Robert Dunbar Scott passed away on February 11, 2004 at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 86 years. He was born on April 19, 1917 in Galt (now Cambridge), Ontario.
A private family service was held at Henderson’s Funeral Home on February 14, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.
Robert is survived by his family; caring wife Anne (nee Stooshinoff), daughters Patricia Scott of Chilliwack, B.C.; Darlene (Dirk) Espenhain of Prince George, B.C.; 5 grandchildren; Michelle, Brian, Shayle, Brandon, Nichole; brother Roger Scott and his partner Maria of Sarnia, Ont.; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert is predeceased by his parents, Foster and Bernice Scott; sister Beryl Scott and brother Donald Scott, all of Ontario.
Robert “Bob” was the oldest of four children. He worked numerous jobs and attended the Ontario College of Arts from 1936 — 1937 before he joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1941. He selected the Royal Canadian Engineers and was placed in the 2nd Division Advance — 11th Field Coy RCE in Europe during World War II and fought bravely for his country. Bob submitted several cartoon drawings to the Army magazine in England, called “Blighty” for all the troops to enjoy. He discharged from the army in 1946 and shortly after opened a photography studio in Ontario. He also worked for General Motors in Windsor, Ont. Robert rejoined the army in 1948 and while he was stationed at CFB Chilliwack, B.C. met his future wife, Anne.
During their first few years of marriage they were blessed with two daughters and lived at various Canadian Forces Bases throughout Canada. Upon Bob’s retirement from the army in 1963, Bob and Anne settled in Chilliwack, B.C. and raised their two daughters. Bob enjoyed working for School District #33 (Chwk) for 18 years as a custodian until he retired at the age of 65 years young.
Bob enjoyed raising rabbits, wine making, gardening and driving his truck. His real passion was photography, art and music. He would play the piano and organ for hours at a time. He created beautiful art work in charcoal, oil and pastel which his family will cherish and treasure always. He loved nature, animals and the outdoors and especially his wonderful grandchildren. Bob has touched many lives and will be forever remembered with loving thoughts.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the S.P.C.A. or to the charity of your choice.