2008 home coming for Merritts one hundredth saw a play by Jim Bruce produced. Ffile Photo KDG

2008 home-coming for Merritt’s one hundredth saw a play by Jim Bruce produced.
File  Photo KDG

Our friend Bob passed from this life on December 5th in his one hundredth year. He had danced on a table cloth on the floor at the Florentine, assisted living home, last May for his birthday (a concession from a vow, no table). Bob served in the Commonwealth Air Training Plan in the second war and was one of the Craigmont mine managers.

The mine operated in Merritt from the 1960s to recently and produced a billion lbs of copper, and supplied magnetite to coal operations in Alberta after underground operations ceased.

Bob was a man of integrity and fairness and enjoyed a long career in the mining biz and was active in the Public libraries programs, attending lectures last November. He was a contributor  to the well-being of the community here and the world. KDG


On this Day: December 9th 1965
A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles Shultz, debuts on CBS.