Swaenepoel, Robert James


Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 28, 2018 at the age of 85. He was born in Carroll, Manitoba, the youngest in a family of 15 children. He farmed with his brother John before starting a career in the lumber business. After retiring at the age of 62, he then enjoyed few years working at Hart’s Shell Service in Souris. He volunteered many hours at the rink for the Southwest Cougars. Time on the golf course and coffee time in the afternoons filled his weeks. Bob is survived by his wife Rose, children Duane (Brenda) Swaenepoel, Maureen (Dwayne) Kirkup, Valerie (Gaston) Godbout, Lori (Clair) Scott, nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church in Souris on April 4, 2018 with interment in the Souris and Glenwood Cemetery. In memory of Bob, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

5 thoughts on “Swaenepoel, Robert James”

  1. Bob was always a gentleman. We always enjoyed his company.

    Our condolences to you at this sad time.

    Marian and Lyle Beattie

  2. Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  3. We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We will remember him as a happy and friendly gentleman. Our thoughts are with all of you. John and Gerry Nelson

  4. Bob will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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