April 1, 1935 – July 23, 2019
Bob Logan passed away peacefully after a brief battle with asbestos- related lung cancer.
Bob is survived by his three kids: Mike (Chris), JoAnn (George), Brent (Michelle); Grandchildren Katherine (Dom) Leong and Bonnie Logan; Julia and Anton Milutinovic; and great-grandchildren Ethan and Maddie Leong. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Andy and Bessie (nee Walker) Logan, brother Vern, and beloved wife, Fay (McNish) who passed in 2015.
Bob was born in the Ocean Falls hospital and his early years revolved around the arrivals and departures of the Union Steamships and CPR ships. The Walker relatives enjoyed excursions to Link Lake, Wallace Bay, and Vancouver. In partnership with the Widstens, the Logans helped turn the old RCAF base at Shearwater into Shearwater Marine. The family moved to Campbell River in the early 1950’s and Andy helped with the start-up of the Elk Falls mill. In 1953, Bob Graduated from Campbell River Secondary School.
Bob worked on tugboats including MV Florence Filberg and the MV Mary Mackin and earned his power engineering steam ticket. Bob met Fay, a school-teacher from Courtenay, and they married in Victoria and settled in Campbell River in 1965.
Returning to Campbell River Bob worked at the CR Woodworkers, the (old) CR and District General Hospital (maintenance engineer) and later at the Coach Lines bus depot.
Bob and Fay had a great retirement. They travelled all over Europe and Canada and visited Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and the Caribbean. They enjoyed lots of family time, outings, and visits with their grandchildren and friends.
Bob volunteered as a tour guide at the Maritime Heritage Centre and enjoyed the engine club. With his cat Pasha by his side, Bob was content reading at the condo and watching the marine traffic go by while Fay kept busy with her many friends and interests.
Bob loved Coastal history, all things CPR, Union Steamships, Easthope engines, old Buicks, steam trains, animals, the Leafs and the Blue Jays, and every flavour of pie. He was a voracious reader, he clipped newspaper articles on boats and places, and he wrote letters to politicians imploring them to get the E & N railway running again. Bob almost always had a pleasure boat and enjoyed cruising around local waters. He was famous for his wild goose-chase adventures and on-going home improvements.
In the four years since Fay passed, Bob was well-supported. The family would like to thank his Seaside condo neighbours, the home support/ healthcare workers (at Island Health, Sunshine Manor, Discovery Harbour, CR District Adult Care Society, Beltone hearing, Dr. J. Walker and Quinsam Medical, the nurses of 3D at the hospital and at hospice), and valued friends Shelagh, Erika, Dorothy, Rick, and cousin Darlienne (Dennis).
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm at the CR Maritime Heritage Centre. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the CR Hospice Society or the CR Maritime Heritage Centre.
Rest in peace, dear dad.
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