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DR. ROBERT BLAKE BELFIELD

Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2004

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DR. ROBERT BLAKE BELFIELD It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert Belfield, on Saturday, November 6, 2004, at his residence at the age of 53 years. Robert Bob will be lovingly remembered by his sisters, Bonnie Bailey and Faye Hamilton (Andrew) brothers, Richard, Barrie (Kathy) of Calgary; nephews, Brad Bailey (Susan), Troy Bailey (Karin) and Mark Hamilton of Kelowna; nieces, Aynsley Hamilton and Natalie Belfield of Calgary; as well as numerous relatives and friends across Canada and the U.S.A. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother William. Bob was born in Truro, N.S. on October 31, 1951 and attended schools throughout Canada and Europe. He graduated in 1973 with a B.A. honours degree in History from the University of Winnipeg. Bob then went on to the University of Pennsylvania and in 1981 received his PH.D in the discipline of the History of Science Technology and Medicine, specializing primarily in 20th century hydroelectric and nuclear energy history, which was completed at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Upon returning to Canada, he worked as a private scholar and consultant at the Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and Ontario Hydro. Robert was an extremely intelligent, sensitive, gentle and loving person. He was a very unpretentious and private man with a strong faith in God. Bob was a person who had many interests and talents. Classical music, (teaching himself how to play piano) jazz, art and playing chess were some of his greatest pleasures. In his younger years, he travelled extensively learning new languages along the way, German being his favourite. He was an avid reader and writer, authoring and co-authoring books and papers relating to his field of expertise. Bob lead a full life and added richly to ours. We will miss, love and cherish his memory forever. In keeping with Bobs wishes, no formal funeral service will be held. A private family gathering will take place to celebrate his life. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Bobs memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Suite 200, Winnipeg, MB. R3L 0K6. WOJCIKS ALL BELIEFS & FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 897 - 4665

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 14, 2004

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