Photo de Robert Ross Stephen CHRISTENSON
Fiche créée le : 2005-11-04
Robert Ross Stephen CHRISTENSON
Mère : Mary
Décès le : 2005-11-04
Parution : 2005-11-08
Conjoint(e) : Jean Christenson
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

Robert "Bob" Ross Stephen Christenson Funeral arrangements by Chapel Lawn Funeral Home Peacefully, with his family by his side Bob passed away on November 4, 2005 at the Meadowood Personal Care Home. Bob is predeceased by his loving wife Jean; parents Andrew and Mary; 4 sisters and 4 brothers. Bob leaves to cherish his memory, his children Andrew Christenson (Wendy), Stephen Christenson (Dawn), Brian Christenson (Kathi), Debbie Hossack (Dave Currie), and Sharon Wiens (Henry); grandchildren Michelle (Joseph), Deanna, Rhonda (Jeff), Scott, Janelle, Todd, Lee, Kathleen, Korey, Sean, Carly, and David; 2 great-grandchildren Kieran and Kaylyn. Bob is also survived by one sister Bea Stromberg. Bob graduated from Parry Sound High School and enlisted in the RCAF as an underage volunteer just as the Second World War was ending. Upon completion of basic training he was posted to air force fire fighter training school. He retired after 27 years of proud service as a fire fighter having attained the rank of Sergeant. At the start of his career while based in Winnipeg, Bob met and married the love of his life, his companion and best friend, Jean. They were married October 8, 1948 and celebrated their lives together for fifty seven years. Bob and Jean’s home was always an open and welcoming place for their children and their many friends. He would often bring home young fire fighter trainees far from home for a home cooked meal and friendly ear. Bob could be found Saturday nights rooting for the Leafs to beat the Habs or in the kitchen drinking tea and talking to his children’s friends. Bob was an avid outdoors man, conservationist, expert hunter, and master angler. Bob loved sports and excelled at curling, bowling and golf. During quiet times he loved to read Louis Lamour westerns, listen to country music and go for long drives with the family. After his retirement Bob took a job for several years as a safety officer at the Inco mine in Thompson. In order to be closer to family Bob and Jean moved to Winnipeg where Bob worked for Sears at Polo Park. Bob and Jean loved helping their children raise their own children and Bob spent many hours doting on his grandchildren. In 1986 Bob joined the Corps of Commissionaires and was based at the NCR Building in Winnipeg until illness forced him to retire again. Serious health problems slowed Bob down but the love and support of Jean and his family got him back on his feet. Jean and Bob took this time to travel and spend time with their family. Bob’s quiet strength and sense of humour carried him through this period. He was happiest spending time with Jean and teaching his grandchildren how to drive their parents crazy. Even with failing health and the loss of Jean, bob maintained a welcoming and friendly spirit. Now you are back together with Mom and at rest. We will miss you. Thanks to the wonderful staff at the Meadowood Personal Care Home for their exceptional compassionate and loving care for Bob. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, Dad requested any donations be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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