After a 3 year battle with Mesothelioma, Robert Wayne Bushie (Bob), died peacefully with family by his side at the North Bay Regional Health Centre on December 30, 2019. He was in his 76th year.
Bob was a much-loved father, husband, brother, uncle and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife Marcia, his sons Jeff and Lance (Stacy) his daughter Jennifer (Ryan) and his brother Glen (Karen), along with his granddaughters Araceli and Sienna, and his niece and nephew Katie and Lewis.
Bob was a proud Canadian military member. He served our country from 1960 to 1992. During that time, he was a Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Navy on the H.M.C.S Cornwallis, Fort Erie, Algonquin, Restigouche and Shearwater. He worked for the Canadian Naval Air Services, on the famous Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King, and later specialized in bomb disposal (EOD). He looked back on his time with the military fondly, always willing to tell his stories of life on the ships and the great bunch of guys he had the pleasure of working with throughout his career.
Bob was a sailor for life, sailing the waves of lake Nipissing on his sailboat. If he wasn’t sailing, he was camping, fly fishing or canoeing in the cedar strip he designed and built for his family. Bob loved the outdoors, and planned to spend the rest of his retirement, cruising Canada in his camping trailer with his wife.
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