It is with sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved husband and father, Robert Reid McBride. “Bob“ passed away peacefully in his home in Chilliwack July 1, 2010 at the age of 71, after many years of battling COPD. Bob was born on August 1st, 1938 in Victoria and raised in Chemainus, B.C. by his parents Robert Sr. & Dorothy McBride. He was pre-deceased by his eldest sister Margaret-Anne Brodzky.
Bob is survived by his wife Margaret and children Marla(Jean), Shaun (Nadine) and Aaron McBride and grandchildren Connor, Quinn & Sheamus.
Following high school he pursued a career as a deep sea diver in the southern U.S. before joining the U.S Marine Corps. He spent 7 yrs in the marines visiting various parts of the world before getting married to the love of his life Margaret in July 1963, where they settled down in their home town of Chemanius. In 1971 the family moved to the Abbotsford / Mission area where Bob was employed with Canadian Propane (ICG) before retiring after 26 years of service.
Bob was very involved in baseball where he coached, umpired and played for several years. There will be no funeral services by request. Family and friends can feel free to drop by for an informal gathering on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 1 pm to 4 pm in Chilliwack, B.C.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lung Association.