Born in Cumberland, BC on May 8, 1938
Bob passed away on Sept. 30, 2015 at the Comox Valley Seniors Village in Courtenay. He was born on May 8, 1938 in Cumberland and lived his early years there. After graduation, Bob worked in the logging industry at various camps, Crown Zellerbach and over 30 years with MacMillan-Bloedel at Menzies Bay. Bob gave his life to serving the community and was awarded a Citizen of the Century
this past year. Over his life he served as a director of the Fallen Alders Community Club, the Comox Valley Curling Club and was past president of both Comox Valley Citizens on Patrol and the Evergreen Club. Bob loved acting, theatre, hunting, fishing, jazz music and history. Cards were an important part of his life and he was an avid cinch and crib player. He was very involved in black powder re-enactment where he was known as “Papa Bear”. Always on the move, he enjoyed travelling in the United States and Canada to tour historical sites or to listen to Dixieland jazz. He was a charter member and officer of the Order of Demolay in his youth. In later years, he joined the Hiram Masonic Lodge # 26 and was a member and past officer of Florence Chapter # 53, Courtenay and Chas Maria Chapter # 76, Campbell River, Order of Eastern Star. Bob especially enjoyed traveling all over British Columbia and Yukon where he made many good friends. Bob was not a person who stayed at home even when visitors came to see him at the Village, he always said, “Let’s go”!
Bob is predeceased by his father Frank Bruon and his mother Julianna Bruon. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Dianne, daughters, Tracy (Dave) and Tammy (Colin), grandchildren, I an (Lauren), Julie (Doug) and Brad, beloved great grandchildren, Georga and Joey, brother Frank (Dolores). Sisters Pearl, and Mary (John) as well as sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Florence Filberg Centre. Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. would be appreciated. Please join us in remembering Bob by visiting our memorial at www. piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com.