passed away on Saturday October 1, 2011. Bob was predeceased by his wife, Iris, on July 4th of this year. Bob will be greatly missed by his children Robert Steele, Jr., Timothy Steele, Deirdre Melton (husband Andrew), Erin Batting (husband Robert); his grandchildren Graeme Melton, Kelly Melanson (husband Shane), Kavan Melton, Caitlin Batting, Connor Batting and great granddaughter, Brooke Melanson. Bob was predeceased by his son Peter, in 1985. He is also survived by his sisters, Evelyn Brown of Winnipeg and Bert Rollins of Calgary.
Bob was born in New Westminster, B.C. on August 30, 1923, the 6th of 8 children. Bob met Iris in Calgary in 1944 when he was attending a Survival Training Course prior to heading to the far east to be attached to an RAF Squadron where he served as a Navigator/ Bombardier during the Burma campaign. He returned in 1945 and married Iris in Banff, Alberta in 1947. Bob attended UBC and graduated with a degree in Forestry in 1949. After they married Bob moved to Edmonton Alberta where he was employed by the Alberta Government for many years in Resource Management.
Bob retired in 1981 and in 1986 Bob and Iris moved to Qualicum Beach, B.C. where he pursued an active lifestyle, fulfilled his passion for golf and gardening and enjoyed great times with many dear friends.
Many thanks to Dr. John Atherstone, Dr. Peter Haslett, Dr. Jorge Denegri and all of the wonderful health care providers for their unrelenting care and attention to our father.”