September 3, 1931 - June 17, 2022
Peacefully on June 17, 2022 with his wife, Lynn by his side, Bob passed away in the Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB. He was born September 3, 1931 in Midlandvale, AB (Drumheller), the sixth son of Otto and Elsie Naegeli. He was one of 10 children!
Bob leaves behind his wife, Lynn and faithful dog, Mandy. Lynn’s brothers Art (Joyce) Morrow and Cal (Lois) Morrow; four children from a previous marriage: Johann (Michel Henri), Pierre (Debbie), Diane, and Stephanie. Two sisters, Elsie Pickering and Rita Bouvier as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Gordon, Jim, Frank, Don, Ben, Victor, and George; as well as several nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Bob spent his early years working in the Midland Coal Mine before joining the Air Force in 1951. He spent 25 years as an automotive mechanic, retiring in 1975. That same year he married Lynn and they resided in Oakville, MB, then Arden, MB, and finally Hamiota, MB.
Never one to sit around he spent time fishing, hunting, golfing, camping, curling and visiting family and friends in Drumheller. He made friends easily and would often learn a complete strangers life story over coffee.
Cremation has taken place and his ashes will be returned to his beloved Drumheller. For those so desiring, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 452 Dovercourt Dr, Winnipeg, MB, R3Y 1G4 (www.kidney.ca) or to the Hamiota District Health Centre Palliative Care Program, c/o Hamiota District Health Centre, Hamiota, MB, R0M 0T0.
I would like to thank all the nurses and doctors at the Hamiota Hospital for their wonderful and compassionate care of Bob! It certainly made the ordeal a lot more bearable! God bless you all!
Messages of condolence may be shared at www.campbellfuneralhome.ca.
Campbell Funeral Home, Hamiota are in care of the arrangements. (866) 620-2744.