August 4, 1936 – October 9, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Edwards (Bob) at the Comox Valley Hospice, Comox, BC after a long and courageous struggle with COPD.

Bob was born and brought up in Newmarket, ON. His working career spanned the RCAF at 4 Wing Germany where 54 years ago this month he met and married Yettie. Upon returning to Canada they settled in the Barrie ON area where Bob joined the OPP and then the Canada Employment Centre.

Upon their retirement they moved to the Comox Valley to be closer to their children.

Predeceased by his parents Dr. J.C.R. and Caroline Edwards.

Survived by his loving wife Yettie, children Caroline (Reg), Rob (Tanja), Michael (Julie)

and Jennifer (Ian). Proud Grandpa Bob to 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Siblings Davis, John (Mary Jean), Richard and Jane, brothers in law Reinder (Dianne) and Ron, and many nephews and nieces.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to our doctors, the supportive Home Care team, the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital and for the compassion and care received at the Hospice Unit.

A reception for family and friends will be held on Saturday morning, October 17th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Piercy’s Mt Washington Funeral Home, 440 England Ave, Courtenay.

Memorial donations to the Comox Valley Hospice Unit or the BC Lung Association.

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