May 9, 1943 – July 19, 2008
Passed away July 19, 2008, at his home in Kitimat, BC, with his wife and daughter by his side.
Born May 9, 1943, in Milton, Bob was the eldest son of Kathleen Carver and the late Norman Hanson. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends.
For most of his life, Bob was employed as a welder, working at the Halifax Shipyards, Nova Scotia, for 10 years before getting into the mining industry. He then continued to work his way across Canada. He spent a couple of years at IOC Schefferville, Que.; four years at McInyre Mines/Smokey River Coal, Grande Cache, Alta.; 17 years with Quintette Coal in Tumbler Ridge, BC and with Kemess Mines, BC, since 2001.
This last move brought him to Kitimat, BC, on the Pacific Ocean where he loved to spend every spare moment on his boat, fishing for salmon and halibut, crabbing or just having a nap. He loved his family, took much pride in his job and got great satisfaction from sharing his hunting and fishing stories about the big ones that got away.
Bob is survived by wife Judith (Bruhm); daughter, Carley Delane, Kitimat, BC; son, David Legge, Mission, BC; mother, Kathleen Carver, Bridgewater, NS; Brothers, Roger (Carla), New Germany; David (Jo Anne), Quebec City, Que; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were made under direction of Mackay’s Funeral Services, 4626 Davis Ave. Terrace, BC. Cremation has taken place. MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 6, AT 1:00 PM, AT MOON BAY MARINA, KITIMAT, BC.
Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or organization of your choosing.
The family would like to thank Dr. Mills, Jennifer and staff for their extra help and compassion; Amber and Lucy for being so gentle; Maudie and Sheena for their patience, support and encouragement; Brenda, Barb and Elaine for their visits and caring hearts; Brenda for her foot rubs, art work, and always being there for all of us; Dahi for her gentle spirit; Jeannie for her loving help; our church family, Mountainview Alliance, for their love and support and the many, many prayers. We also wish to thank those who sent cards, flowers, food and those who phoned with sympathy and words of encouragement. God bless you. Enjoy eternity