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Born: May 04, 1929

Date of Passing: May 30, 2022

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May 4, 1929 - May 30, 2022

On May 30, 2022, Harold William 'Bob' Marshall passed away peacefully at the Grace Hospital with family by his side.
Bob was born in Southfields, London, England and as a child moved with his family to India where his father was employed as an electrical engineer. In 1947, after the partition of India, the family moved to South Africa. In 1951 he returned to England where he reunited with Sylvia, a childhood friend. They married in September, 1955 at Pinner Parish Church, Pinner, Middlesex. He started working for the H.J. Heinz Company in England and continued when he and Sylvia moved to Canada in 1957. They lived briefly in Toronto, North Bay, Thunder Bay before settling in Winnipeg where they lived for over 60 years.
Bob, an avid sportsman, enjoyed cross country skiing, curling, swimming, playing water polo and scuba diving. He also loved the game of tennis which he played for many years at the Winnipeg Lawn Tennis Club.
Bob and Sylvia traveled extensively around the world. They enjoyed meeting people and making new friends. Upon his retirement, Bob and Sylvia spent many winters in Naples, Florida. They enjoyed playing tennis and spending time with the many friends they made through the years.
In the last few years of his life Bob struggled with declining health fighting bravely to the end. He will be remembered fondly by family and friends for his sense of humour, friendly personality and love of sports.
Bob was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Ian and John; and sister Roma. He is survived by Sylvia, his wife of 66 years; his sons, Robert and Gary; and daughter Wendy, and extended family in England, Australia and South Africa.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation.
In accordance with Bob's wishes, cremation and a reception with the family will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at E. J. Coutu Funeral Home, 680 Archibald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

'Goodnight sweet prince'
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

Make a donation to St. Boniface Hospital Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 04, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • We have fond memories of Bob playing tennis at WLTC and missed him the last couple of years. His quiet and witty sense of humour won him lots of points, both on and off the courts. Our condolences to Sylvia and the family. - Posted by: Robb and Jan Miles (Friends) on: Jun 08, 2022

  • What a kind and wise man. Those whose lives he touched will not forget Bob, and I hope Sylvia, Wendy, Robert and Gary will always derive comfort from their many fine memories. R.I.P. - Posted by: Bill Stevens (Friend) on: Jun 07, 2022

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