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Date of Passing: Sep 22, 2020

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With his family by his side, Bob passed away peacefully on September 22, 2020, at the age of 72.
He will be lovingly remembered by Jackie, his wife of 46 years, his sister-in-law Brenda Taylor, and many relatives in Canada and the USA. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and June Dawson of Victoria, BC, and in-laws, Jack and Dorothy Taylor of Winnipeg.
Bob was born and lived most of his life in Winnipeg, with a short time spent in Victoria. He worked for 35 years in the steel distribution industry (Russell Steel, Namasco Steel, Samuel & Sons and Brunswick Steel) where he was well respected by his colleagues.
Bob lived a rich and fulfilling life. He was an active member of the Transcona Jaycees, serving at most local, regional and national executive levels. He was generous with his time, volunteering with CNIB, Harvest, PTE, Fringe Festival and Hospice and Palliative Care.
He was a skilled curler, a golfer (with a bad attitude), a great joke teller and a terrific dancer. He had a keen interest in world affairs and had unlimited knowledge about everything (you did not want to play Trivia Pursuit against him). Bob loved to travel the world with Jackie. He was a collector of single-malt scotch, a connoisseur of beer and wine which inspired him to be a winemaker for many years. He collected Hard Rock Cafe pins (asking his friends to buy pins when they travelled) and traded his pins all over the world. He loved to entertain and showcase Jackie's culinary talents, notably at their much-anticipated Christmas open houses for their many friends. Much to his own surprise, he became an avid cat person and loved all his felines.
Bob would like to thank his friends and family for all their help and Jackie for her undying love and care. He would also like to thank his home care attendants and nurses for their excellent care.
To honour Bob's wishes, there will be no service.
Donations may be made to Siloam Mission, Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

Rest in peace, Bobby

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 03, 2020

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Jackie I am very sorry to hear of the passing of my dear friend of many years ago. I know I had lost touch, but Bob was often in my mind as certain things would trigger a memory and as often as not a great chuckle. He was a person of great standing in my life and I know in others as well. Thank you Bob for sharing some of your life with me. I am so grateful that you did. NIL PAS CARBORUNDOM – Kenora Kamping Korps Tort - Posted by: Clark Dalton (Friend) on: Oct 29, 2020

  • We remember Bob as an enthusiastic member of the Jaycees. He was always a happy guy that was great to be around with. Jim and Helen Parker, members of the Transcona Jaycees and Jaycettes. - Posted by: Jim and Helen Parker (friends from the Jaycees) on: Oct 04, 2020

  • Jackie, I am sending my deepest condolences to you. It has been a while since I have seen Bob and you but I will never forget all of the wonderful memories shared with you both. The first time I met you both, thanks to Bill, was in your apt. After that the numerous Christmas gatherings which were always so wonderful. I will long remember Bob’s wonderful bear hugs which were always heartfelt and your many kindnesses. Sending love and hugs to you. Andrea - Posted by: Andrea Hall (Friend) on: Oct 03, 2020

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