Mar 12, 1921 – Jul 11, 2013
Robert Arthur Collison (Bob) born March 12, 1921 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully at Forest View Place, Clearwater BC. He was 92 years old.
For years Bob was a very active member of the Anglican Church. Prior to Clearwater he sang in the church choir, and was also the Rector and People’s warden. He brought the first mobile steel spar to Clearwater in 1966 to log for Clearwater Timber Products. In the late 70’s Bob was on the committee that obtained land from the Women’s Institute to build the Blackpool Fire Hall. He was an original Lions member and was involved in the Lions project to build Evergreen Acres Housing for seniors. Bob worked hard to see the Senior Center happen. For many years he was Santa (Inez, Mrs. Claus) for the annual No Host Bazaar and Skate-a-Thon that were hosted by the Hospital Auxiliary. He enjoyed carpet bowling and his team won Silver at the BC Senior’s Games. After retirement from Weyerhaeuser in 1984 Bob and Inez enjoyed travelling to many places in Canada, United States and Mexico.
Bob will be fondly remembered by his family: son Bill (Marilyn) of Clearwater, granddaughters Jennifer (Sam) of Surrey, BC, Melinda of Parksville, BC, great grandsons Jordan and Matthew of Parksville, BC.; son John (Charlene) of Golden, BC, granddaughters Laura of Edmonton, AB and Melissa of Calgary AB; daughter Sue (Bill) Ludtke of Clearwater, BC, grandson Jonathan of Ladysmith, BC, granddaughter Sara of Kamloops, BC.; brother-in-law Harvey (Madeline) Copeland of Quesnel, BC as well as several special nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by the love of his life, wife of 60 years, Inez, infant son Bobby, his parents John and Ada, brothers Jim, Dick, Jack, sisters Molly, Doris, Queenie and Helen.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff of Forest View Place for their kind care of our Dad. Flowers are gratefully declined in favour of donation to the Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital Auxiliary 640 Park Drive, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N1.
Following cremation a Celebration of Bob’s life will be held on August 24, 2013, at 2 PM at the Clearwater Community Baptist Church. Interment is to follow at Riverview Cemetery, Clearwater, BC. The Reverend Bruce Chamberlayne will officiate.Print This Obituary & Condolences