Robert Clive Banks
Robert Clive Banks passed away October 21, 2014 with family at his side as a result of a stroke. Robert was a lifetime resident of Cumberland and volunteered with the Cumberland Fire Rescue service for 46 years; collectively the Banks family has served in this capacity for over 200 years.
An active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #28 and a long time member of the Courtenay Elks Club, Banksie made a living logging, working in a sawmill, and as a longshoreman at the Campbell River Pulp Mill. Robert Banks lived life intentionally and to its fullest, he was loved by all who were fortunate enough to share time with him.
His is survived by his wife Nadine, children Roberta, John, Valerie, and bonus children Colleen and David, brothers Leonard and Edwin, and sisters Pat and Nancy, 19 grandchildren and many great-grand children. Bob was predeceased by his father Clive, mother Leonora, sisters June and Carol, and grandson Christopher.
Bob’s family laid him to rest in Cumberland Cemetery on October 24, 2014.