November 4, 1948 - March 4, 2019
ROBERT ALLAN MASSEY
After a long struggle with cancer, Bob passed away peacefully and graciously, March 4, 2019 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 70 years.
Bob was born in Winnipeg, on November 4, 1948, to his parents George and Belle-Marie (MacPherson) Massey.
Bob is survived by the "Love of his Life" of 31 years, Michelle LaFrance; sister Susan (Fenton) Bloxham; two Nieces, Erin (Ashi) Mehta, Jamie (Adam) Bennington; One Nephew, Chris (Kaylee Buzenus) Bloxham; two great-nephews, Brooks and Cohen Bennington; great-niece Payton Bloxham; three stepsons Scott (Sara), Geoff (Courtney), and Chris (Rachelle Tuck) Berry; step-granddaughters Ashlyn, Kaitlyn, Brooklyn, and Harlow Berry; sisters-in-law Lynne (Alan) Innes, Pat (Darryl) Bodnarchuk, Monique (Bruce) MacLean, and Carole (Don) Pitre; as well as brothers-in-law, Len (Sharon) LaFrance, and Marc (Dorota) LaFrance. Many extended Nieces, Nephews and their families.
Bob was predeceased by his parents George and Belle-Marie (MacPherson) Massey; and brother-in-law Fenton (Susan) Bloxham.
Bob was Self-Employed as a successful Manufactures Agent in the Home Entertainment Industry for over 40 years. His successful 27 year Armas Sales Partnership with friend Archie Gagnon was based on trust and a gentleman’s handshake.
Bob was part of the H&H Group (Hardware/House Wares), which is a tightly knit, loosely organization of Sales Reps in Manitoba. The Group organized The “Light up your Life” Gala Ball raising money to support the Manitoba Development Centre. Golf Tournaments and Annual Socials to support various charities. Annual Christmas Lunch to organize collections for the Christmas Cheer Board.
Bob’s passion was his golf! His father introduced him to golf, at a very early age at Pine Ridge Golf Club. He achieved 6 “Holes in One”, 5 of them being at PRGC. He always referred to it as “His Cottage”!
“EVERYBODY LOVES BOB!” was a PRGC slogan used by his golfing buddies. Bob always looked forward to enjoying beers with them on the patio after their round of golf.
“Bob was a class act who loved his life, his family, and his home away from home; Pine Ridge Golf Club. It is hard to imagine a more popular or well thought of person, Bob was loved by all the members and staff of Pine Ridge. His personality was infectious, you just wanted to be in his company, and whether you were a member for 50 years or you worked there for five days, Bob made you feel like you belonged. He was the epitome of what it meant to be a member. Bob's presence at the Club made Pine Ridge a better place.”
Pine Ridge Golf Club will be honouring Bob’s memory in creating a “Bob Massey Scholarship” for the young staff Employees, and the Pine Ridge Members’ Lounge will be named the “Bob Massey Lounge”.
”Deep within each of us is an inner longing to live a life of greatness and contribution – to really matter and make a difference”. Bob leaves this Legacy!! Loved by everyone he touched in life!
He will be forever remembered and greatly missed!
The family would like to give a special thank-you to Surgeon - Dr. J. Lipschitz and Margaret (nurse) at HSC, Oncologist Dr. V. Gordon and Denise K (nurse) at CancerCare who were instrumental in ensuring his recovery from his first cancer in 2012; as well as to Dr. J. Saranchuk, Dr. V. Torri and Denise K (nurse), at CancerCare. Denise you were amazing in supporting Bob through both cancers! Also, Thank you to all nurses at CancerCareTreatment Room on the 3rd floor. Riverview Health Centre - Nurses Laura and Maureen who were so kind and caring in the short 2 days that Bob was there. As well as anyone who helped to make him feel comfortable during his final days! A great Big hug to all of you!
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A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in the Bendelow Room at the Pine Ridge Golf Club on Garven Road, just north of the Perimeter Highway.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for a charitable donation to be made in Bob’s name to the Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation or any charity of your choosing.
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