Robert Haines

Robert Allan Haines passed away quietly in his home on August 5, 2009. A funeral service was held on August 11, 2009 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a Celebration of Life at the Deep Creek Community Hall that was attended by many friends and family members.

Bob was a long time resident of Williams Lake and a well known, respected truck driver here as well as in Whitehorse, Yukon. He touched everyone’s life with his genuine care for people, love and friendliness. His affectionate frankness meant that he cared for someone and wanted them to do well. Bob’s life of simplicity and enjoyment made others realize how important it is to live life honestly, fully and always do your best no matter what life throws you.

Bob was loved by many and will be extremely missed by his wife, Doreen; children; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brothers and sisters. He was the rock of his families and life will not be the same without him. However; the treasured memories he has made for everyone will live on forever and he will not be forgotten.

As Bob wished to be cremated, he has made his final trip back to the North with his daughters and will have part of his loving and gentle soul resting in his second home of Whitehorse, Yukon which always called to him. His loving and cherished wife; other children, brothers and sisters will keep him dearly in his first homes of Williams Lake and Alexis Creek, BC.

A heartfelt thank you goes to Father Andrew; Marvin Bates; Blaine Norberg; the Evans Family; Sheri Rushton; Chief Bev Sellars; the Deep Creek and Soda Creek First Nations and Community Members; Creeshu and those of you who made donations to the family during their time of need or just came to say farewell to an old time friend. He would have been quietly proud that so many people came to honor his life.

“The older the fiddler,

the sweeter the tune!”

Your music, spirit, smile and twinkling eyes

are with us forever…


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