In loving memory ~
Bob passed away peacefully at Evergreen Seniors' Home on Thursday, June 1st. He was born May 27th, 1945, in Buckingham, Quebec, the ninth of 11 children, to Jean-Baptiste and Therese Brind'Amour. Surviving siblings include Gilles (Estelle), Paul (Lise), Alice (Peter Middlestead), André (Lanna) and Francine (Maurice Dupuis). Madeleine, Irene, Gilberte, Claude, and Jean-Pierre predeceased him.
Mourning his loss are his wife of over 54 years, Linda, sons Stephen (Tiarra), Roderic (Amy), and Michel (Monika), as well as ten grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Briley, Skyler, Reece, John, Marc, Claire, Brooks, Leila, Brayden, and Nicklaus.
Bob was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, and lit up every room he entered. He had a joie de vivre that was contagious, and never took himself seriously. He loved to tease and make people laugh and took everything in his stride. His strong faith in God sustained him throughout his life.
Like every Quebec kid, he grew up loving hockey. He excelled in the sport over the years, first as a goalie and later a centreman, winning several MVP awards in both Quebec and BC.
While living and working as a pipefitter in Prince Rupert from 1972-1980, he played for the town rep team, coached Midget hockey, curled on a men's team, and played slow-pitch.
In 1980 the family moved to Campbell River, where Bob worked at the paper mill until his retirement in 2006. During that time he coached his son's hockey teams and umpired ball games.
Bob was fortunate to travel to Nagano, Japan to watch his son play for Canada at the Olympics and to accompany him to Switzerland and numerous NHL locales on the Fathers' Trips, where he was given the honorary title of The Mayor.
Before his debilitating stroke in 2015, Bob enjoyed golf and curling and could be found every Saturday with his good friends playing darts at the Willows and later the Riptide.
Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Evergreen Seniors' Home for their kindness and compassion during his brief time there, and to our great friends and neighbours for their love and support.
Bob's family invites friends to gather on Wednesday, June 21st, at 2:00 p.m. at The Tidemark Theatre.
For those wishing to honour Bob's memory, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation will be gratefully accepted.
Celebration of Life
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
The Tidemark Theatre