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Born: May 25, 1933

Date of Passing: Dec 28, 2020

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Born in Bournemouth, England
on May 25, 1933
Passed in Winnipeg, Manitoba
on December 28, 2020 (87)

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our Father after a long battle with Alzheimer's and Covid-19.
Dad is survived by wife Yvonne and sons, Tony, Glenn (Debbie), Paul (Karen) and Gord (Jennifer). He was predeceased by his oldest son Christopher in 2005 and many grandkids.
Dad lived life to its fullest. Having only a mother (Emily Rolfe) who passed away very early on, and no other family, Dad joined the navy at a vey young age to explore the world. He met the love of his life Yvonne at a dance in Bournemouth and their journey began. Christopher was born in England in 1955. Wanting a better life, they travelled to Canada where dad found work at Air Canada for 35 years. Tony and Glenn were born in Winnipeg (1958 and 1961) but Mom was homesick and returned to England where Paul was born in 1964. A lack of work forced them to return to Winnipeg and Gordon was born in 1972.
Dad's passions were playing darts and dancing at the Legion. Dad represented Air Canada in many dart tournaments. Fishing and camping early on at Otter Falls and then at their trailer at Tall Timber Lodge are fond memories for all. Dad was also an avid soccer fan and notably Manchester United. Dad's greatest love however was his beautiful wife and his kids. His sense of humour, infectious smile and zest for life will be in our thoughts forever.

Rest in peace Dad, you set the bar very
high and we thank you for all of your love.
We all will miss you immensely.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Bob will be missed for sure. I met Bob in 1984, my first day at Air Canada. He was a great Lead Hand and loved his laugh. Just an easy going guy.. We moved onto his street in 2000. Love his visits while he was walking his dog. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: LARRY MITCHELL (Co-Worker) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Bob was my Lead Hand for many years at AC always willing to help, so cheerful and as we both served in the Royal Navy always had stories to swap great memories. - Posted by: David Grehan (Air Canada employee) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • My thoughts are with you Glenn, Debbie and Tony. Sorry for your loss. I only met your father once but found him funny, outgoing and a very hospitable man. My prayers are with you. - Posted by: Daniel Curtaz (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

  • Met Bob and Yvonne at ANAF 283 club about 25 years ago. Playing darts with Bob though out the years was a fun time with lots of laughs. Also sharing time with them in their home with other friends and of course playing darts . Wonderful memories, RIP Bob you will always be remembered. - Posted by: gail karman (friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

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