TRAPP, Robert George. 1933 – 2013
Robert Trapp, having recently celebrated his 80th birthday, passed away peacefully with family at his side. He was born in Vancouver in 1933 to George Henry and Mildred Roberta (Clarke) Trapp. Throughout his youth, Bob lived in various parts of BC including Kildonan (a cannery town near Port Alberni), Namu, Prince Rupert and Ocean Falls. In 1957, he graduated from UBC with a degree in engineering. Following graduation he accepted a job in Toronto with BA Oil (later to become Gulf and much later Petro Canada) as an Electrical Engineer and remained with the company for 30 years. Also in 1957 he met the love of his life, Irish beauty Irene, at a dance at the Masonic Temple. They married two years later and after a few years in Moose Jaw, they moved to Mississauga to raise their family. Upon retirement, Bob went back to his roots on the west coast, settling in the picturesque White Rock area. Bob always had a passion for fishing boats, photography, railway cars (model and the real thing), computers, cooking and open road travel. He was also a huge fan of old TV serials like Dick Tracy and the Green Hornet and was a fan of Spike Jones. Bob was predeceased by his loving wife Irene (Haughey), who was taken too soon in 1976. He was a loving father to Kevin (Natalie), Hilary, and Colleen (Rob) and grandfather to James, Jordan, Jessica and Jacqueline. Bob also leaves behind his devoted sisters Eileen (Kevin) and Helen (Ev) as well as cousins, nieces, a nephew and many dear friends. The family would like to thank all who helped out with Bob’s care when his children were not able to be there themselves, as well as the staff at the Irene Thomas Hospice. Friends are invited to come and reminisce at a small gathering at the family home on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 12-3 pm. Please call Delta Funeral Home for details. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delta Hospice Society – http://deltahospice.org/.
“His dry sense of humour and interesting views on many subjects will be missed by everyone.”
Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040