April 21, 1940 – March 6, 2023
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Bob, a loving Husband, Father and Papa.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Enid and Andrew Poole and brother David. He will be forever treasured by his soulmate and best friend of 48 years Betty; his children, Blake (Simone), Brian (Kim), Cameron and Tanis; grandsons, Brendan and Bradley; and his granddaughter Tayler.
Bob worked for Air Canada for 35+ years. Many of these years were spent in Vancouver. Upon retirement, he and Betty returned to Winnipeg, but during our cold winter months, we would see them packing up- destination San Diego, where they would meet up with their friends at their mobile home. Their door was always open for friends and a day trip to Mexico.
Bob also had many hobbies and interests. He enjoyed horticulture, camping, fishing and anything to do with nature. He also coached soccer for many years and continued his passion by owning season tickets to Valour FC as well as being an avid Bomber fan and attending games along side his wife for the past five years. Bob and Betty’s Scottish heritage eventually drew them to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society for many years and most recently branched off and became members of the Lad’s and Lasse’s entertaining many over the years.
Bob loved all kinds of music and loved to dance. The jive was one of his favourites and I’m told him and Betty were pretty darn good at it. However, when it came to the twist, he was always the last one left on the dance floor.
Overall, Bob was the most patient, kind-hearted and selfless individual you could meet, and always put his family before himself. You will be dearly missed, always in our hearts, and never forgotten.
A very special thank you to Dr. Muns, Nurses, and staff on 4North at Victoria Hospital for the excellent care and compassion given to Bob and his family.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., in the chapel of Voyage Funeral Home, 220 Hespeler Ave at Henderson Hwy.
12 thoughts on “Robert (Bob) Andrew Poole”
Condolences on your loss of your father and papa, Tannis and Tayler. May you find comfort in your memories.
Van Niekerk Family
Betty, I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I have enjoyed dancing with you both over the past years and have always enjoyed our conversations. I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time, and as you know, to a certain extent, I do know how you are all feeling. With respect and condolences, your friend in the dance community. Jane Nattrass
He was such a kind soul and always had a smile and some story to tell me when I saw him. I have no doubt Betty he is waiting for you when the time is right to come dance with him again. My sincere sympathy and condolences to you Betty, and Tanis Taylor Cameron Brian and Kim to loose such a great man is not easy but you were all very blessed to have such a Husband father and grandfather like Bob. He will be missed!
Bob will truly be missed. We met him & Betty when they became our neighbours at BlueWater Trailer Park. Bob and I compared Gardening notes, Bob and David talked fishing. We were so happy to have Bob & Betty as neighbours now in the city. Bob was loved by everyone here in our Building. Even through pain he was always soft-spoken and cared more about other people.
Bob will be terribly missed by all that knew him but he is no longer in pain and I know that we will see him again.
I will miss Bob even though I do not live in Winnipeg any longer. I have many fond memories of him and Betty. We had trailers together at Blue Water RV Park and enjoyed many get-togethers while there. We were also neighbours in the city as we lived in the same Co-op. Visiting back and forth and our times together with the ladies was much fun while the guys got together themselves. I also got to watch some of their Scottish dances which I know he and Betty loved to do. I’m
sure he will be greatly missed by many. It was a pleasure knowing him. The family is in my prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Although I haven’t seen him for a few years, he is remembered Bob as stated in his obituary – patient and so very kind-hearted. Always ready with a smile and got along with everyone. I enjoyed dancing with him for years we were both in the RSCDS.
Bruce & I send our thoughts to you Betty and to your family.
We will miss your cheerful smile and willingness to help.
a real Gem of a friend
Betty, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He will be missed at our building. He was a kind and soft spoken man with a kind word of Hello or a wave from his vehicle. I am sorry for your loss.
Bob defined the best what a husband father and grandfather could be and will be missed by all of us who were lucky enough to know him. He played a huge part in so many of my happy memories during the 50 years I was fortunate to be able to call him my friend.
He and Betty were true sole mates and were the example of what a marriage could be.
He was a wonderful man.
Both Mike and I send our condolences and love to Betty and the family. Our hearts are with you all.
I met Bob and Betty almost three years after moving in our building. A wonderful and kind couple. Bob always had a cheerful hi how are you. I want to express my condolences to Betty and the families. Bob will truly be missed Please take comfort in knowing he is in the arms of the Creator.
Bob was always so kind f]to me. When I returned to Winnipeg in 2014 he took my new gifts of a beautiful bench an mny other gifts from my Liberation shower home…with a smile. When I would meet him in our elevator always a smile and kind words…
I would describe him as a quiet kindness always…MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES BETTE…AND FAMILY…GINETTE
Fond memories of cousin Robert when I was growing up in the Weston area. We also moved to Vancouver in 88 and wished we had kept in touch.