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H. Robert « Bob » Saunders
It is with deep sadness that the family announces the passing of Harry
Robert (Bob) Saunders at the Upper River Valley Hospital on Saturday,
February 4, 2023, at the age of 93. Born in Andover, NB on January 12,
1930, he was the son of the late Gordon and Eva (Ritchie) Saunders. He
was predeceased by siblings Desta McDougall (Ronald), Mary Briggs
(Eric) and Louise Stevens.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Alta (Wallace)
Saunders and their five sons: Jeffrey (Coral) of Kingston, ON, Charles
(Angela) of Florenceville-Bristol, NB, Todd (Sheri) of Bass River, NB,
Tim (Judy) of Miramichi, NB and Andrew (Jill) of
Florenceville-Bristol, NB. He is also survived by ten grandchildren:
Jenna Porter (Keith), Nicholas Saunders (Reba), Trevor Saunders
(Skye), Adam Saunders (Natasha), Ashley Saunders, Sydney Saunders
(Levi), Scott Saunders (Natasha), Stephanie Saunders (Chris), Hannah
Saunders and Matthew Saunders; seven great grandchildren: Desirae,
Harper, Presley, Edyn, Ayla, Charley, and Bentley; and his brother
Jack Saunders (Dawn) and brother-in-law Rev Robert Stevens
As a young boy Bob lived in Upper Kent until his family moved to Bath
so that the children could attend High School. Bob graduated from
Bath High School in 1948.
He began working at the Bank of Nova Scotia and then started his
career in the grocery industry first delivering bread and pastries for
Lane’s Bakery and then he and Alta opened Saunders General Store
in May 1964 where they served the residents of the Florenceville area
until January 12, 1976, when it was lost by fire. Bob retired in 1995
from Thomas Equipment at the age of 65 after 15 years. His special
retirement project was the building of “Camp 66” on the
shores of the Shiktehawk in Kenneth, NB.
Bob was always ready to lend a helping hand to neighbors or any new
residents of Florenceville-Bristol. He was a proud member of the
Faith Memorial United Church where he served as a Steward, an Elder
and on the Building and Cemetery committees. He was also a member of
the Elks Lodge.
Bob and his boys could be seen all around the village shoveling snow,
trimming lawns, or cruising the streets on their Cub Cadet lawnmowers.
He enjoyed curling, camping, fishing, hunting, reading, playing cards
and watching his boys play sports. He did not miss a game or a chance
to provide coaching tips to the boys all the way home!
The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Marco, Dr.
Anderson, the staff, and caregivers on 2-North at the Upper River
Valley Hospital and his home care providers Kayla and Shelley.
Visitation will be Thursday February 9, 2023 from 1:00-2:30 pm
followed by a service at L. R. Giberson Funeral Chapel, 207 Burnham
Road at 3:00 pm. Rev. Susan Estabrooks will officiate. The funeral
service will be live streamed and can be viewed on the L.R. Giberson
Funeral Directors Facebook Page. In lieu of flowers, donations can be
made to United Church Community Cemetery fund, the Faith Memorial
Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
An interment will be held at the United Church Community Cemetery,
Maple St. at a later date.
Décès pour la Ville Florenceville-Bristol, Province Nouveau-Brunswick
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