Robert (Bob) Gordon Weir

  • Apr. 22, 2013 7:00 a.m.

1941 – 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing on April 22, 2013 of Robert (Bob) Weir at the age of 71. He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 6, 1941 and raised in Vernon, B.C. from 1952. Bob was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill), Constance Jean and his daughter, Valarie.

Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.

He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, daughter Debbie (Trevor), grandchildren Alycia and Matthew, great grandson Trace, brother Doug (Judi), nephews Keith (Shawna) and Cal (Bonnie). There are also many friends who will miss him greatly.

Bob apprenticed at Vernon Daily News as a typographer and later became a successful business man and co-founder of Vernon Accu-Print Ltd.

He also had the honour of being the only lifetime member of the Kalamalka Fly Fishers in Vernon. He retired to Parksville, B.C. on Vancouver Island to continue his lifelong passion for fishing.

He was well known for his flies and rod building and many hours were spent in the “Snake room” with friends, “Tying flies and tellin’ lies”. He will always be remembered for his outgoing, love-of-life personality, social gatherings and of course his famous BBQ’s. Many camping and fishing trips bring a smile to all that had the pleasure of going with him.

His generosity was legendary and he truly was an original!

Tight Lines Forever, Bob!

A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Morningstar Golf Course Pavilion, Parksville, B.C., from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

An open house is also planned for Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Weir Farm, 1090 Otter Lake Road, Armstrong, B.C. at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Just Posted

The Parksville Civic and Technology Centre at 100 Jensen Ave. (PQB News file photo)
Parksville 2020 annual report now ready for public feedback

Documents can be viewed online; comments or questions to be submitted before noon on July 5, 2021

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

A Lotto 6/49 ticket purchased in Parksville for the June 19, 2021 draw is a $3M winner. (Submitted photo)
Winning Lotto 6/49 ticket worth $3M purchased in Parksville

Lottery prize winners have 52 weeks to claim jackpot

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
VIDEO: Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Chilliwack secondary school’s principal is apologizing after a quote equating graduation with the end of slavery in the U.S. was included in the 2020-2021 yearbook. (Screenshot from submitted SnapChat)
B.C. student’s yearbook quote equates grad to end of slavery; principal cites editing error

Black former student ‘disgusted’ as CSS principal apologizes for what is called an editing error

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo by Peter Versteege)
BC Liberal leadership candidate condemns ‘senseless violence’ of Okanagan church fires

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross says reconciliation isn’t about revenge for past tragedies

A coroner’s inquest will be taking place at the Capitol Theatre in Port Alberni for the next week. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Teen B.C. mom who died following police custody recalled as ‘friend to many’

Police sent Jocelyn George to hospital after intoxication had gone ‘beyond the realm’ of normal detox

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2020, file photo, Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. Nassib on Monday, June 21, 2021, became the first active NFL player to come out as gay. Nassib announced the news on Instagram, saying he was not doing it for the attention but because “I just think that representation and visibility are so important.” (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

More than a dozen NFL players have come out as gay after their careers were over

Penticton Indian Band Chief Greg Gabriel speaks to the Sacred Hearts Catholic Church burning down early Monday morning, June 21, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton band chief condemns suspicious burning of 2 Catholic churches

Both Catholic church fires are deemed suspicious, says RCMP

COVID-19 daily cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day moving average to June 17, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections drop to 90 on Sunday, 45 Monday

Pandemic spread dwindles as 77% of adults receive vaccine

Emergency vehicles are parked outside of the Wintergreen Apartments on Fourth Avenue. (SUSAN QUINN / Alberni Valley News)
Port Alberni RCMP investigate stabbing on Fourth Avenue

Two men were found with ‘significant’ injuries near Wintergreen Apartments

By protesting uninvited in First Nations’ territories, conservationists are acting in a neocolonial or paternalistic manner, says Huu-ay-aht Chief Robert Dennis. Photo by Heather Thomson
A closer look: do Vancouver Island First Nations support the war in the woods?

First Nations/environmentalist old growth alliance uneasy, if it exists at all

Most Read