Robert (Bob) Richard Ludlow


Robert (Bob) Richard

October 8, 1946 – August 11, 2013

It is with great sadness, and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Bob Ludlow, on August 11, 2013 at his home in Bonnington, BC.

Bob was born and raised in Nelson, BC to Jack and Betty Ludlow, the oldest to four siblings. Bob had lots of fond memories growing up in Nelson. He worked at Safeway during his school days, and had many funny tales to tell of his time there, as well as his time spent on the Coldwell farm in Strathmore, Alberta. After graduation Bob worked as a Surveyor, and then as a Loans Officer, at a Bank in Cranbrook. During the mid 70’s Bob traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean, with loads of happy memories and interesting stories.

Bob was hired at Celgar Pulp and Paper in 1978, and met Sandra Johnson that same year. They married in 1981. By 1984 they had built their second and final home in Bonnington, BC, where Bob spent countless hours doing his biggest passion: gardening, Bob had many interests, and knew a little and a lot about everything. Some of his passions included, The Stock Market, reading, (when he wasn’t gardening) Qi Gong, and socializing, his biggest love was his grandchildren, Jade and Chase. Bob was predeceased by his father Jack, his mother Betty, and his brother Brian. He will be sadly missed by his wife Sandra, his daughters Kelli (Ron) Graham, Shannon (Roger) May, grandchildren Jade and Chase May, sisters Jacquie (Murray) Bruckshaw, Betty Jean ( Ron) Hay, Kathy (Dale) Gage, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, as well as his beloved dog Sweetie.

We Love You Papa, Rest In Peace

At Bob’s request there will be no funeral. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

A celebration of life will be held at Kelli and Ron Graham’s house, 4426 Highway 3A/6, Bonnington, BC right next to Sandy and Bob’s house on Sunday, September 15th, 2013 at 1:00PM.

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.

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