ROBERT (BOB) RENE DEMAERTELAERE

Notice of Passing

Robert (Bob) Rene DeMaertelaere

July 27, 1943 – April 18, 2015

It is with great sadness, but with wonderful memories, we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Rene DeMaertelaere, April 18, 2015. Born in Baldur, Manitoba, Bob recently passed away at the Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, B.C. In 1963, Bob married Beverly Jacquelien Orr and through the years they resided in the Manitoba communities of Manitou, Crystal City, Winnipeg, and Anola. In the fall 2005, Bob and Bev migrated westward to Grand Forks, BC. Bob was an avid woodworker, gardener, dog enthusiast (especially with Quigley and McDuff), and spent many hours reading. Bob was also active in the community, engaged with the Boundary Museum, Boundary Woodworkers Guild, Chairman of the Advisory Planning Commission (RDKB Area D), Dog Agility Group, Dog Project Leader with the 4-H Club, and the Grand Forks Agricultural Fair. Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years Beverly, sisters Elsie, Doris, and Mary (Len), siblings-in-law Harold (Marguerite), Tom (Carol), Shirley (Bruce), and many nieces and nephews. Bob is predeceased by his parents Ida and Paul, brother Marcel, and brothers-in-law Harold and Len. A celebration of life took place on April 24, 2015 at the Boundary Museum, 6145 Reservoir Road, Grand Forks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to Boundary Museum. At this time, Bob’s family would like to express their gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Boundary Hospital, the members of the Boundary Woodworkers Guild for their contribution and to the members of the Boundary Museum for hosting the celebration of life. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Grand Forks Funeral Home gffh@shaw.ca.