Robert Bacon

Obituary of Robert B. Bacon

BACON, Robert Blair "Bob" -93, of Windsor, Hants Co., passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2011, in Dykeland Lodge, Windsor, with his family by his side. Born in Upper Nappan, Cumberland Co., on December 18, 1918, he was the youngest son of the late Isaac Walton and Blanche (Cameron) Bacon.Bob was educated at the Upper Nappan School, Cumberland County Academy and the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. During the Second World War he served with the RCAF in Canada and Iceland. After the war he was employed with the Nova Scotia Department of Health for 36 years. After his retirement, Bob enjoyed several years with Pat King Real Estate. He belonged to and served on many community organizations in Windsor, the Boy Scouts Association, 106 Air Cadet Squadron, the Windsor Community Swimming Pool, Windsor Regional School Board, Windsor Gyro Club and the Windsor Curling Club. He was a life member of the Hall of Fame, N.S. Command Curling Association and served them as secretary/treasurer for many years. Bob was also a life member and executive member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Hants Co. Branch No. 9, serving many years on various committees and he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1999. Bob was an active curler and he enjoyed skating, gardening, reading, playing cards and was most happy spending time with his children, grandchildren and many good friends. He loved his large family and welcomed many others into his family circle. Bob could always be found sitting at the kitchen table or in his Lazy Boy chair, ready to discuss the latest news or give some much needed advice. He was a devoted sports fan and had a keen interest in the people and the development of his community. He maintained his interest in current affairs and kept updated on news and politics throughout his life.Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris (Brown), formerly of St. Thomas, Ont; six grateful children, Mike (Merilee), Kentville; Pat (George) Lewis, Kentville; Jean (Reg) MacIntyre, Antigonish; Rick (Jaye), Calgary, Alberta.; Philip (Wendy), Coldbrook and Jacqueline (Terry) Ferguson, Windsor. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Mark, Matthew and Martin Bacon, Richard Lewis, David and Leah MacIntyre, Emily, Sam, Joshua, Robert, Travis and Amanda Bacon, Adam and Andrea Ferguson; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his brothers, Grayson and Kenneth Bacon and infant grandson, Byron James MacIntyre.The family would like to thank Dr. Bill Enright for all of his care and kindness over the years. Also, many thanks to his doctors, nurses and staff of Unit 500 and 200 at Hants Community Hospital, the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Site, as well as his new family of caregivers at Dykeland Lodge.Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Lohnes-DeMont Funeral and Cremation Service, 419 Albert St., Windsor (902-798-8317), where the family will receive visitors on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 2-4 p.m. and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 9 will conduct a tribute service at 6:30 p.m., followed by visitation until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2012, in the funeral home chapel, Rev. Dr. John Bartol officiating. A reception will be held in the funeral home's Elmcroft Reception Centre, followed by the interment service in Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia, 5657 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax NS B3J 3R4. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting the "Guest Book" at: www.familycare.ca 

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