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Robert Steven BROWN
Père : BROWN
Décès le : 2008-11-21
Parution : 2008-11-24
Conjoint(e) : Therese Caron
Paru dans : North Bay Nugget, ON

BROWN, Robert Steven - It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear husband, father and grandfather, on November 21, after a valiant battle with cancer. Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Therese (Caron) and his children Robert Jr., Deborah, and Allan (Claudia). Bob will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren, Ryley, Alyssa, Mathew, Rachel, Jonathan and Michael, and by his brother Edward Brown (Erica), and sisters Marilyn Buchanan (David), Carrie Birtch and Margaret McChesney. Bob was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Born on March 8th, 1942 in North Cobalt, Ontario, Bob graduated from the Haileybury School of Mines in 1963 with a Mining Technician Diploma. He then attended Michigan Technological University where, in 1967, he earned his B. Sc. in Mining Engineering. Bob had and illustrious mining career spanning more than 30 years and taking him all over the world. His career covered all aspects of mine development, shaft sinking, construction and engineering. A published author, Bob was known throughout the industry as one the most knowledgeable, innovative and dedicated industry professionals. Bob worked for the Redpath Group of Companies since 1975 and retired on December 31, 1999 as President of the company he helped grow into one of the world's preeminent mine contracting companies. While Bob loved his profession, his greatest passion was flying. As a child he would scribble pictures in his textbooks of aircraft he dreamed he would one day fly. He spent a lifetime achieving those dreams logging 3300 hours in the air flying everything from Beavers and Cessnas to his beloved Super Cubs. He became the quintessential ‘flying enthusiast' over the years with cross country excursions to Alaska and Newfoundland, building airplanes with his friends, and constantly acquiring and refurbishing aircraft. Bob generously mentored others who shared his joy of flying. He founded the Young Eagles flying program, which introduces kids to the joy of flying, and dedicated numerous hours to the organization. He also volunteered as Chairman of the Jack Garland Airport Corporation in 2004. Bob leaves behind a legacy of achievement in life and will be long remembered by his family and friends for his kindness and generosity. He will be missed tremendously but the memories and stories of his life will be cherished for many years to come. Family will be receiving friends at HILLSIDE FUNERAL SERVICES, 362 Airport Rd., North Bay, on Monday November 24th from 7-9pm. A Funeral Service to celebrate Bob's life will be held Tuesday, November 25th at 10 am at the funeral home. Rev. Elizabeth Fraser officiating. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Bay General Hospital Foundation. Condolence messages can be sent online at www.hillsidefuneral.ca 11331260

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