Bob Richardson

Bob Richardson

Passed away suddenly and peacefully at home in his sleep in Courtenay,
British Columbia on November 25, 2012. He was born in Southampton, England
in 1941. Upon graduation from Reading University he emigrated to Canada in
the early 1960’s where he began his high school teaching career. He married
Eleanor Ward in 1972 in Thunder Bay, Ontario where they resided and taught
high school. In 1995 they relocated to Brentwood Bay on Vancouver Island.
For the past three years he has lived in Courtney, B.C.  He was predeceased
by his loving wife, friend and soul mate Eleanor in 2007. Survived by his
brother David (Kathy) in England and his two nieces Fiona (Stephen) and
Janet, his sister – in –laws Betty Inksetter Lacoste (Michael),  and Joan
Bowman (Jack) in British Columbia.
Also remembered by his nieces and nephews, Mahlon, Elizabeth, Katherine,
Jonathan, Brian, and Scott. He will be deeply missed by his husky and
special pal Toby.
A Celebration of his Life in Brentwood Bay will be announced in the New
In memory of Bob, donations may be made to your local SPCA.

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5 thoughts on “

  1. Mike Quinn

    Bob was a terrific guy and a great neighbor.Always finding the time for people he had a great many interesting stories to share. He and his faithful companion Toby were a fixture in our neighborhood and will be missed by many. Our condolences to his family for their loss.

  2. Katherine Inksetter

    Bob was always chuckling at things – finding the humour in life and enjoying other people’s perspective on things. Engaging him in conversation revealed a sharp mind open to just about anything. His sudden passing leaves a hole in our lives. He is, and will be, missed. There is some consolation in that he passed so peacefully and is now with his beloved Eleanor. x

  3. Les Kruger

    It was a pleasure teaching with Bob in Thunder Bay. We spent many hours at each other’s homes for hot coffee or cold beer. Always full of humour, he was a pleasure to be around. He was always a good friend.

  4. Joanne McGowan

    I miss Bob and Toby; we shared some great walks on the local forest trails, and had good book discussions! But he is resting in peace and in Eleanor’s company.


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