Robert (Bob) Washington 19 Aug 1934; 10 Dec 2016 We are sad to have lost husband, father, grandfather and extraordinary human being, who gently passed away December 10th after several months of dealing with cancer.
Bob was born in Wadena, SK August 19, 1934. He worked at what he truly loved, which was broadcasting and that took him to Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Montreal, then back to Winnipeg. The "Voice of K-Tel" became known worldwide when Bob began doing spots for TV. These were telecast everywhere, including England, Australia and the USA.
He and his wife Linda moved to Vancouver BC in 2005 to be with their son Rob, daughter Susan, and grandchildren Jackson and Annie.
Bob always served his community in so many ways, volunteering wherever there was a need, whether Variety Telethons, Red River Exhibition, YWG as a "Gold Wing", Pan Am Games, Meals on Wheels, YVR as a "Green Coat", emcee at Brock House, helping with dinners at First United, helping make sandwiches Saturday mornings at CMU for "street meals" for youth, and so many more organizations with which he was associated. He was proud to be a contributing "patient" for the Standardized Patient Program.
Bob was a supporter of many charities but a favourite of his was the BC SPCA.
A Memorial Celebration of Life will be held at Canadian Memorial United Church on December 22nd .
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Dec. 13, 2016.