Robert W. Baxter
September 07, 1936 - January 22, 2021
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Robert Worsley Baxter born Sept 7, 1936 in Bralorne BC passed suddenly at home January 22nd. Survived by Yvonne loving wife of 61 years, son Aaron and partner Cori, daughter Adrienne, his beloved grandson Noah, sister in law Johanne and brother in law Len Kropielinski and their family and many cherished friends who will miss him.

Bob was a graduate architect from UBC and practiced in Vancouver, Calgary and Victoria. He specialized in heritage restoration, hospital planning, home and museum design and also served on several historical committees in Victoria.

A longtime member of the RVYC he enjoyed sailing and cruising the coast aboard his beloved sailboat Yara. As the family fixer and craftsman he embraced a variety of challenges including a boat building project especially close to his heart for Noah.

We will have a gathering to honour Bob at a later date. Love you Gramps...

"I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky,

And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by..."

From "Sea Fever" by John Masefield

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Published in The Times Colonist from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2021.
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February 14, 2021
A great person to be around,I learnt so much from Bob and Yvonne while building there home on Burnley Cls. with my father.Bobs personality and insight always made the job run smoothly.A truly gifted man and architect, but most importantly a true friend.We will miss you.
Paul De Paoli
February 4, 2021
Dear Yvonne, Aaron, Noah and Adrienne and family;
We have just learned of Bob's sudden passing and offer our sincerest sympathies on your unfathomable loss.
We remember well all our joyous times during university, and after we all graduated and Bob worked with Ron Thom at Thompson Berwick and Pratt and designed so many wonderful buildings in Vancouver; then again in Calgary where Bob designed our lovely home 'back in the day' and moved to Calgary and joined the leading architectural firms, Stevens & Partners; and, subsequently, Cohos Evamy & DeLasalle.
We so enjoyed our quiet conversations and Bob's quiet wit and humour during our coffees, dinners and many visits between our homes.
We will miss our dear friend of more than 60 years but we will remember the good times and we will fondly remember Bob each time we pass one of the many buildings that he designed in Calgary and each time we open a door in our home.
Our deepest sympathies, Yvonne.
We will tip many glasses to our departed friend as we remember him.

Allan, Patricia and sons.
Allan and Patricia Mar
February 3, 2021
We always looked forward to Bob's and Yvonne's visits to our little shop. It's been a short 4 years where we had the privilege to get to know Bob. From the cute banters between Bob and Yvonne to the fun chats between our staff, we learned how much Bob loves his family, his grandkids, 2 legged and 4 legged! His love for good wines, robust and rich, please! From all of us at our little wine shop, we will miss him. His wit, his sense of humour and his kindness.
January 31, 2021
Sincerest condolences from Natalie(Thelma and Syd Carroll's daughter)
natalie woods
January 31, 2021
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January 30, 2021
So sorry to read of your loss. Having been there many years ago I know what you are going through. In time the pain will ease and the memories will bring great comfort for you and family. Thinking of you
Iris Fowler
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