LONG, Robert Hayden
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1929 - 2013
Robert passed away peacefully January 4 in the Purdy Pavillion at UBC Hospital. Bob was born in Winnipeg and moved to Vancouver when he was nine years old. As a young man in Vancouver, Bob played semi-professional baseball at Cap Stadium. He met Lorraine at a high school track meet and spent the next 66 years with her. Bob served as lieutenant-governor of Kiwanis and then dedicated many years to overseeing the Kiwanis Court Housing Committee. Bob enjoyed world travel, his RV, his yearly vacation in Mexico and spending time with his family. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Irene Long. He is survived by his wife Lorraine and by his children: Joanne Long (Brian Pulham), Bob (Cynthia), Janis Servais (Tom) and Doug (Sandy). He loved spending time with his seven grandchildren: Christina, Jennifer, Stephanie, (Aaron), Sean, Robert, Danny, and Natalie. Great- grandchildren, Lily and Cooper were recent additions to Bob's life. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Purdy Pavillion where Bob spent his last year. Please join us in a celebration of Bob's life at the Charthouse Restaurant, Steveston on January 12, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital or the Heart and Stroke Fund.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 8, 2013