SHORE ROBERT FLETCHER

SHORE

ROBERT FLETCHER SHORE

Robert Fletcher Shore was born on June 23, 1929 in Calgary, Alberta and he passed away peacefully in his home in Lethbridge, Alberta on January 3, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Bob is survived by his loving wife Emerice Shore of 36 years, his children Keane, Janine, Evelyn, Bill (Cynthia), and Henry (Yvette).  Bob was a loving grandfather and enjoyed many hours with his grandchildren, Corey, Jeremy, Kimberly, Amy, Carter, Winsome, Ethan and Calder.

Predeceased by his first wife Violet Shore.

Bob was raised in Milo, Alberta and then in Calgary, Alberta. Bob loved gardening and had a large garden in his back yard and at a community garden. His large home yard boasts flowers, vegetables and trees, including oak, orange and desert trees from Arizona.  Bob Always said “As I grew up in a drought, my goal was always to try and grow something.”  Bob was a member of the lapidary club, a walking club, and entered the Midnight Run in Mayo, Yukon Territory and took the gold medal.  Bob had many interests over the years, such as reading, camping, love of nature, wood working, hiking, love of his dogs, travelling, archaeology (participating in many archaeological digs), presenting his pictures on slides with a detailed explanation of each one, historical society, and love of food.  Bob had a wonderful dry sense of humour, a quick wit and pleasant personality.  Bob always opened his home to friends and family. Bob was a friend to all and always was easy to talk to.  Bob always was eager to share his vast knowledge to anyone who would listen.

Bob volunteered at many organizations.  He was a cub leader for 15 years. A member of the Kiwanis Club helping with the Kiwanis Music Festival, a member of the executive for the School Plant Officers of Alberta, Chair position of the Chinook Stoke Club at the LSCO, a member of the executive of the Archaeological Society of Alberta (Lethbridge sector), a member of the executive of the Lethbridge Historical Society, a part of the Support Services Hospital Visiting Program, a volunteer at the Victorian Order of Nurses Daycare Centre in North Lethbridge, volunteered at the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, and at the Lethbridge Handicapped Riding Assoc.

Bob came to Lethbridge with his family in 1952 to help establish a farm machinery company. Later he went to work for the Public School District in maintenance and ten years later moved to the University of Lethbridge as superintendent of buildings (Physical Plant Operations and Development) from 1969 to 1989.

Bob received the Alex Johnson Memorial Award of Merit with the Historical Society.  He also received Honorary Life time Member of the Archaeological Society of Alberta Lethbridge Centre.

Bob survived many years of ill health and fought a good fight and will now have the peace and health he so desired.  Our family has been so blessed to have him in our lives and hope to make him proud of the legacy he leaves.

Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish donations can be made to Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank.  1103 – 3 Ave, North Lethbridge. Or The Lethbridge Animal Shelter  2405 – 41st Street North  Lethbridge

Memorial Service details will be announced at a later date.

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