SWANSON; Robert K.

October 5, 1947 ~ August 20, 2016

Robert (Bob) passed away at home in Burnaby on August 20, 2016 at the age of 68. Bob was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Daniel. He leaves behind his daughter, Shannon (Andrew), brothers Dave (Wendy), Edward (Betty-Lou), and step sisters Rita Christie, Rea Brown, and step brother, Gary Lien, and countless nieces and nephews. “Norton” or “Rum,” as most folks came to know Bob, was an avid reader and followed current events closely. He always enjoyed long chats with numerous friends and never complained about his life. Bob referred to most everyone by a nick name, rather than given names. The Swanson family would like to express their appreciation and a special thanks to Ron Bates and Rhea Lust for generously providing Bob with a place to reside for close to 30 years. A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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