November 17, 1931 – May 15, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather on May 15th 2019 at 87 years of age.
Bob was predeceased by his father Robert, mother Beatrice and brother Harry. He leaves to mourn his wife of 65 years Georgina, children, Robert (Kimberley), Cathy (Larry), and Debbie (Eric). He will also be missed by his five grandchildren, Cameron (Lindsay), Ashley ( Jason), Sean (Andria), Landon (Nikki) and Shelby (Cory); as well as his six great grandchildren (all boys), Bentley, Finley, Harrison, Beckem, Henry and Mason.
Bob was born in Sunderland, England in 1931 and as a child experienced the horrors of the blitz during Second World War. In his early teens he participated in a pen-pal program with similar aged students in Canada and was partnered with a girl named Georgina Rodway. They remained in contact over the years. Working as a journeyman electrician deep in a colliery in Sunderland, Bob took a leap of faith and immigrated to Canada, arriving at Halifax, Pier 21 on the 15 November 1951. Bob was warmly welcomed by the Rodway family and a romance blossomed between the two pen pals with nuptials taking place in Winnipeg in November of 1953. Bob started work with Winnipeg Hydro in 1953 and remained there for 16 years. Along with taking numerous electrical and mechanical courses through the years dad joined the army reserves obtaining the rank of lieutenant. In the midst of this Bob and Georgina raised a family of a son and two daughters on Beverley Street. Dad continued taking courses and eventually left Hydro to work at City Hall (Administration Building) as Supervisor Electrical Services for the City of Winnipeg, where he retired in 1982.
In between all this hard work dad and mom purchased a cottage at Brereton Lake, where his children and eventually his grandchildren spent many a happy summer enjoying the wonders of the Whiteshell. Dad could always be seen tinkering about the boathouse building this or that and making sure that anything he built would withstand hurricane force winds, (much to the chagrin and sore backs of those who assisted him in moving his creations). Dad was very proud of the card he received from Buckingham Palace from the Queen honouring his and our mother’s diamond anniversary. But he was most proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a quiet and reserved man and could be a bit authoritarian…but he did it all with love. We miss you dad.
We would like to thank the staff at Concordia Hospital for their care and support during our father’s last days as well as the staff and caregivers at Concordia Village the last six years.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Robert Green 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Winnipeg, Province: Manitoba