Bob was born July 27th, 1945 to Irene Lindsay (Hill) nee Grant and Don Lindsay in the Pas, MB. He was raised in the Pas, MB and on the family farm in the valley. He grew up with his siblings Ann, Jack, Tootie, and Jim.
As young adults Bob and Jack moved with their mom to BC. This is where Bob met his first wife, Susan Dustin. Together they had three children, Ken, Boe, and Patty Lynn.
Bob started off working in sawmills in BC and in the Pas in the late 1970’s Bob started working for CN where he would work until his retirement in the late 1990’s.
Bob and Sue purchased their farm in the mid 1970’s in the valley. Having worked on that farm at 17, Bob had planted the spruce trees that protected the yard. They lost the original home on the farm due to a fire; leaving them to have to rebuild, together they built a new home with some help from family and friends, they parted ways in the mid 1980’s.
Working for CN Bob was moved around a lot. He was transferred to Winnipeg in 1986 (where he met his second wife), to the Pas in 1987, to Winnipeg in 1988, to the Pas in 1989. Then finally to Melville in 1991, where he would be allowed to stay until his retirement . Needless to say his farm was rented out during this time and eventually sold. He travelled a lot between the Pas and Melville , but he stayed living in Melville.
Bob loved to visit, he loved to talk (A LOT!) He would talk to anybody, at any time, about anything,( family, farming, trucks, tractors, weather, the railroad you name it!) On the phone or in person there was rarely a second of silence (food worked) When you went in public with him you didn't know if he knew the people he was talking to or not. It’s a good thing we have a big family and lots of family friends, there was always someone at gatherings for him to talk to, these times gave him more to talk about later.
After retirement Bob spent his time doing things for and with other people. He could build or fix just about anything, if he didn’t know how he would figure it out if you didn't know how you were about to learn. It was up to you how much you wanted to learn from him. If you gave him any inkling that you needed him, he was there by your side, ready to help you with whatever was going on in your life, good or bad.
Bob was predeceased by his mother Irene, his father Don, his step mother Bernice, his brothers Jim and Allan, his sister Ann, his sister in law Pat and his great grandson Josh.
He is survived by his twin brother Jack, his sister Tootie (Vern), his sister in law Val, brother in law Len, his children Ken, Boe, Patty Lynn (Dev), their mother Sue, his grandchildren Brennan, Kirsten, Ryan, Lindsay, Zane and Weslee, his great grandchildren Mason, Shilo, Lucy and Carter Jr., Penny, Lesley, Dawn, Gerry, as well as many nieces, nephews and countless cousins.
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A private graveside service was held Monday, May 4, 2020 at Lakeside Cemetery, The Pas, Manitoba with James Hemauer presiding.
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