Robert Spencer EARLY

Robert Spencer Early

June 9, 1927 – July 9, 2011

Robert Spencer Early, age 84. He leaves behind his wife of 27 years, Gwen. He is survived by five children: Lindy, Rob, Reed, Erin and Vic from his first wife, Els, and by grandchildren Jesse, Brie, Leif, Shana and Emily. He is also survived by his step-children Tracy, Mike, Linda and Matthew.

His accomplishments were many; a great athlete, he played pro-football for Calgary and Regina. He was a geologist and a Professional Engineer and at the age of 40 he became a pilot and flew his Stinson for 30 years. In 1972 Bob and family moved from Calgary to Quadra Island. He made many friends with his fabulous homemade bread, scalloped potatoes, wine and beer (Bob’s Better Brew). He was a kind and gentle man and will be remembered for his sense of humour, strong hugs and handshakes.

Bob passed quietly July 9 at Campbell River Hospital with Gwen by his side. A Celebration of his life will be held on Quadra Island on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 2-4pm at Rebecca Spit. Please bring stories and photos to share.

Island Funeral Services

Elk Falls

Cremation and Reception Centre