February 26, 1933 - December 30, 2019
Robert (Bob) April passed away on December 30th in Ottawa, Ontario at the
age of 86.
Beloved husband of Lorraine April (nee Pelletier) they celebrated 58 years of
marriage on July 22 nd . Loving father to Michael April (Anna); Lynn; and Rose
(Brad Hunter). They have been blessed by 7 grandchildren: Jenna, Andrew, Jordi, Hollis, Sebastian, Julia and Naomi.
Bob is also survived by his brother, Gilles (Marie Casavant); sister Soeur
Mariette; and sister, Adele (Marcel Bussiere). Predeceased by his parents
Eugene and Rachel (née Ouellette), his four brothers Sylvio, Real, Lionel,
Marcel and 2 sisters, Francoise and Yvette.
Bob worked as a Station Agent for Canadian National Railway from his early
20s until retiring in 1977. He then became a realtor for 5 years in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan. Bob was a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus at
both Our Lady of Lourdes parish and St.Augustine parish in Saskatoon, SK.
His passions were recounting his CN Railway experiences as a relief station
agent in over 25 towns throughout Saskatchewan, teaching morse code, and
loved woodworking. He enjoyed many summers at the lake camping, fishing
and travelling to new destinations with his family each summer. In his
retirement he lived with Lorraine for 4 years in Germany and experienced
travelling throughout Europe, skiing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and
France. Shortly after returning to Canada, Bob and Lorraine moved to Ottawa
to live out their retirement years.
Funeral Service is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 10:30 am. at
Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church, 435 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON K1K
0V2. Graveside service will follow at the adjacent Notre Dame Cemetery.