Viscount, Robert Alexander – of Lion’s Head, known simply as Bob, lost his battle with multiple myeloma, August 5, 2021 on his 69th birthday. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Cathy, son Grant, brother Joe, sister Michelle, numerous nieces, nephews and friends scattered across the country. Bob lived a full life filled with humour, kindness, optimism and enthusiasm. His smile could light up a room. His ability to absorb knowledge gave him one of his nicknames, Encyclopedia Bobtanica. He was an accomplished problem solver and could MacGyver anything. He loved everything about the water. He and Cathy were preparing their sailboat in Florida to sail to the Bahamas when COVID hit.
Bob had many passions; motorcycles, boats, scuba diving (certified dive instructor), growing fruits and vegetables recently researching hydroponics, geology, anthropology, politics, and music, especially the blues. His hands were never still and he wasn’t afraid to try anything. As a younger man he was a railway brakeman, boat builder, and master carpenter specializing in industrial scaffolding. When his knees gave out he turned to the transportation industry where he drove big rigs, tour buses and finally after retirement a local school bus and shuttle bus for Bruce Anchor. He could drive anything as attested to by his driver’s license.
Cremation has taken place. I would like to thank especially Dr. Jonathan Thomas for his compassion as we navigated this journey. If you wish to make a donation please consider Lion’s Head Hospital Auxiliary or Bruce Peninsula Hospitals Foundation.