May 18, 1924 – Sept.3, 2006Â
Robert (Bob) James Christie, age 82, passed away peacefully at Grandview Nursing Home in Cardston Alberta on Sunday
September 3, 2006.
Predeceased by his first wife,
Winnifred (Inscho) in 1986, Bob is survived by his wife Jean Christie and her family:Â Tom & Noell Smith of Cardston, Ray & Rhonda Smith of Stirling, Marilyn & Al Homer of Billings, Montana and their families.Â His son, Rob McCormickk of Toronto and his daughters Rhonda Bacon (Christie) and Arlene
MacAulay (Christie) of Vancouver and their families.
He was born on May 18, 1924 in Swift Current
Saskatchewan and attended school in Raymond
Alberta.Â Bob enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer
Reserve in 1943 and during World War II he served on the HMS Vancouver as well as the HMS Moncton, on the high seas and in Canada.Â Bob received medals: 1939-45 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp andÂ 1939 – 45 War Medal.
Bob had fond childhood memories of spending time in Florida with his uncle and driving his uncle’s car.Â He always had a story from “the old days”, whether it was mining in Slocan, working on the dam in Castlegar, or how much things have changed in the Okanagan.Â He was a jack of all trades that led him to live in many places in the United States, Alberta and BC. From selling mobile homes in Washington, farming in Alberta, owning a Laundromat in Quesnel, or logging and working as a blaster on Porcher Island in B.C., Bob was always ready to try something new.Â Bob and Winnifred lived in
Terrace from 1978 until her death in 1986. Bob loved the great outdoors and in particular enjoyed salmon fishing and mushroom picking in the wilderness surrounding Terrace.
Bob retired to Cardston, Alberta where he and Jean Smith (Burton) were married Sept. 21, 1987. Bob was very fond of spending time in the backyard watching the birds and the various “critters” that would pass through.Â He was a superb antique hunter with keen bartering skills, and always had something ready to trade. He was a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday Sept. 9thÂ at 2 pm at the United Church, in Cardston Alberta, conducted by Reverend George Ward. Reception to follow. Meeting with friends and family from 1:15 – 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be gratefully accepted.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Funeral arrangements entrusted to
Barry Salmon of Legacy.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â LEGACY FUNERAL HOMES LTD.,
Assisting the Family.
Â Phone 653-3222.
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