HOMEWOOD, Robert John
February 5, 1911 – September 30, 2005
Robert John Homewood, late of Trillium Lodge, Parksville, British Columbia passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 30th 2005
at the age or 94 years. Bob, as he was known to all, was born in his beloved Scotland and emigrated to Canada after serving with
distinction in the 51st Highland Division of the British Army during WWII. Bob was a proud member of the Qualicum Beach Branch No. 76
of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Bob had a long and distinguished career with BC Hydro as an operating engineer serving at Burns Lake, Port Hardy and then Tofino BC,
from where he retired. Bob was recognized an honored member of the BC Hydro Pioneers.
Bob was an active and well respected member of the Masonic fraternity. He was a member of Concord Lodge No. 79 A.F. & A.M. in
Parksville, of Rainbow Lodge No. 180 in Port Hardy and of Manoah Lodge No. 141 in Tofino. Bob was also a Royal Arch Mason and a
member of Cathedral Chapter No. 35 of Port Alberni and Parksville.
The love of Bob’s life and his wife of 62 years, Margaret (Molly) Elizabeth Homewood (nee Scott) predeceased him in 2001. Bob’s only
child, Sylvia, also predeceased him in 1982, a victim of cancer taken too early in life.
Heartfelt thanks goes out to the nursing and care facility staff at Arrowsmith and Trillium Lodges in Parksville, BC, who were
Amabassador Bob’s only “family” in his last years and for whom he cared deeply.
A Memorial Service for Bob and Molly will be held in the Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville BC, on Sunday, October 16, 2005 at 1:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tour de Rock, in support of research into childhood cancer and Camp Good Times.
Donations can be made through Yates Funeral Chapel.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.