Captain Robert Kenneth Joseph Landry
(Retd) C.D. – February 23, 1945 – October 10, 2017
Bob (Bobby) Landry recently left on his last flight, headed up into the sky and what lies beyond. There are so many words to describe the loving husband, proud father and grandfather (Pepère), brother, uncle, cousin and friend he was, and here are just a few: strong, caring, helpful, full of life, enthusiastic, sincere; a teacher to all about history, world affairs, geography, and above all – how to be a good “sportsman” when you are part of a team.
Bob enjoyed an incredible and successful career in the Canadian Armed Forces. He joined the military as a navigator and became a pilot in 1972. During his 33 years of service, Bob flew a variety of aircrafts, including: Trackers, Dakotas and the T-33 Silver Star jet. In addition to being a dedicated pilot, he was also a test pilot and a flight safety officer. In 1999, Bob was recognized with the prestigious Wing Commander’s Commendation for his work in flight safety at CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
He was a passionate athlete, and enjoyed great success in track and field and football in his youth. Bob was also an avid and dedicated hockey player and took great pleasure in playing on a number of teams throughout his life. A friend to all, Bob’s personal mantra was, “I am my brother’s keeper” - and he certainly was that.
Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara (nee Giroux), children, Lisa (Dylan), Paul (Jessica), Aimée (Rick), grandchildren, Nathalie, Nicholas and Olivia, sisters, Michelle and Teri (Ed), nephews, Scott (Cathy) and Gregg (Pam), and nieces, Addison and Samantha.
Bob may be flying amongst the stars now, but he will always be at home with us in our hearts. XO
A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Monday, October 30 at 2pm at Kings Mutual Century Centre, 250 Veterans Dr., Berwick, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Society of Atlantic Heroes Recovery and Reintegration (atlanticheroes.org) or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr. (902-679-2822).