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Robert ( Bob ) Frederick QUAST

February 8, 1947 - September 10, 2013

Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 10, 2013 in Victoria, BC. He had valiantly battled both cancer and heart complications over the previous 15 months. Bob is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Neva, his eldest son, Jeremy (wife Vanessa), and his youngest son, Brady (wife Jenna). Bob’s pride and joy were his adorable grandsons Sebastian (33 months) and Dominic (15 months), sons of Jeremy and Vanessa, and Evan (8 months), son of Brady and Jenna. Bob was also survived by his loyal brothers Lloyd (wife Dawn) and Bill (wife Erin), along with numerous nieces and nephews, and was pre-deceased by his mother, Lena, his father, Emil, and his brother, Don. He also leaves to mourn, Neva’s parents Clyde and Alice Smith, along with Neva’s siblings, Sandra Logan and Kendall Smith and their families. Finally, Bob leaves behind an army of friends and colleagues, who he was proud to have known and loved.

Bob spent the majority of his life in Prince Rupert, BC, working as a firefighter for 33 years. He was elected as a School Trustee, a position in which he served for nine years, where he advocated for students, teachers, and support staff, as a community of learners. Bob volunteered many hours of his time coaching and officiating athletics in Prince Rupert. He was a valued community member, and had so much pride in being a ‘Rupertite’.

Bob and Neva relocated to Duncan, BC in 2006 in order to be closer to their children and their future grandchildren. His love for golf, classic cars, and travel continued to pervade his lifestyle in Duncan, allowing him to truly enjoy what retirement had to offer.

Bob truly loved life, and was taken from us far too early. He is a testament to what a man should strive to become.

In honour of Bob’s wishes, he will be cremated and family will gather at a later date to honour his memory; there will be no formal service.

So, swing a club, mow a lawn, polish a bumper, or simply raise a glass in memory of Bob Quast.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the BC Cancer Foundation or the BC SPCA.