Robert Catcheside passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 7th, 2011, at his home in Barriere, British Columbia.
Bob was born on June 18, 1929, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, to his parents Robert Leslie Egerton and Marjorie Catcheside.
He spent his early years in England and Wales, arriving in Canada in the early 1950’s.
After working as a motorcycle mechanic and truck driver in B.C., Bob travelled to the Yukon Territory to work as a miner and an apprentice electrician. There he met his wife Bernice. They later moved their growing family to the Chilcotin area in B.C. where Bob first ran a saw mill.
Moving to Barriere, B.C., in 1982, Bob was a supervisor at Gilbert Smith Forest Products until his retirement.
He was always active outdoors in his free time, enjoying fishing, camping, riding and racing motorcycles and snowmobiles, and in his later years building and racing his mud bogger “The Judge”.
Bob was predeceased by his mother and father and, sadly, also by his beloved son Shane.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Bernice, daughters Terry (Carl) Sidwell, Barb (Gerry) MacDonald, Gail (Ruben) Stump and Shannon (Tom Schwarz), sons Rodney (Cindy) Dobson and Richard. There are the grandchildren to carry on his legacy Tawny, Kristen, Terina, Tara, Monte, Clayton, Roxanne, Amber, Adrien, Natasha, Voughn, Nik, Acacia, and Shiloh, and eleven great-grandchildren, as well as his sister Susan, brother Dian, and his nephews Henry (Carol) Catcheside and Marcus (Trish) Walker, and their families.
A memorial service for Robert Catcheside will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the Royal Canadian Legion (basement) in Barriere, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations in Bob’s memory be made to the Barriere Hospice Society, Box 201, Barriere, B.C., V0E 1E0.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, B.C., 250-672-1999.