HALL, Robert (Bob) Edward
Born in Vancouver, June 1, 1920, died November 20, 2004. Survived by his wife Margaret (Peggy) of Parksville, sister Kaye Monrufet of Port Alberni, son John of Vancouver and daughter Janet of Sydney Australia. Bob had a quiet determination and quick wit that he kept to his last days. In the last two years, his wife and Bob had moved from Vancouver to Craig Bay and enjoyed their new home at the beach side, particularly the local walks with their dog, meeting all of their new community of friends. Bob was a talented tradesman, beginning his working life in Vancouver’s Sumner foundry that supplied war materials. He quickly turned his talents to other small businesses that supplied bathroom fittings and recycled materials for building uses. Bob and Peggy owned and managed care facilities in Vancouver for 23 years in the Shaughnessy/Kerrisdale district of Vancouver. They retired to the island where many of Bob’s remaining relatives live. His mother, the late Edna Robinson (born Guilfoyle) and father Norman, lived in Victoria for many years so Bob spent time visiting the island with his family while living in Vancouver. Bob was a keen sports enthusiast, with a particular love for tennis, which he introduced to his two children by coaching them on public courts at Stanley Park, McBride Park and Tatlow Park. They joined Jericho Tennis Club, where Bob had also played before the war when the club was first becoming established. Bob and Peggy joined the Arbutus Club in the later years of his life in Vancouver, holding a membership for 25 years. His family will fondly miss Bob’s cheeky sense of humour and gentle, quiet and caring manner. The family would like to give a special thanks to the wonderful support of the Craig Bay community who have rallied together to provide love and care and organize a celebratory dinner at Bob and Peggy’s home on Saltspring Drive on Friday, November 26. Donations to honour Bob’s memory may be made to The Canadian Tennis Association to assist in future junior development across Canada. Please note on the cheque “in memory of Robert Hall” and send to: The Canadian Tennis Assocation, 1 Shoreham Drive, Toronto, Ontario M3N 1S4.