Bob Foubister

It is with deep sorrow the family of Bob Foubister wishes to announce his passing at Kootenay Boundary Hospital on Saturday April 25 2015, blessed with 86 years of life.


Bob was born in Deerness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, on October 13, 1928 to parents James and Isabella Foubister. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood growing up with three brothers. In 1947 Bob joined the British Royal Navy where he became a master mechanic. In 1954 he embarked on what would be a worldwide adventure, to work and visit several countries. His first stop was Canada. He began his work in Prince Rupert, BC where he worked for Celgar Pulp Co. His travels had come to a stop as this is where he met the love of his life, Margaret. They were married on December 22, 1959. In 1960 they moved to Castlegar where Bob was part of a team that opened the new pulp mill in Castlegar. He would retire from Celgar in 1992 with over 38 years of service.


Family was always the most important thing to Bob and in 1961 they were blessed with the arrival of their son Ian and in 1963, a daughter Janet.


Bob was an upstanding member of the community. He spent over 50 years as a member of the High Arrow Shrine Club, was involved with minor hockey as well as the figure skating club. He enjoyed travelling especially back to Scotland to visit family and friends. He also enjoyed golfing in his retirement but the true highlight of retirement was the arrival of his precious granddaughters, Ashley and Cassandra.


Everyone who knew and loved Bob would say he was the kindest, most selfless and caring person. He cherished his family and friends like no other.


Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife of 55 years, Margaret; son Ian of Prince George; daughter Janet (Claude) and granddaughters Ashley and Cassandra of Calgary; as well as, brothers Eric (Hazel); Ronald of Scotland; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, James and Isabella and brother David.


Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place in July 2015- details to follow.