August 9, 2019
Bob died peacefully in his sleep on August 9th after a 9-month battle with dementia and a weakened heart. He died in the Stanford Seniors Village, Parksville BC., near his home in Nanoose Bay. He was in his 87th year.
Born in Hamilton ON, the eldest son of the late Thomas and Alma Coleman, Bob fell in love and married Eva Hujer of Burlington ON 59 years ago. Together, they proudly
raised four boys, as Bob’s postings as a senior federal public servant for almost 40 years took them from Hamilton to Ottawa, Toronto (Oakville) and Vancouver. He retired as the Finance and Administration Director for B.C. and the Yukon for Employment and Immigration Canada.
In retirement, Bob used his skills in accounting and administration to become an active community member in the several golf clubs and condo associations where he made his home on Vancouver Island. He also worked part-time in fiscal management for the Vancouver Board of Trade. The family get-away is a waterfront cottage on Savary Island, BC.
Bob is survived by his wife Eva and their sons: Robert (Lesley) of Aurora, ON; Dr. Ronald (Kristi) of Sacramento, Calif.; Stanley (Brenda) of North Vancouver, BC; and Terry (Jennifer) of South Surrey, BC.
He will be sadly missed by his eight grandchildren: Charly, Thomas, Iliana, Mandy, Jack, and Troy (all in university) and Scott and Alexa Coleman (both finishing high school).
Bob was the dear older brother of Thomas (Eloise) Coleman of Brockville ON, and brother-in-law of Doris Coleman of Ajax ON and of Elaine Hujer (late Joseph) of Hamilton. He was predeceased by a sister Margaret (Alan) Foster of Hamilton and a brother Murray of Ajax.
Bob also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family burial in the Troy Cemetery near Hamilton in the fall.
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