CHRISTIE, Robert (Bob)

April 27, 1922 – July 4, 2009

Our dearly loved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on July 4, 2009, comforted by family. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Canada with his parents as a young child. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII from 1941 – 1945 as a convoy escort in the North Atlantic and participated in D-Day. He rejoined the Royal Canadian Navy and served from 1951 – 1971 retiring as a Chief Petty Officer 1st Class. On his last ship, he served as the Coxswain of the newly christened HMCS Protecteur. After retiring in 1971, he and his family moved from Nova Scotia to the Lower Mainland, where he started a new ten year career as a Custom’s Officer. After retiring in 1982, he and his wife, Hilda, spent many happy summers on Vancouver Island fishing for salmon where friends and family were always welcome. When he wasn’t fishing, they were traveling in their fifth wheel to the Yukon, California, Florida and across Canada. He also enjoyed many camping and fishing trips with his grandchildren throughout BC. Bob loved fishing, hockey and woodworking. His gentle smile and soft laughter will be missed terribly. He is survived by his loving wife, Hilda, of over 62 years; son Allan (Gerri); daughter Susan; son David; grandchildren Gerald (Debbie), David (Tammy), Rob; Eryn (Chris); and great-grandchildren Lamara, Alex and Graham. A memorial service will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC on July 20, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.

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