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BONE, Robert Jay
June 7, 1929 - April 9, 2013
Bob passed away peacefully at Richmond Hospital on April 9, 2013 at the age of 83. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife and best friend Barrie, his caring daughter Laurie (David), son Rob and stepson Darren. Predeceased by his brother Don, Bob is survived by brother Jack (Wendy), sisters Shirley and Kay and many extended family members. Born in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Bob attended school in Calgary, Alta and Nelson, B.C. A graduate of Vancouver Normal School, he earned a B Ed (Secondary) and an M Ed at UBC. His education career was in Richmond, B.C. as both a respected teacher and principal, retiring in 1988. He loved the outdoors and filled his life with camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, sailing, RVing, traveling and in his later years, cruising and golfing (his greatest love). We would like to thank Dr. M. Myckatyn, Family Physician, for his many years of excellent care and patience, Dr. P. Tsang, Hematologist and Dr. J. Yee, Lung Surgeon for their dedicated care. We also wish to thank the Doctors and staff at Richmond Hospital, including Palliative Care, for excellent care and the Nurses in Ambulatory Care for making his lengthy transfusions bearable. A special thank you to Gary Berg, the neighbour we all wish we had. During his illness, Bob kept his sense of humour and accepted his condition with courage. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at a later date. In memory of Bob, a donation to your favorite charity will be appreciated.
DEATH LEAVES A HEARTACHE NO ONE CAN HEAL.
LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY NO ONE CAN STEAL.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2013