Robert Thomas Kirkpatrick
Robert (Bob) Kirkpatrick, 88, passed away peacefully amongst his family at the Moncton City Hospital on Thursday, April 26th, 2018. Bob was born in Saint John New Brunswick to parents Earle and Gertrude (Randall) Kirkpatrick. He is predeceased by his parents, brothers Richard Kirkpatrick and Cecil Kirkpatrick, sister Gloria Seeley and grandson Christopher Cooling.
Bob worked on his family farm and then attended radio school where he graduated and was employed with Transport Canada for 35 years in Air Traffic as a Radio Operator and an Area Operations Manager.
Bob was an active volunteer through coaching (20 years),
amateur radio (60+years) and Lions (50+ years). He enjoyed travelling,
reading, dancing, bowling, lawn bowling, golfing, playing cards,
public speaking and most importantly having fun.
He served on national boards for Lawn Bowls Canada, Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides), Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and as a Board Member, President, Provincial Director and National Director for the National Association of Federal Retirees. Bob was also elected for two terms as a District Governor under the umbrella of Lions Clubs International. He holds Life Memberships with PSAC, Lawn Bowls N.B., Lions International, Federal Retirees and Amateur Radio.
Bob was a well liked person who helped many people and groups over the years. He was dedicated to his causes and advocated for the very best.
Bob is survived by his wife of 66 years Mollie (Haire); his children Paulette (Scott), Paul, Bobby, Jerry (Beth), and Joanne (Sue); his grandchildren Robyn, Leanne, Brett, Justin, Dawn and Jennifer; his great grandchildren Dustin, Damon, Christopher, Billy, Courtney, Cassidy, Mia, Zander, Joey and James; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitations will be held at the Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview on Monday, April 30th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
A memorial service will be held to honour Bob at the Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 1pm, immediately followed by a reception at the Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lions Foundation of Canada (Dog Guides), the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of donor's choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544
Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca