SLADE, Robert (Bob) Henry Harcourt
Departed on his final flight, Monday, November 14, 2011 in White Rock, BC. Husband, father, grandfather, uncle, aviator, diplomat and writer, Bob passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Born the fifth of five in Victoria, BC, 1924, to parents homesteading in western Canada, the family returned to England in his first year. Cornwall provided the landscape to his youth and WWII to his coming of age. A newly minted pilot in 1945, the following 40 years saw a career of service split between the cockpit and the technical demands of defining flight safety. Married to Jo for 57 years, he is also survived by his son, Marcus (Clara), grandsons, Alexander and Cameron, daughter, Nicola (Ian), nephews, Jonathan, Jamie and Christian and nieces, Susan, Philippa and
Nicola. The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to the staff of Peace Arch Hospital and asks, in lieu of flowers, that donations be directed in memory of Bob to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. A memorial reception will be held on Sunday, November 20th, 2011, 2:00 PM at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660, 72 Ave, Surrey, BC. All friends welcome.