WRIGHT, Robert Harold Chadwick (Bob)
November 28, 1930 - April 17, 2013
Bob Wright, Founder, President and CEO of Oak Bay Marine Group, passed away peacefully at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia in the early evening hours of April 17 with his beloved wife Yun at his side.
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Bob followed his passion for the ocean and moved west with a dream. Some 50 years later, the "Gumboot Fisherman" leaves a legacy with operations in Canada, the U.S., and the Bahamas.
Bob was a born leader whose passion and enthusiasm were infectious. Described as a visionary, a dreamer, and a creator, Bob's larger-than-life personality inspired all those who knew him.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Yun; children Randy, Robin and Ronald; his grandchildren; his OBMG family; and all those who shared in his life. At Bob's request, there will be no Funeral. Information on a Celebration of Life will be communicated when the details have been finalized.
Published in The Edmonton Journal on Apr. 27, 2013