Age94, previously spending 56 years in Spryfield and most recently of Bedford, passed away peacefully at Camp Hill Hospital on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. Born in Port Hammond, BC, Bob was a son of the late Rosa (Little) and John Wallingham.
At the young age of 16, Bob was employed as a Millhand at the Hammond Cedar Company in BC, then at 19 joined the R.C.N.V.R. and after three years of service; received an honourable discharge as a Stoker 1. In early 1946, Bob became employed with the Queen’s Harbour Master and retired 43 years later, proudly leaving his career behind, as Chief Engineering Superintendent.
During Bob’s early career, he found himself on the opposite coast, where he met a lovely lady from Newfoundland. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Dorcas “Dot” nee Pearce; daughters, Julie (Gordon Flemming), Bedford NS, Donna (Craig Archambault), Surrey BC; sons, Robert (Martha) Beaver Bank NS and Gregory, Victoria BC, and sister, Shirley Tocher, Maple Ridge BC, as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Bob was predeceased by four sons, Gary, Richard, William, and just recently, David, all of Halifax; and brother Richard, YK.
Bob enjoyed his early retirement years puttering around the yard keeping his lawn and gardens so immaculate that passerby’s would stop and complement him. During the colder months, Bob was mastering winemaking, including an Ice Wine. At age 84, Bob and Dot decided a move to condo living and settled in Bedford. Although he missed his yard and wine making, it wasn’t long before he was playing Bridge and Cribbage with other residents. He awaited the newspaper every morning so he could do the Crytoquote and Sudoku, and always left the crossword puzzle for Dot. Bob also enjoyed playing Hearts, Bridge and Solitaire on his computer.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, there will be no visitation. A private service for family, extended family and church family will be held on Saturday, October 13 in Emmanuel Anglican Church at 2pm; Rev. Michelle Bull officiating.
“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart;
I’ll stay there forever.” ~ from Winnie the Pooh ~