To Bob's Family,
I located Bob through the internet while doing research on our common family - the Publicovers.
He and I are descendants of Pieter Bublikhoffer, an illiterate German farmer, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on May 2, 1752. Bob came from a line of the family that immigrated to the U.S.
Although I have lived all my adult life in Ontario, my siblings and cousins continue to live in southeast Nova Scotia.
Bob agreed to meet Brenda and I during a visit to Boston about ten years ago. He was quite frail at the time, and we were touched both by his willingness to meet us and by his obvious courage and intelligence.
Although only an acquaintance, I am proud to count Bob as a member of my family.
I extend my deep sympathies to Bob's family and friends on the occasion of his terribly sad death.
Robert E. (Bob) Publicover
163 Dunbarton Court, Ottawa K1A OG2 Canada[email protected]