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.