WO Robert Armand "Bob" Traversy, CD (Ret’d)

    • WO Robert Armand Bob Traversy, CD (Ret’d)
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    • WO Robert Armand Bob Traversy, CD (Ret’d) ,  Avondale Cemetery Stratford ON

    We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Robert Armand “Bob” Traversy at the General Hospital in Stratford, ON on 6 May 2017 at the age of 87 years.

    Bob was born in Ottawa, ON and spent most of his childhood there. His family moved to Kingston, ON during the Second World War when his father and older brothers were serving overseas. His own military career began when he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1947 at the age of eighteen. He served in the 23rd Field Squadron in Korea with the U.N. 25th Canadian Infantry Brigade (May 1952 - March 1953).

    Bob spent a total of twenty-five years in the Canadian Army with postings across Canada, including the world's most northerly inhabited location in CFS Alert, Nunavut where he assisted in building the first permanent station. He retired 1972 and subsequently worked for the Ottawa and Perth & Stratford Housing Authorities until his final retirement in 1993.

    Bob was a talented builder, carpenter, cabinetmaker and handyman who was respected by all who knew him for his strong work ethic, ingenuity, resourcefulness, organizational skills and ability to solve any problem he was given. He had an endearing sense of humour.

    A family gathering to celebrate Bob’s life will be held this summer in Stratford. Bob’s remains will be interred in at Avondale Cemetery in Stratford. As expressions of sympathy, the family would appreciate memorial donations to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (www.cpff.ca) or the Alzheimer Society of Canada (www.alzheimer.ca) through the W. G. Young Funeral Home and would be sincerely appreciated by the family. [dcDec18]{zsp}