Robert « Bob » Tompkins
Robert Donald Tompkins passed away peacefully at his home on Monday,
April 6th, 2021. He was 74.
Robert “Bob/Bobby” was born on November 17th, 1946 to
Clara (Wright) & Roy of Odell, NB.
Bob married Pam (Hollins) on September 25th, 1971. He loved her, the
life they built together and every minute of their 49 years of
marriage with all of his heart.
Bob had two daughters whom he named Tobian (Tobi) & Shelby. He
loved his girls but was glad when the odds evened out with the
marriage of Tobi & Robert Pirie, and Shelby & Jeremy Kennedy.
He was proud of his sons-in-law and enjoyed their annual hunting
Bob’s Pride & Joy were his grandchildren and he was honored
to be their Papa. He would take them on four-wheeler rides, saw all
their Christmas concerts, watched their sporting events and would
always have pull-tabs for them. Cole, Jackson, Kelsey, Andrew &
Casidy will never forget the word “cussed.” Papa never
missed a birthday celebration and always recalled the day they were
Bob’s proudest moments were winning the Maritime ’A’
Baseball Championship in 1979, celebrating his 25th wedding
anniversary to Pam, spending summers at Baird’s Campground,
trips to various camps to snowmobile or hunt, winning on a pull-tab
and carrying it in his pocket for weeks, playing a mean game of cards
and his dog, Benji.
Bob started working for the DOT In 1977 as a labourer. In 1987 he was
promoted to supervisor of the chip seal crew and then the Licford
Garage. In 1999 Bob returned to school at NBCC-Moncton and completed
the Highway Supervisor I. In 2002 after 25 years of service, Bob
retired. Bob took pride in his job; he could name every road in
Victoria and Carleton County and recall the exact year it was chip
Bob enjoyed spending time with his many friends. Playing a game of
45’s, washer toss, having a good cup of coffee, talking about
the latest weather, construction or even gossip filled his days and
brought upon many laughs.
Bob is survived by his brothers, Lynn, Jimmy (Sally) and Kevin
(Glenna). He was predeceased by his mother & father; sister Faye
& brother Dwayne. He is survived by his in-laws, Donnie, Colleen
(Fraser) Brian (Bert), Jeff (Daphne) Kelly Bucci and Alanda (Michael)
Hollins. He was predeceased by his brother in-laws Herman Crawford and
Mike Hollins. He also has many nieces, nephews, great nieces &
nephews and cousins.
In honour of Bob, the family asks that you purchase a pull tab and
enjoy the pull with family. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made
to MacKellar Cemetery or Dunroamin Stray & Rescue.
Thank you to Extra Mural & Dr. Allison Kennedy for their care the
past two years.
Thank you to the community of Arthurette, where Bob called home for 48
years. Family & Friends always knew that yellow house with the
yellow garage, 6 houses up from the post office, with the big gardens.
They always had a story or two.
~The moment your heart stopped, mine changed forever~
Resting at Brunswick Funeral Home with visitation on Friday from 4-8
pm. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at his home, 1690 Route
109, Arthurette, NB, on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2 pm. Interment
will follow in the MacKellar Cemetery.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a maximum of 60 are allowed in the
funeral home at any given time and masks are mandatory.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home,
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Robert Bob Tompkins 19462021..
Décès pour la Ville: Perth-Andover, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick