CLIMIE, Robert (Bob) Charles Donald
1942 - 2021
Robert (Bob) Charles Donald Climie
1942 - 2021
It is with great sadness that his family announces that their beloved Robert (Bob) Charles Donald Climie passed away suddenly on April 16, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Leslie Climie. He is predeceased by his daughter Erin and will be greatly missed by his children Calvin (Heather), Jock (Virginia), Adam (Yvonne) and Gavin along with his grandchildren Leah, Maeven, Jaden, Lilly and Ella and his siblings Christine Johnston (Bruce) and Shane (Shelley) . Bob grew up in Red Rock, Ontario and then attended high school at Port Arthur Collegiate in Thunder Bay. His passion and talent as a football player took him to Lakehead University, Montana State and then finally to Queens where he was a star football player from 1963 to 1969. Bob was a co-captain of the Queens Golden Gaels 1968 Vanier Cup champions – a team he was immensely proud of and stayed connected with for the rest of his life. After obtaining his medical degree from Queens in 1970, Bob went on to a career as a physician in the military for thirty years, retiring as a Colonel. He obtained his fellowship in community medicine in 1989. In retirement, Bob was in constant motion and truly loved spending time at his cottage in Delta Ontario as well as his family cottage at Silver Islet. He was passionate about volunteering, fitness, music and read constantly on various eclectic topics, including social justice and the environment. Bob was the quintessential renaissance man who could also build or fix just about anything. Always there to lend a hand to those in need, he will be incredibly missed by his family and the long list of people who called him friend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Huntington’s Society of Canada in support of finding a cure for the terrible disease that took his daughter Erin far too early.
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