Robert Stuart Sinclair

September 19, 1933 – October 8, 2021
Robert Stuart Sinclair (Bob) passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Loving husband to Patricia (nee Day), his wife of 62 years, and proud father of Bruce (Lisa Anderson), Wendy Unger (Brian) and John. Beloved Grandpa Bob to Robbie, Lisa, Ian, and Paul.
Survived by brother Gordon (Maureen) and cousin Carol Bolton (Ted Trevor-Smith). He was predeceased by brother Jack (Helen).
Bob was the youngest of three sons born to John and Mary Sinclair, owners of Sinclair’s Antiques in Vancouver. He grew up in Kerrisdale and graduated from Magee Secondary School. He then went to UBC for Commerce (1956).
Bob played scrum half for the UBC Thunderbirds 1st XV Rugby Team and was thrilled to receive his Big Block sweater. Bob spent his whole professional career at CIBC Wood Gundy.
His equity trading expertise was well-recognized and he was instrumental in setting up the Barbados Stock Exchange. Work took Bob and his family from Vancouver to New York City (home in Stamford, CT), Toronto (home in Oakville, ON), and finally London, England, where he retired. Coming full circle, Bob and Pat returned to the West Coast in 1993 to be closer to their family.
Bob was an avid sportsman and along the way he found time to enjoy various sports at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club, the Arbutus Club, the Stamford Yacht Club, the Nutmeg Curling Club, the Oakville Club, the Nico-Wynd Golf Course, and the Probus Club of White Rock & South Surrey. Skiing in Ellicottville, NY, relaxing at his Balsam Lake cottage in Ontario, and fishing adventures on the BC coast were among Bob’s favourite pastimes.
For over 25 years, each winter Bob and Pat headed south to Venture Out in Mesa, Arizona to play golf, tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball, and gather at countless meals and parties with their many friends. Bob loved a good game of Bridge and he was a wiz at Scrabble.
Bob and Pat were fortunate to travel extensively with trips to Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Asia and Europe. Visiting relatives in Scotland was a special highlight for Bob and he was very proud of his Scottish heritage.
Family was very important to Bob. He cared deeply for his wife and children along with the Sinclair and Gosney cousins. Bob delighted his grandchildren with amateur magic shows and he was an enthusiastic spectator at their games and events. He was a good man, a devoted husband, and a great father. Bob will be remembered for his big smile, gentle spirit and kind heart.
Special thanks to the compassionate, caring staff at the Residence at Morgan Heights. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity or a cause of your choice.
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