Robert John Handyside

Robert John Handyside

Robert John Handyside

Feb 22, 1950 – December 13, 2011

Forever Missed Always Remembered

“Papa Bob”

We will forever miss your footsteps, as they settled on the floor.

The camouflage fleece jackets that we know that you adored.

A heart as big as Nootka, so generous and deep,

The way your boat and tackle, were anything but neat.

You loved, you lived, you learned, mistakes you made a few.

But your life was lived by no-one; it was always lived by you.

Your lust for life was echoed in everything you did,

In every family moment, and in every business bid.

Now, your lazy boy sits empty, the “nucks” don’t hear your calls,

But we remember life beside you, standing firm and standing tall.

A father, friend, and grandpa, the memory passed on.

Forever in our hearts from darkest dusk, to morning dawn

Written by: Cindy Handyside

We’re missing you a little more each time we hear your name,

We’ve cried so many tears, yet are heart’s broken just the same.

We miss our times together, things in common we could share

But nothing fills the emptiness now that you’re no longer here.

We have so many precious memories to last our whole life through.

Each of them reminders of how much we are missing you.

Always in our thought,

Forever in our hearts.

Comox Valley Record

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