Robert M. Senft
It saddens me to have to inform all of Bob’s friends, that Dad passed away on October 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Many of you may know that Dad had a bad fall in his shop 7 weeks ago, followed by a stroke that left him in the exact place he never wanted to be. He was of course “fixing” things, which is what he did best. Those of you who knew Bob, knew him as strong willed, could even say stubborn, with a love of life like no other person I have ever known. He certainly proved that time and time again over the past 7 weeks. Bob worked every day of his long 85 years of life. He enjoyed every day and felt a fulfillment at his accomplishments at the end of each day. I only hope that I have some of that quality. Bob retired from the Air Force, a Warrant Officer, after thirty years of service. His trade of course was “fixing” the helicopters and planes at the 442 squadron, “Air Search and Rescue”. I think that Bob was retired for about five minutes before he started “Bob’s Towing”. Murray worked with him as one of the drivers and also a mechanic; Mom also was a part of the work force and they ran that for 20 years.
Finally now to retire??
If Joy has any say now they will retire and do all the things that they planned to do. Yes finally Dad could take things a little easier; they could camp, fish and yes play golf. They both loved Kitty Coleman and spent lots of time there. They also were “snowbirds” for a few years, but missed being close to home. Mom and Dad were married for 57 years, and had two children, myself, Marlene, and my brother Murray.
They made lots of good friends, over these past 35 years of living in the valley. Murray and I would like to thank so many of them for visiting Bob over these 7 weeks. Bob was the 10th in the family of 12 , so he leaves 3 brothers Al, Harold, and Bud, to celebrate his life. Along with their families and such a wonderful family to have come from, it makes me very proud to be part of it. So as we say goodbye to “Bob” it would only be fitting that we lift a glass, of Apricot Brandy and say, “We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again some sunny day!
Your loving family Marlene and John Booth, Murray Senft & Bonnie Morrison, Dad’s loyal dog and companion, Sampson.
We are planning a celebration of Bob’s life on Saturday, November 17th at the Fallen Alders Hall, on the Royston Road, starting about 1:00 p.m.
I would like to thank Dr. Gornall for his guidance over these past weeks, and also the third floor nurses; please know what special people all of you are, at a time that is so full of
confusion and tears.