Robert Bliss Arthurson
With a heavy heart we announce the passing of Robert Bliss Arthurson, on May 26th, 2020 at the Selkirk Regional Health Center.
Bliss leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Connie, his children Jacqueline, Robert, Sherry (Wayne), Brad, and Karen (Victor). He will also be missed by his 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters Sarah, Lillian, Merdina (Percy), Ila (Doug), Ivy (Terry) and by his brother Ralph (Virginia). He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Bliss was predeceased by his parents Arthur and Susan, 3 brothers, and several in-laws.
Bliss was born in Norway House, Manitoba on January 10th, 1931. In his younger years he worked as a trapper, fisherman and forest ranger. He also worked for the Manitoba Government until his retirement. He was happiest writing songs and singing with his band members, Pat and John Mowatt, The Nelson Rivers Ramblers. Later, he enjoyed his time fishing with his grandchildren, golfing, traveling and spending time with friends. Bliss and Connie also enjoyed their time working at The Marina at Hecla Island.
In keeping with his wishes, a memorial service was held at Gilbart Funeral Home and his ashes were laid to rest at St. Clement’s Churchyard.
The family would like to thank the Dialysis Team, Dr. Prematilake, Homecare providers and the many nurses and support staff at SRHC for the wonderful care given to Robert.
Donations in Bliss’ memory can be made to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at www.gilbartfuneralhome.com.
Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Robert Bliss Arthurson May 26 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Selkirk, Province: Manitoba