Robert (Bob) William Senior
June 1 1936 - April 12 2023
Despite his determination to battle through his declining health, Bob passed away April 12, surrounded by the caring and attentive caregivers and staff at Helen Henderson Care Centre.
Bob was a kind, generous, good man who loved his family, his sports, and the city of Kingston.
He enjoyed life with family, friends, and neighbours on Morenz Crescent and Cronk Lake.
Bob was an accomplished athlete and he appreciated the friends that he made through sports. He was a proud member of the Kingston Athletic Sports Enthusiasts (KASE) club, which includes fellow local athletes of his generation.
He was also honoured to be inducted into the Kingston Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 for his accomplishments in hockey, baseball, curling and builder category.
His passion was harness racing with his horses Lucky May Jay and her colt Early Lead. He spent more time golfing in his retirement years, but never mastered the game, but enjoyed the outdoors and the walk at his favourite golf course, Belle Park.
He chose a career in Correctional Services, as it provided a stable and steady income to provide for his family and allowed his wife to stay home as a homemaker. He started as a Tinsmith at Kingston Penitentiary and retired as Chief of Plant Maintenance at Collin’s Bay Penitentiary.
We will miss his larger than life presence.
Cherished father and father-in-law to John (Jill), Doug (Terri) and adored Poppy to Callista and Rhett.
Survived by his siblings Peggy Anderson, Dianne Ullman, and Doug Senior and sister-in-law Arliss Rickards, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his wife Marion (Rickards), his parents Don and Elizabeth, brothers Don and John, and grandson Owen. Also predeceased by much loved mother and father in-law Robert and Violet Rickards, and brother/sister-in-laws Don (Andy) Anderson, Janice Senior, Les Ullman, Luba Senior, Herb Rickards, Muriel Shannon, Margaret Rickards (Moreland), Mac Rickards, Bob Shannon, Richard Moreland.
The family would like to thank the caregivers at Helen Henderson Care Centre, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and Providence Care for the exceptional care that Bob received over the years, but most notably this past year. He always had a kind word to say about the care he received and always believed we were so fortunate to have such wonderful hospitals in our city. He was a proud Kingstonian.
Family and friends will be received at the Trousdale Funeral Home Sydenham
On Sunday April 16th from 1-3pm and 6-8pm
Funeral service will be held in the chapel at 11am Monday April 17th.
Interment Sydenham Cemetery.
Reception to follow at the Sydenham Legion everyone welcome.
For those who wish, donations to be made to the NICU at Kingston general hospital.
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