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In Memory of Robert (Bob) William Herman McAllister

With sadness and sense of loss, we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) William Herman McAllister on Monday, September 11, 2023 at the age of 90.

He will be missed by his loving family, son Gordon, daughter-in-law Christine, grandchildren Kenneth and Meghan Mosca (Mike), brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.

Bob was born in Benjamin River (New Mills), New Brunswick in 1933 and was the oldest of 18 children of Leslie Gordon and Mary Delena (Briggs).  Bob is survived by his brothers/sisters:  Roy, Carl, Opal, Joyce, Linda, Barbara, Doris.  He was predeceased by his brothers/sisters:  Pearl, Cecil, Rolly, Viola, Arthur, Arnold, Linwood, Peggy, Roger, Dora.

Bob joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1951 and after 31 years retired in 1982 at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. His various postings were located in:  Ottawa; Gaza, Egypt (UN Peacekeeping); Edmonton; CFB Gagetown; and Brunssum, Netherlands (NATO). After his military service, he continued working in the public service for another 15 years with Revenue Canada, National Defense and the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Friends and family alike will remember his love for music, especially singing karaoke.  He loved spending time at his cottage on the Nation River (close to the Ottawa River).  He did enjoy a good time, so raise a toast in his honour and know that your friendship was appreciated.

There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date.

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Sincere condolences to the family during these difficult times. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Bob you were a great friend and for the past many, many years we shared a lot of awesome moments together! You are missed and will always be remembered by Rachel and I …Rest in peace Bob till we meet again!

Our condolences to the family, I can recall our many conversations of your love for music and your pride of your work career and above all your love of living a happy life and your signature sign off by saying “keep smiling”. He was a very generous and kind friend, who shared his many stories over a cup of coffee.

Peter and Chantale Latimer of Rockland ON.

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