Evans, Robert John

Evans, Robert John

January 25th, 2019

At University Hospital, on Friday, January 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Rachel Evans. Dear father of Terry-Lynn Evans-Pond (Richard). Loving Papa of Noah. Also loved by his sister Lynette Parker (Geoffrey) and his extended family: Andrew Parker (Susie and Matilda), Ian Parker (Lewis and Daniel), June Evans, Dale Evans (Keilia and Keris), Carla Evans (Alex), Wendy Gough (Harry, Sally, Denis, Ty and Katie), Delia Huxtable (Cliff, Robert and Jane), Sara Hudson, Zoe George, Ivan Gough (Mario), Robert Lowe (Stephanie, Chelsea, Ryan, Caiden and Jamie), Kenny Rumbolt (Anne and Kent), Sherry Trowbridge (Albert, Shelby and Bethany), Rose (Jimmy, Jennifer, Laura-Anne and her son Patrick), Eddie (Chad and Alexandra), Doreen Rumbolt (Diane, Logan, Oliver and Piper), Colleen Rumbolt (Allyson, Keyauna and Harlee), Christine Power (John and Stephen), Gerry Rumbolt (Christine and Jacob), Helen Lowe (Joe, Heather and Kyle), and Colin (Chloe, Brittany and Kurtis). Missed by special friends Sylvia and Fred Boardman and by godsons Christian Boardman and Stephen Power. Robert leaves behind many, many friends with fond and loving memories.

 

Book of Condolences

Ken and Anne RumboltMay your heart find healing in cherished memories of Bob. May your spirit find comfort in the thoughts and prayers of those who care about you. Bob was a wonderful person and will be missed by all of us. We send you our deepest sympathy and our love
Tom and Isabel wheatonBob will be forever missed, but never forgotten.
Sherry, Albert, Shelby snd BethanyHand in hand you walked through this world admiring and loving each other - each day a little more than the last. You never left his side but he had to continue this next part of his journey alone. Remember his sunshine because it will help you through this very difficult time. You, Rachel, were - and still are- deeply loved by a wonderful man. The family that he built with you meant the world to him. My deepest condolescences to you, Lynn, Rick and Noah. Remember that he is only ever a memory away.
Veronica and Robert AugustusOur deepest sympathy, thinking of you all at this sad time
Leon and Maureen ThompsonMay treasured memories of your loved one live on in your hearts and comfort you all at this sad time. With sympathy and caring thoughts.
George and Mary WickendenMay words of comfort help ease the sorrow at this sad time. Deepest sympathy
Ingrid and Sidney Fowler May your precious memories bring you comfort at this very sad time. Deepest sympathy
Sally, Denis, Ty and Katie YoungMay treasured memories live on in your hearts forever and comfort you at this sad time. Bobby was such a wonderful cousin, we were fortunate to have spent time in his presence. our deepest sympathy.
Kingshurst Dance GroupAlthough it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. Thinking of you all. Deepest sympathy
Carmen and Pam HeislerOur deepest sympathies to you and your family. Bob was a wonderful person and I loved chatting with him when he called work. May you cherish all the memories you and he made. You are in our thoughts and prayers..
Danny & Nicole StirlingSending our Deepest Condolences to you Rachel, Lynn, Rick, and Noah. Cherish your beautiful memories and know that we are thinking of you all during this sad time. All our love...xoxo
Julie Harvey Bob was one of the most kindest individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with. My sympathies to the family, many friends and colleagues. Bob will sadly be missed but not forgotten.
Joe and Lorraine SquiresRachel and family,we are so very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. During the time we worked together I often heard him referred to as gentleman Bob because of his easy going manner. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Peter MacArthurMy deepest sympathies to Bob’s family, friends, and colleagues. Bob was a true gentleman and it was a real pleasure to work with him.
Don & Eileen JohnsonRachel & family I am so so saddened to hear of passing of Bob, you have our deepest sympathy.i have but good memories of Bob when we worked together on the bay , telling stories, talking hockey, having some good laughs!! He will be missed greatly, and remembered fondly, my thoughts are with you , Donny
Wendy I Gough Rachel, Lynn, Noah and Rick , I am still deeply shocked to hear of the passing of my beloved cousin Bobby . I was so fortunate to have spent time with him when he visited the Island on two occasions for a holiday. He left the Island last April 2018 . Have fond memories of those times spent and these I will treasure forever Deepest sympathy to you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you on your sad loss.
Glenn HoffeRachel and Family, We are very sadden to hear of Bobs passing. Captain Bob was very respected throughout industry and amongst our Pilot Group in Western NL and Bay of Exploits. Bob was a great mild mannered soul who will be sadly missed. Our sincere condolences to you and the family. Captain Glenn & Robyn Hoffe
Patrick (Rick) GatesRachel and family, Bob was a true gentleman and a real pleasure to work with. I was very saddened to learn of his sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your extended family. Captain Patrick Gates, Director of Operations, APA, (Ret).
Tammy.Dale and Papa bertSo sorry for your sad loss of bobby he was a good friend he will be really miss by all condolences to you and all the family Dake Tammy Papa Bert and all the family
Nelson and Maria PittmanOur deepest sympathies go to the family. Bob was a pleasure to work with and his good memories will be always carried forward! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time!
Debbie YoungOn behalf of the Shipping Department at Corner Brook, Pulp & Paper Limited we send our condolences. It was a pleasure to know Bob and to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sarah, Anthony and ScottSo saddened to hear the lost of our dear cousin Bobby, our deepest sympathy to all the family
Maud, Roy & family Rachel, Lynn & family. We were so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family. Bob will forever missed.
Mohammad While I have never had the pleasure of meeting, Mr. Evans, I have the privilege of calling his daughter, Lynn, a beloved friend. Through that cherished friendship, I can only imagine, the man that Robers Evans must have been to have raise such a strong, and humble woman, one of uncompromising character, pure faith, and spirit. What a wonderful legacy. Lynn, and family, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May you Rest In Peace, Mr. Evans.
Shaun Dauphinee Hello Rachel and Family I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Bob on Supplier 3 and in the Canmar fleet for many years in The Arctic. Bob was a consumate professional and pleasant shipmate. I am very pleased to have worked with him. I am also a Halifax Pilot and know that he is hugely respected within the ranks of the APA. I wish you the best indeed at this difficult time. Sincerely Shaun Dauphinee
Rick ,Shelley,Keith collinsWe are so sorry to hear of Bobs passing,he was a wonderful person amd friend.our condolences to you Rachel,Lynn and family,our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gary and Phyllis MollonRachel and family we were so sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by everyone. He will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.
fay snooksim so sorry to hear of bobs passing he was a very nice man and friend to many you are all in my thoughts and prayers soar high bob with the angel rest in peace from fay and family
Stuart an Angela FowlerOur deepest sympathy to Rachel an all the family on the lost of our dear friend Bobby .... Always be in our thoughts an memories... we will never forget the greeting we received from him at St Helena airport... gone but will never be forgotten... Stuart an Angela Fowler
Yvonne and Irene LyverRachel, Lynn , Rick and Noah. I am so very sorry for your loss.....make sure you take special care of each other....Hugs.
MontyI met Bob when I was a teenager. He and Rachel ran a little convenience store in my hometown. I didn’t know it then, but it turns out it was the beginning of a great friendship. Bob would always encourage me to better myself in finding gainful employment. He’d tell me to go back to school and make something of myself. Get yourself an education. Education was important to Bob. After the store closed it’s doirs for good, we all kind of went our separate ways. I would pop in unannounced from time to time at his home just outside Frenchman’s Cove in Blowmedown. He’d always be peddling around the yard doing an odd chore. He was a worker. Never stopped much. But would always stop what he was doing to entertain company. He’d always ask me what I’ve been up too.....when I told home I found my calling in life and became a heavy equipment operator, you could see the pride in his smile as he congratulated me. He was always so genuine and sincere. He was happy for me. That was Bob, always wanting the best for those he cared about. My life has been so blessed knowing Bob and have the honour of having him in my life and to have him as a friend gave me a wealthy sole. My heart has a huge void in it now Robert (I started calling him by his proper name later in life, later in friendship, when I finaly grew up) Well Robert, it’s been a while since we had a chance to chat. I turned out ok....I think....maybe lol I just want to say thank you. For your advice in life, for the twenty’s you spotted me over the years, for the memories, and mist importantly....thank you for your time. Time is the one thing we give to people that we will never get back. I wouldn’t trade one second of time shared with you for anything. Only wish we had a little more time than we did. Til we meet again my friend I know you will be watching over me .... seems you always did Loves ya buddy, Monty
MontyI met Bob when I was a teenager. He and Rachel ran a little convenience store in my hometown. I didn’t know it then, but it turns out it was the beginning of a great friendship. Bob would always encourage me to better myself in finding gainful employment. He’d tell me to go back to school and make something of myself. Get yourself an education. Education was important to Bob. After the store closed it’s doirs for good, we all kind of went our separate ways. I would pop in unannounced from time to time at his home just outside Frenchman’s Cove in Blowmedown. He’d always be peddling around the yard doing an odd chore. He was a worker. Never stopped much. But would always stop what he was doing to entertain company. He’d always ask me what I’ve been up too.....when I told home I found my calling in life and became a heavy equipment operator, you could see the pride in his smile as he congratulated me. He was always so genuine and sincere. He was happy for me. That was Bob, always wanting the best for those he cared about. My life has been so blessed knowing Bob and have the honour of having him in my life and to have him as a friend gave me a wealthy sole. My heart has a huge void in it now Robert (I started calling him by his proper name later in life, later in friendship, when I finaly grew up) Well Robert, it’s been a while since we had a chance to chat. I turned out ok....I think....maybe lol I just want to say thank you. For your advice in life, for the twenty’s you spotted me over the years, for the memories, and mist importantly....thank you for your time. Time is the one thing we give to people that we will never get back. I wouldn’t trade one second of time shared with you for anything. Only wish we had a little more time than we did. Til we meet again my friend I know you will be watching over me .... seems you always did Loves ya buddy, Monty
JimmyI saw a picture of uncle Bob and told aunt Rachel that he was the best man in the world. He was so kind and good to me. He taught me right from wrong and how to respect others. He always explained things to me so I knew the reason why they had to be done a certain way. He was a great man and I will miss him dearly.
Eddie RumboltI had just arrived home from a seven hour flight from Alberta and got word that Uncle Bob had passed away and his funeral was taking place. I drove two hours to attend. This man was not only my uncle he was the father I never had. I looked up to him. He was always there to help, advise and just listen. I regret that I never got the chance to tell him just how highly I thought of him. He was the matriarch of our family. Now we are like a ship without a rudder LOST. He was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten.
Frank and Jill BuckleWe are sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our heart felt condolences go out to Rachel and family. Bob was a life time friend a gentleman. He will be missed.
Colin & Shirley BrooksMy heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of my oldest and dearest friend. We first met on the school playing fields when we were on opposing teams for football at the age of 10 and we remained the closest of friends through out the years. Bobby was truly lovable and kind person. Bobby left St Helena at the age of 15, and I left at 16. We met up again in 1967 on the Raina Del Mar sailing to South America. Those will always remain some of my most fondest memories. A few years passed and Bobby went to work in the North sea but always made a point to reach out to me by phone or when he was passing through Heathrow. We are truly sorry for the loss of Bobby, but know that he will live on in the memories of his friends and family. Bobby will always be missed, but will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace. I know Bobby has moved to a special place where he will be watching us, and the people who loved and cherished him. Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Bobby. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. I know that we will see Booby again on the football playing fields of his new resting place where he is probably catching with Davie. I know I will see friends again one day. Colin and Shirley
Norm StricklandBoth Eileen and myself were great friends of Bob, always a pleasure to be around. I first met Bob at work while he was a marine pilot. I was always touched to see how concerned he was at his job and his concern for the safety of the workers. After my first time meeting him as a pilot, we met as best friends. After meeting Rachael it was understandable why they were such a wonderful couple, they both shared the same respect and friendship for others. I'm sure the almighty has called you to a place where the seas are always calm and you will be surrounded by wonderful friends, Rest in peace old buddy until we meet again, god bless
Delia and Cliff HuxtableDear Rachel, Further to ours of 25th January, we would like to say that we remember you so often and the special association we had with you and cousin Bobby. Warmest wishes to you and Terri Lynn, Rick and Noah. Love, Delia and Cliff
Add Your Condolences
Archives