19 September 1939 – 26 January 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and dear friend Robinson William Wright. He passed away peacefully at St Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, BC on 26 January 2014 surrounded by his family.
Rob was born in St Boniface, Manitoba and moved with his family to Vancouver, BC in 1952 when his father Norman was transferred with Canada Steamship Lines.
Early on Rob had a desire to fly and took flying lessons at the Richmond Airport (now the Vancouver International Airport) before joining the RCAF in 1962. While serving in the Air force he met and married Audrey and subsequently had two children, his daughter Kelly and son Warren.
In 1969, Rob joined Canadian Pacific Airlines (Canadian Airlines) and was based out of Vancouver from 1973 until his retirement in 1999. In retirement, Rob and Audrey pursued their passion for the ocean and spent many summers on their boat, including a memorable trip to Alaska and their most recent trip to Desolation Sound in the summer of 2013. In the winter months Rob and Audrey enjoyed spending time in Phoenix with many friends, new and old, playing golf and staying warm.
He is survived and will be missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Audrey, children, Kelly (John), Warren (Karen), grandchildren, Ian and Finlay, brother Vince and sister Norma.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Comox Valley Hospice Society would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.