Sept. 27, 1929 – April 29, 2016
The family of Robert King Dargie are sad to announce his passing on April 29, 2016 in Courtenay, B.C. Bob was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary and his brother George. He is survived by his wife Patricia Cutt and his dog Lucky; son Peter (Leslie); daughter Anne (Jack); grandchildren Cheryl (Mike) Sloan, Robert Dargie, Thomas (Hayley) Dargie and Crystal (Kyle) Lahd; great granddaughter Daisy Dargie; sister Mary McKinnon and Grace Brickman as well as many nieces and nephews.
Bob belonged to the Elk’s Club and Native Sons of Canada. He served as a Courtenay Volunteer Fireman for 27 years and he belonged to the Courtenay Lawn Bowling Club up until a few years ago.
Bob trained to be a cabinet maker with Art Tilbe in the very early 1950’s. He worked for the City of Courtenay in the Public Work Department until he started Darben Campers with Ray Bennett in 1966/67 and continued in business until his retirement in 1991.
He loved to fish, hunt and camp. Bob loved to do woodworking, building 4 houses and he even built boats (in the living room of his first house!) The last boat was called “Thumper” which he spent many happy hours in. He also played softball and curled with/for the Courtenay Volunteer Firemen.
Some of Bob’s happiest times were when he went camping with his Fireman friends and families at the Campbell Lakes, helping his son (Peter) with building projects and later in his life, hunting with his son-in-law Jack.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Private family arrangements.