As a child Robert was shy but friendly and loyal and who, in spite of his shyness developed and was surrounded by many friends.
He had a broad interest in many sports, particularly hockey, and he followed and played many of them throughout his life.
As a young adult he had the courage and foresight to embark on the new and expanding world of computers. A course that he was to follow all of his life. That world led him to various foreign shores where he developed his love of the cuisines of many nations. Robert's love of cooking was expressed with friends and family. He had such a passion for ethnic gourmet delights, even winning neighbourhood cooking contests with all the bragging rights.
Robert had a great love of family that was there for all to see. He revelled in being a parent and all that it entailed, whether it meant spending countless hours trackside, poolside and at the soccer field or assisting in homework assignments.
He also had such tremendous creative skills that normally would be applauded but he preferred to keep silent. Robert was a woodworker, chef, designer, painter, contractor, photographer, and an artist that appreciated modern architecture.
He was a man of quiet calm strength, always protective, loyal and compassionate to his family and close friends.
He is and will forever be missed by his immediate family and all who knew him.