Robert (Bob) Melbourne Giles
Robert (Bob) Melbourne Giles of Fredericton passed away on
July 19, 2021. He was 85 years of age.
Bob is survived by his wife, Catherine (Dawkins), and his
three children, Peter, Rebekah (London Ontario) and Caroline
(Fredericton). He also leaves six grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin,
Emma, Nicholas, Olivia, and Samuel. He had a significant presence in
their lives. He was also affectionally referred to as
“Gramp” by many of their friends, who enjoyed
spending time at his home.
He was predeceased by his father Ernest and mother, Laura
(Grant); his dear sister, Marjorie Tibert; and a son-in-law, Brian
Bob grew up in Devon and spent many years after that living
in the Fredericton area. After he retired the family moved to
Rusagonis, where he enjoyed country living for the past 40 years. He
was self- employed for the majority of his working career, operating
several businesses within the city. Prior to Bob going out on his own,
he was employed with Provincial Motors where he excelled in sales and
customer service. In recognition, he was awarded many
complimentary trips which allowed him and Catherine to enjoy
travelling to Europe, South America, and Hawaii.
Bob contributed to the community by being one of the founding
members of the Naskwaaksis Kinsmen, a member of the Fredericton
Curling Club, and a member of the Devon Baptist Church.
Bob valued the many friends he had over the years. More
recently, he became good friends with Ray Davidson who he greatly
appreciated for his thoughtfulness and the good company he
Bob was often known to speak his mind freely, much to the
enjoyment of his grandchildren, and to the benefit of those who needed
There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at a
later time. A private family interment will take place at
the Forest Hill cemetery
The family would like to thank the many people who had been
involved in his care, and to all the others that helped out
over the past several years as his health
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Bob Melbourne Giles 19362021..
Death notice for the town of: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick