to tease, especially his grandchildren, offering them his favourite "whoopins" and "knuckle sandwiches" while sharing his skills in things like karate chops and making spitballs. He was also one of the most stubborn people you could ever come across! He was deeply loved by those close to him and liked by all who met him. He will be greatly missed.
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Bob's memorial page at IntegrityFuneral
Due to Covid-19, a private Celebration of Life restricted to immediate family only will take place.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 11, 2020

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • Dear Margeret and family, Bob was a great guy who had a great sense of humour and a joy to be around. Always had a funny story or a joke. He was always smiling and always in a good mood. He did a great job at Beaver Bus Lines and was requested by many of our customers to be their driver. I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Bob will be sorrowfully missed. - Posted by: John Fehr (Co-worker) on: Jul 15, 2020

  • Kev & Tracy sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I always considered him & your mom the perfect hockey dad & mom. Never complained or interfered. Cy & I always enjoyed having a beer with him. I still laugh when I think about him. He was a great guy in my eyes. Kev sorry about not making the NHL. I did my best. Wish you all the best & our deepest condolences. March & Margaret Cherewyk - Posted by: Marcel Cherewyk (Friend) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • Dear Margaret and family - we were so very shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s sudden passing and want to wish you our heartfelt condolences and we’re sending you our love ❤️😢. Richard really enjoyed working with Bob and often came home with funny stories to tell of their adventures on the road. I had the good fortune to spend some time with you both over the last few years and regret we didn’t get together more often! Please call us any time as we’re here for you❤️ Much love, Richard & Patty - Posted by: Patty & Richard Laroche (Coworker/friend) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • I have known Bob since he was 19 years old. He was a very good human being. He showed integrity and caring for others the entire time I spent time with him. He will always be the best brother-in-law to me. His sense of humour was priceless. Margaret my sister, I love you and cherish you. I am so sorry for your loss you love him so much. He will look after you with the Creator of all, by your side.. Again sister I love you and I will be here when you need. - Posted by: Mary Wilson (Sister in law) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • Our company Heartland Travel has chartered Beaver Buses for over 25 years and Bob had often been the driver. He was always great to work with. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was always pleasant. Our clients loved him and he made our company look good. He will be missed. - Posted by: Don Finkbeiner (Travel industry colleague) on: Jul 13, 2020

  • My sincere sympathies to the family. - Posted by: Val Frobisher (Cousin) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • Sorry for your loss. A life well lived with Family and friends. Condolences to all. - Guy - Posted by: Guy Frobisher (Cousin) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • Loved you Bob you left us way too soon. I and the "Jodster' as you called her will have the many memories of our Friday night dinners we enjoyed with you and Margaret. Lots of laughs while solving the world problems over a "box" of L'Ambiance. You were a great brother and Jodi's best Uncle. To all my family, hold your memories close to your heart. Love Jay and Jodi - Posted by: Jeanette Frobisher (Sister) on: Jul 12, 2020

  • So sorry to hear the passing of Bobby, sending our condolences to Margaret and Bobby's sisters and to Kevin and his family - Posted by: Bev Aquin and family (Cousin) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • Dearest Auntie Margaret, Teresa, Ken, Kacee and Chris. I’m so very sorry for your loss. It was clear Bob brought such love and happiness into your lives. Having only met him a few times over the year I remember his big smile and his friendly demeanour and obvious love and pride for his family. Please know I am thinking of you all during this terribly sad time. I hope we will be able to connect in person soon. Jen. - Posted by: Jennifer Busch (Cousin ) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • Margaret, I saw this today and am so very sorry for your loss. I could tell how deeply in love you were and so know how incredibly sad a time this is for you. I wish you peace and healing. Shelley - Posted by: Shelley Peterson (Margaret's friend from long ago) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • I am deeply saddened by the news of Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bob was a great guy and I loved his sense of humor. - Posted by: Lloyd Greenaway (Coworker at Beaver Bus Lines) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • My condolences, Bob was always easy going and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. - Posted by: Blair Didychuk (Friend/co worker) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • I worked with Bob at Beaver Bus Lines. He was affectionately known as Sponge Bob as he was named by the kids on one of his charters. He was a very happy and fun loving guy. He was always joking around and he was a pleasure to be around and many groups requested him by name. This is very sad news to hear My condolences to Bob’s family - Posted by: Rick Brown (Co-worker) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • Rest In Peace luv! You were the best brother-in-law a person could have. You helped carry me through some of the toughest of times. I cherish the memories of the trips John and I had with you and Margaret through Mexico and the Maritimes. You will always be the guy at the front of the line to me! - Posted by: Donna Burgoyne (Brother in law ) on: Jul 11, 2020

  • I worked with Bob both at Winnipeg Transit and Beaver Bus Lines. He was a pleasure to know and work with. He will be sadly missed - Posted by: Tom Blore (former co worker) on: Jul 11, 2020

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