The Family is saddened to announce the passing of our father, Robert “Bob” Wilson Mcleod, WO, Retd., Bear River East, on May 22, 2023, in Digby General Hospital at the age of 85 following a valiantly fought brief illness. Bob was born in Bolton, Ontario on December 5, 1937, to the late Anna (nee Wilson) Kitchener and Robert N. McLeod and was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Sheila (nee Mumford) McLeod (2020), and his sister Betty.
Bob enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1954 and retired in 1979. Throughout his career, Bob was able to explore the world as he served on many HMCS ships and is a survivor of the HMCS Kootenay explosion in 1969.
After retiring from the Navy, Bob worked at the boat shed in Annapolis Royal and later at the water treatment plant at Cornwallis before he retired.
Upon retirement, Dad enjoyed his time spent at his Cabin at Mulgrave Lake with friends and family, raising cattle, Ox Pulls, hunting, watching sports, word puzzles. His favorite pastime being anything NASCAR related. Bob also loved to have political debates. Dad was happiest when family and friends dropped by for a visit.
Bob is survived by his four children Robert (Bob) McLeod Jr, Morganville; Kelly Mayotte (Myles), Clementsvale; Tracy Carey (Pat), Quispamsis, NB; and Jodi McLeod, Richibucto, NB., Grandchildren Adam, Kyle, Anthony, Zachery, Sarah, Robert, Brandi and seven great-grandchildren. Bob is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Finished with Main Engines…
The family would like to express a heartfelt Thank You to the Dr’s, RN’s, LPN’s, CCA’s and support staff at Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Medical 3 South and Digby General Hospital, Medical Unit, for the excellent care provided to Dad in his time of need.
Cremation has taken place and at Bob’s request, there will be no visitation and no service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Digby General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, 34 Coldbrook Village Park Dr., Coldbrook, NS, B4P 1B9 (902-679-2822).