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Born: Aug 13, 1940

Date of Passing: Apr 25, 2021

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With the heaviest of hearts, we announce the passing of our wonderful Father, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa and friend, Bob Woodrow, on April 25, 2021, at the age of 80.
He is survived and remembered lovingly by his children, Doug (Britt), Sandra (Owen), Todd (Sharon), Brad (Val), Richard (Lory), Cheryl (Rui) and Heather (Jeff); as well as his grandchildren, Nicole, Sean, Tyler, Vince, Cody, Natasha, Kelsie, Rachelle, Haleigh, Devin, Melissa, Reid, Chase, Quinn, Aiden, Julien, Bryelle, and great-grandchildren, Jodi, Nathan, Carter, Molly, Nixon, River, Sierra, Claire, Leah, Link, Annalucia and Weston.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Bernice; brother Bruce and twin brother James (Jim). Bob was born on August 13, 1940, in Winnipeg, MB. Bob began his career apprenticing as a mechanic, it was there that he worked diligently to develop his skills as a spray painter. He worked his way through the industry and was recruited as an instructor at Stony Mountain Penitentiary. He retired from a long, successful career at Stony Mountain in 2000. Bob married the love of his life on September 24, 1976 in Winnipeg. During their 39 years together, many happy times were spent and memories made, camping, dancing and travelling with friends. Bob was a wonderful man who always put family first. He was known as a persistent and tireless worker who spent countless hours helping his children with construction, renovation and moving projects. Bob was handy and knowledgeable about many things, including how to make the best ranger cookie. While we mourn his passing, we smile knowing that he is now with Bernice and they are both watching over us all. We will miss him terribly but treasure the lasting memories of our times with him. Rest in Peace, we love you - you will never be forgotten.
Due to the new Covid restrictions, in lieu of a physical ceremony, the family of Bob Woodrow invite you to a live virtual service to honour and celebrate his life. The service begins at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1. The following url will take you to the page where you can join virtually:
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at Riverview Health Centre for the remarkable care they provided to Bob. In lieu of flowers, donations in the honour of Robert Woodrow can be made to Riverview Health Centre.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Heartfelt thoughts to Bob's family & friends. He is now dancing in heaven with Bernice. We had the pleasure of seeing them so happy, floating around the dance floor grinning ear to ear. May you take comfort that they are together again. Got to see Bob at Good Neighbors Golf and his wide smile is missed. Cherish your many memories of such a fine man. - Posted by: Dale & Lynn Checkley (Pattern Dancing) on: Aug 19, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to the Woodrow family. Our hearts were saddened when we were told of Bob's illness, and then his passing. We recall so many of the fun times we had driving all over Manitoba to dances, going on tours with the Fugitive dance band, festivals, picking strawberries, also the bush pie parties. We will be forever grateful that we got to know Bernice and Bob many years ago. They will not be forgotten. Friends Elmer and Gwen Oliver. - Posted by: Elmer and Gwen Oliver (Friends) on: May 03, 2021

  • Sincere sympathy to the Woodrow family on the loss of your Dad. Had many good times with Bob and Bernice on many dance floors over many years. What a fun couple! We will miss seeing him. Hopefully your wonderful memories will lessen your deep sadness and help you through this dark time, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eileen and Jack from Brandon, Mb - Posted by: Eileen Chapple (Friends) on: May 02, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies go to the Woodrow Family. We got to know Bob and his pre-deceased wife Bernice at The Old Tyme Dances. We will always remember Bob as pleasant, friendly and with a smile on his face. We are saddened by his death and will miss him. - Posted by: Jake & Irene Friesen (Friends) on: May 01, 2021

  • My family and I are grateful that members of my family as well as myself met Heathers dad Bob. His wife Bernice and Bob were two very wonderful and loving people. They allowed us to enter their lives and get to know their family. For this I am grateful and appreciative beyond words. He will truly be missed, May you Rest In Peace. Terry Hyde & family - Posted by: Terry Hyde (Complicated ) on: Apr 30, 2021

  • We are very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Christine & Tyler - Posted by: Christine McLennan...nee Henry (Friend) on: Apr 30, 2021

  • Deepest sympathy to all of Bob’s family. We knew Bob and Bernice from dancing, camping and cards. Always a smile and happy disposition. As the family says, he’s now with Bernice in a better place and likely enjoying a great card game and dance in the heavens above. We miss them both. Wendy and Denis - Posted by: Wendy and Denis (Friends ) on: Apr 30, 2021

  • Mike & I send out deepest condolences to the Woodrow Family. We met your Mom and Dad at the Old Tyme Dances that they used to attend in Clandeboye. They were such a special couple in our minds, and always willing to chat. I can still see them sitting at the first table inside the door along with their dear dancing friends. - Posted by: Mike & Wilma (Billie) Ratkowski (Friends) on: Apr 29, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Condolences to his lovely family. He was a great neighbour, quiet, soft spoken, never an unkind word to or about anyone. Will miss the great times over coffee at Macdonalds and the mall with all his friends. Sincerely Rudy and Carrol Moroz - Posted by: Rudy and carrol moroz (Neibour) on: Apr 29, 2021

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