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Born: May 30, 1949

Date of Passing: Jun 11, 2022

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Bourrier on June 11, 2022 at the age of 73 years. Bob was born at the St. Boniface Hospital on May 30, 1949.
He worked with CN Rail for over 33 years and retired from his lifelong career in 2004.
Bob leaves behind to remember his brother Jack "Jake" (Linda), niece Lacey, and nephews, Kenny and Billy. Also left to cherish his memory are his special companion Eleanor and her daughter Nicole, of whom referred to him as her stepdad. He also leaves to remember his close friend of 66 years, Wayne (Pam), as well as his friend Kurt who he has had a special bond with since Kurt was a child. He also leaves to remember his Aunt Belva and numerous cousins and friends.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Jean Bourrier, and youngest brother Bill Bourrier.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date to be announced.
This obituary may also be viewed at

Kilcollins Cremation Service

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 18, 2022

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Bob has left us much too soon. He was a passionate, tireless, lifelong fighter for the rights of workers. We first met in the 1970s as railway delegates to Winnipeg Labour Council (Bob from CN, me from CP). We worked together closely through the 1990s and until his retirement from CN in 2004, in his role as national health and safety representative for our CN membership, and mine as CAW national staff rep. We stayed in touch ever since, last meeting in person at Bev Black's Celebration of Life in Winnipeg in May 2019. After he was diagnosed with serious health issues, we had a long phone conversation earlier this year to reconnect. My respect and admiration for Bob know no bounds. Railway workers, and I, owe him an enormous debt. May the memory and the reality of his achievements comfort us and be our example. My sincere condolences to his family and to all whose paths he crossed. - Posted by: Abe Rosner (Union brother) on: Jun 20, 2022

  • I will greatly miss my dear friend. Bob was my neighbor at the lake in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba. We had many good days cooking, fishing, singing by the camp fire with Wayne and Pam his friend of 66 yrs. Bob and i would go out for lunch on many occasion and had a blast. Very sorry to hear of his passing. Your friend Paul Hawryluk - Posted by: J. Paul Hawryluk (friend) on: Jun 18, 2022

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