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"SKA" 2007 Obituary


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SKAFTE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-07-28 published
ALLAN, Robert W. " Bob," B.Sc.Phm. (5T6)
Passed peacefully at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital on Thursday, July 26, 2007, in his 77th year. Beloved husband and companion on life's journey, of Sheila Marie (née HANDLEY) since June 1, 1957. Dearest father of Barbara (Russ) GOLDING, Dan (Dorothy,) Judith (Manny) KYRINIS, Paul (Laurielle.) Grampa to Cameron and Bradley GOLDING, Zachary, James and Grace ALLAN, Jack, Henry and Beatrice ALLAN, Papa to Michael, Andrew and Emma KYRINIS. Predeceased by son James MERRITT (1977,) parents Robert and Elizabeth, and siblings Alec, Hilda (Howard) CUNNINGHAM, Betty (Jack) GARLAND, Sheila (Jack) Fair (Stan) SKAFTE. Bob was born and educated in St. Catharines, and attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1956. Upon graduation, Bob returned to St. Catharines and was employed in local pharmacies until 1970 when he purchased the former Stewart's Pharmacy in West St. Catharines. In 1987, he presided in the founding of Premiere Pharmacies Inc. which operated four pharmacies in St. Catharines until 1991. Bob was a former president of the Gyro Club of St. Catharines, the St. Catharines Club and the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club also served on the Board of the former Hotel Dieu Hospital. Bob served on the Niagara District Health Council from 1997 to 2000 and was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Canadian Automobile Association Niagara, acting as chair from 1987 to 1989. Bob was also on the Board of Directors of the Atlantis Golf Club in Florida where he and Sheila enjoyed many Friendships, the great winter weather, and of course, the golf. A founding member of St. Julia's Parish, Bob served as an usher for many years. We wish to express our thanks to Doctor Preston ZULIANI and staff and the many caregivers from the Community Care Access Centre and Red Cross for their kindness and support these last few months. The family will receive visitors at George Darte Funeral Chapel, 585 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, on Sunday between the hours 7-9 and on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayers will be held at 7 p.m. in the funeral home on Monday. Mass for a Christian burial will be held at St. Julia's Church on Tuesday July 31, 2007 at 10: 00 a.m. Rite of committal will be held in the family plot in Victoria Lawn Cemetery immediately following the church service. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice Niagara or the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital. On-Line Guest Book www.dartefuneralhome.com

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