DAVIDSON, Robert George Arthur
September 21, 1938 - November 9, 2020
It is with profound sadness that the family of Robert “Bob” Davidson, 82, of Mount Uniacke, announce his passing on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 21, 1938 in Toronto, Ontario, Bob was the son of the late George and Mary (Hancock) Davidson. Relocating to Nova Scotia in 1956, Bob enjoyed long and distinguished careers both in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Foreign (Global) Affairs.
He was a dedicated seaman and submariner - serving his country both above and below the seas. On retiring from the Navy, Bob joined the Foreign Service (Global Affairs) to support diplomatic initiates and communities worldwide. Bob always maintained interest and contact in his friendships, community affiliations and organizations. He was a lifelong member of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Submariners Alliance of Canada, the Radio Operators of Canada and United Kingdom, the Clarke Lodge 61 (Past Master) and Scottish Rite Free Masonry of Canada.
Bob loved and enjoyed his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 61 years, Winnie, who was his lifelong loving partner and companion. He is also survived by his two remaining children, Shawn, Mount Uniacke; and Cheryl, Ottawa, ON. Bob adored and loved each of his grandchildren, Dylan, Damien, Fraser, Olivia and Alexander; and his great-grandchildren, Nathan, Riley and Colin.
He has now joined his eldest son, Rob, who also passed from cancer 10 years ago.
We will all forever remember his mischievous sense of humor and warm, generous and loving heart. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the community Palliative care team and the wonderful doctors and nurses at Hants Community Hospital. We thank you so much for going above and beyond to support our family during these difficult moments.
Arrangements have been entrusted to DeMont Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 419 Albert Street, Windsor (902-798-8317). A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bob may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting: www.demontfamilyfuneralhome.ca
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