Longdo, Robert (Bob) Irwin
September 21, 1931 – July 29, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Irwin Longdo in Penticton, BC.
Bob is predeceased by his son Duane, daughter Diane, niece Michelle Webster and brothers, Gordon and Adrian.
He was a loving husband to Charlene of 37 years, father to Jennifer (Lyle), Kevin (Barbara) and grandfather to Grayson, Liam, Charles, Christopher and Corrinne. Bob came from a large family of eight children; Irene, Charles (Kay), Vern (Dorothy), Jean, Darlean (Neil) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was born in Val Marie, Saskatchewan and moved to Princeton in 1971. He was well known for his involvement in the Princeton Lions Club for 25 years; Town of Princeton Councillor for two terms; and his lifetime commitment to the New Democratic Party. Bob took pride in his home, especially his yard as he loved to garden and be outdoors. Bob was a natural when it came to dancing. He was a real “Fred Astaire” in the arms of his loving wife Charlene. He enjoyed a variety of sports; most recently he enjoyed a round of golf at the Princeton Golf Course and Seniors Curling in the winter. Prior to moving to BC, Bob was very involved with the Masonic Lodge in Saskatchewan for over 20 years. Bob received the Medal of Bravery on June 17, 1977 for his valiant attempt to save the lives of the Klassen family who were trapped in their burning station wagon following a three-car collision near Princeton, B.C. on July, 15, 1975.
Bob’s wisdom, sense of humor, love and commitment to family, friends and community will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. in memory of Robert Longdo would be greatly appreciated.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family c/o www.hansonsfuneral.com.
A celebration of life will be held on September 9th, 2011 at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall at 2:00 pm.