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Robert Douglas Williscroft

Robert Douglas Williscroft

Male 1921 - 2008  (86 years)

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  • Name Robert Douglas Williscroft  [1
    Born 15 May 1921  Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation
    • 2008, Master Mariner in Tow Boat industry
    Died 18 Jan 2008  Royal Columbian Hospital, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • WILLISCROFT CAPTAIN ROBERT (BOB) DOUGLAS May 15, 1921 January 18, 2008 It is with deep sadness we announce that Bob passed away in his 87th year on January 18, 2008 in the Royal Columbian Hospital, with his wife, Edie, by his side. Bob was born May 15, 1921 in Prince Rupert. His passing is mourned by his beloved wife of 57 ? years, Edie, daughters Daphne, Shelagh Temple (Vance); sons Roderick (Barb), Bryon, Douglas and Norman; 6 grandchildren, Melissa (Chris), Richard, Nicole, Evan, Robyn, and Gregory, 5 sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was raised in Prince Rupert where his affinity with the water led to his life long career as a Master Mariner in the towboat industry. The family moved to Vancouver in 1932. He was an assistant cub leader and an avid soccer player, helping to form the Edmonds' Soccer Club when his own sons began to play. Bob was a proud member of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild. He served twice as Worshipful Master of Union Solomon Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M of New Westminster and was also a P.D.D.G.M. He served as W.P. of Royal City Chapter #7 O.E.S. nine times. He was P.G. Patron of the G.C. of B.C. & Y. in 1984-85 and a G.G.C.C.M. from 2000-2003. He was also a member of the Gizeh Shrine Greeters Club. Bob was an avid fisherman and holidays were usually spent in Halfmoon Bay. He was a kind, thoughtful and caring person. His hearty laugh and cheerful smile always brought a ray of light into the darkest day. Bob was first and foremost a family man who everyone relied on. He will be truly missed. A celebration of life will be held January 29, 2008 at 2:00 pm at the Gizeh Shrine Headquarters at 3550 Wayburn Drive, Burnaby. A family service will be held January 29 at 10:00 am at St Alban's Church, 7717 19th Avenue, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Grand Chapter of BC & Yukon Cancer Dressings c/o Mrs. Sheila Carlson, 20604 95A Avenue, Langley, BC V1M 1H8 or Masonic Cancer Car Program 1495 W. 8th Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9.
      Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2008
    Person ID I4048  Williscroft | The descendants of William Williscroft and Jane Cowan
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2014 

    Father William Edward Williscroft,   b. 28 Sep 1886, Port Simpson, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1965, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Edith Watkinson,   b. 29 Aug 1888, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1968, Arbutus Private Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1909  630 Bumard St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S90] The Family Tree of George Williscraft of Shankill, Ireland, (reviewed 1986).

    2. [S96] The Family Tree of Twilla and Doug Veysey, (3 Dec 1998).