We will miss you, Bob. We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Robert Phillip MacInnis on June 6, 2021, his 64th birthday. In his final hours, he was surrounded by those who loved him and those he loved most.
Bob was born to the late Lawrence and Ann MacInnis.
Keeping alive his memory are his two sons, Ian (Erica) and Collin (Paulina); brother, Bill (Barb); and sisters, Lynda (Calvin) Eddy, Bev (Ernest) Mugridge, Anita Foley and Nancy. He also leaves behind his special uncle, Cam; several cousins, aunts and uncles; many adoring nieces and nephews; and an extended family of friends.
Along with his parents, Bob was predeceased by his sister, Madeline (in infancy) and brother-in-law, Charlie Foley.
Bob accomplished many things in his life. He was a skilled tradesperson in many disciplines, an inventor and an advocate. One of his greatest skills was creativity; always learning, always soaking up knowledge and putting that knowledge to work. Over the years, through his health challenges, he did not stop persevering. If there was a bump in his road, he found a way over it, and in doing so, taught us all a lesson about what is really important in life. Above all, Bob had an inherent ability to make each person he encountered feel special. In a world that seems so busy and cluttered at times, he gave you his undistracted attention and focused on how you were feeling. If you needed someone to listen, or needed a laugh, he was the person to see. So Bob….we thank you. We thank you for your stream of ideas, your history lessons, your nick names, your patriotism and pride in your family and your Cape Breton home, your over-the-top humor, but most of all, your love.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the VON for their exceptional service going above and beyond expectations.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Words of comfort can be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
RufyardKipling – 1865-1936
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream-and not make dreams your
If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build’em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on”,
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings-nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run-
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And-which is more-you’ll be a Man, my son!
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Phillip Bob MacInnis 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia