Lt Robert Duncan “Bob” Mussett, (Ret’d)

    • Lt  Robert Duncan “Bob” Mussett, (Ret’d)
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise of the death of Lieutenant Robert Duncan “Bob” Mussett (Ret’d) of Halifax on 18 January 2012 at the age of 91.

    Bob was born in Halifax and attended Dalhousie University however his studies were interrupted by WW II when he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers. He returned to Dalhousie after the war and attained a B.Sc. Upon graduation he enrolled at the Schwartz Brewing School in New York City where he spent a year learning the craft of making beer. Bob then returned to Halifax to assume the position of Brew Master at Keith's Brewery. He eventually assumed the role of General Manager, Vancouver Island Operations, in Victoria, B.C. for Labatt Brewery. Bob retired from the brewery trade in 1980. Throughout his life Bob took part in many civic affairs serving on the executive of the Community Planning Association, both locally and nationally, was chairman of the Halifax Housing Authority (1963-1969), council member of the Halifax Board of Trade (1968) and President of the Halifax Branch, Canadian Manufacturer's Association (1974). While in Victoria, Bob served as Campaign Chairman, United Way Greater Victoria (1978), as a director on the Juan deFuca Hospitals Board, Visitor's Information Centre and the Better Business Bureau.

    Visitation will be held on 21 January in Cruikshank's Funeral Home, 2666 Windsor St., Halifax. Funeral service will be on 22 January in St. Paul's Anglican Church, 1749 Argyle St., on Grand Parade. Interment to follow in Camp Hill Cemetery. On-line condolences may be made to  {gdJun2015}