CWO Robert William "Bob" Cole, CD
We regret to advise of the sudden death of Chief Warrant Officer Robert William (Bob) Cole CD, on 24 March 2004. Bob joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in September 1950, becoming a Graphic Artist and joining the Army Survey Establishment in February 1951. After this tour, Bob was posted to various units from 1957 until 1971 as a Graphic Artist. When the Graphic Artist trade was phased out in 1971, Bob remustered to the Map Reproduction trade and returned to Army Survey Establishment with the Programme Management Office and then with Directorate of Cartography in 1973 . During this period, Bob produced the maps for the book "More Fighting Newfoundlanders" and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. Bob was promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer in 1978.
Bob had a special passion for dogs. He raised both Basenjis and Bull Terriers, became a judge and executive with the Canadian Kennel Club, was a Life Member of the Ottawa Kennel Club and an International All-Breed judge. He wrote and illustrated "Functional Canine Anatomy," produced the "The Basenji Illustrated," a book on the bull terrier, produced "Colecraft" first day covers for stamp collectors, and taught art at Algonquin College. During his latter years, he wrote and illustrated a column in the magazine "Dogs in Canada."
Interment was on 26 March at Capital Memorial Gardens in Ottawa. In Memoriam donations to the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind would be appreciated.