April 28, 1945
– January 1, 2013
WILLIAMS: Robert Charles (Bob) It is with great sadness that the family and friends announce the passing of a wonderful father, grandfather and brother. He passed away peacefully in his 68th year on January 1, 2013 in Castlegar, BC, his home for the past 31 years.
Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, he had an interesting career as an electrician, initially at Lloyd’s Electric of Woodstock, Ontario and finally retiring from Pope & Talbot sawmill in Castlegar, BC. Bob enjoyed a very fulfilling life which included his passion for hockey, hunting, fishing, recreational flying and classic car restoration. Bob could and would fix anything and was a master of repair and tinkering.
Bob’s compassionate love for all animals around him earned him numerous furry & feathered friends. He will be sadly missed by his faithful dog Brandi and his bird Petey. Bob thoroughly enjoyed his life in BC, which included the mountains, wildlife and the outdoors.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 31 years, Sharolyn (nee Ferrari) and his mother Rose Brant (Williams). He was the loving father of daughter Janice Williams, son Glenn Williams and wife Kim, step-son Rick Lonsberry and wife Gail and adoring grandfather of Aaron and Ericka Lonsberry. He was survived by his brother George and wife Georgina, brother Jesse (Butch) and wife JoAnn, sister Judy and husband Colin Thomas. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunt, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. His family and many friends in both Ontario & BC will miss his infectious sense of humour and generous spirit. Special thanks to neighbours and friends for their compassion and support during this challenging time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA (Humane Society). At his request, there will be no service but there will be an open house between 1:00pm and 4:00pm on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at his home. Light snacks and refreshments
will be provided.