February 28, 1932-June 22, 2012
Bob passed away peacefully with his children by his side.
Bob is survived by his son Cam Roney, his wife Cindy and granddaughter Kai, his daughter Jane Hilchey and her husband Jim.
Bob was born in Saskatchewan but moved to Campbell River as a young man, where he met and married Betty-Ray Crawford and started a family. Bob was a business man and did many things in his life, from driving a taxi cab to owning Roney’s Taxi. He also worked at the pulp mill, owned a restaurant and a boat rental where his son learned to be a fishing guide and found his love for the water. As well as being an auctioneer, he also owned the bargain house and pop shoppe. He was a founding member of the C.R. Guides Association. He loved Campbell River and was involved with its growth in many ways. At one point he was the president of the Kinsmen Club, also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, as well as a clown in many parades as a Shriner.
He spent the last year of his life at Ironwood Place where he was very happy with the caring staff and having old friends to visit with. Bob and his family are very fortunate and grateful he has such an amazing friend as Brian Kyle who was always there to help in any way he could and kept a smile on his face and laughter in his heart.