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MACDONALD, Robert Lawrence

Robert Lawrence MacDonald, 1931-2018. (via Schoening Funeral Service)

Bob MacDonald passed away peacefully with family at his side on Aug. 19, 2018.

Bob lived a full life as a devoted husband, brother, grandfather, and friend. Bob is survived by his sons, Ross (Eloise), Bruce, and Neil (Laura) and his grandchildren Bren, Shauna, and Evan.

Bob was the eldest child of Jim and Bea MacDonald. Born in Creston, Bob moved to Prince Rupert, then to Kamloops where he graduated from high school. Next was to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia where Bob earned a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Forest Engineering. Here he met the love of his life, Eleanor and they soon started their life together.

Eleanor and Bob began raising their young family first in forestry camps before moving to Victoria, Terrace, Nelson, back to Victoria, then on to Delta, Chilliwack, Armstrong and finally Kamloops. Bob achieved the designation of Professional Engineer and was very proud of his work ethics and professional reputation. He finished off his career by starting his own consulting business and enjoyed working for himself until he retired.

In retirement, Eleanor and Bob enjoyed frequent road trips with their trailer exploring much of Canada and the western states. Bob was predeceased by Eleanor, (who passed on August 1st), parents Jim and Bea MacDonald, in-laws Frank and Nelly Hodgins and sister Luella.

Our gratitude goes to his friends and the staff at Berwick on the Park and the Hamlets at Westsyde for the years of comfort our Dad and Mom received. The family would also like to thank the medical community for the outstanding care and attention he received.

A celebration of Bob’s and Eleanor’s lives will be held in Chilliwack and announced at a later date.

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