Robert (Bob) Joseph Edgar

Robert (Bob) Joseph Edgar

Robert Joseph Edgar passed away peacefully at home at the age of 89. Husband of the late Barbara Ann Edgar (nee Lomas). Loving father of Marcia Edgar (Douglas Seanor) and Lauren Edgar (Ludvic Saleh). Proud Bobba to granddaughters Natalie Stechyson (Ian Shelton) and Krista Stechyson (Jason Izard). Cherished by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones in Western Canada, the United States and England. Predeceased by beloved daughter Valerie Pearson (Douglas Pearson), brother Denis Edgar (Doreen Edgar) and sister Shirley Finlay (Tom Finlay). Born Nov. 1, 1926, in Fernie, B.C, Robert grew up in Nelson, B.C. He earned his master degree in Agricultural Sciences at the University of British Columbia and enjoyed an impressive 34-year career with the federal Department of Agriculture in Ottawa. He met his wife, Barbara, in Ottawa where they married and raised their family. They were married for 50 years. Robert was dedicated to volunteer work and community service.  He was actively involved in the Ridgemont Community Association and was a King Scout. He and his wife were enthusiastic leaders in the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada, respectively. An expert wilderness camper, he provided certification on camping requirements for both organizations. He also was a volunteer assessor for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He was an active member of St. Timothy’s Church and a regular blood donor. In his later years, Robert dedicated his time to teaching other senior citizens computer skills to help them remain independent. He was also a skilled pianist, singer and played the Double E Flat Bass. He instilled his love of music and song in his wife, children and grandchildren. Gathering around to sing at the piano was one of the family’s most treasured times. Robert had many passions – botany, history, photography, cooking, politics, travel – but first and foremost was his commitment to family and friends, who always knew that they were loved. Friends may pay respects at the

Kelly Funeral Home, Walkley Chapel

1255 Walkley Road, Ottawa, ON K1V 6P9


Friday, November 27th, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, November 28th, 2015, in the chapel at 11 a.m.   Memorial donations can be made to Canadian Blood Services and the Olde Forge Community Resource Centre – an Ottawa community service that helps senior citizens live independent, involved lives. Condolences and sharing memories available at

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