Percy Melville on December 12, 2022 at 5:43 pm I’m sorry that only now did I hear of Bob’s passing. I would have like to pay my respects and pass on my condolences to his family at the time. I hope they see this at some time. I too had the pleasure of knowing Bob for many years and being involved with several of his ventures. I can echo the sentiments of the others who have written here. Bob was generous, inquisitive, a guy that always thought outside the box. He didn’t care for rules, or codes, or “common“ practice. He was always patient – but didn’t suffering fools gladly. I remember his foray into starting an Alternative School on Clam Bay Farm; Construction of his cabin on Fane Island and the water collection system; The windmill… and his aluminum boat to carry lumber, and the idea of building a tennis court on the island that would also collect rainwater; His home on “The Highway” in West Van, where I lived for the best part of a year in the mid 80’s; His 110’ steel sailboat, Carina” liberated from a shipyard in China and motored across the Pacific. His gift to me of a trip anywhere that Air Canada flew, and me choosing the farthest possible destination – Tel Aviv. His own small Cessna plane that we would fly from Earl Hastings strip to some lower mainland airport to get a hamburger or pie. He was always fun and provocative, and adventurous, and challenging. His passing stirred up those old memories. I’ll always remember him. Rest in Peace Bob.