Robert Edward Morton

Robert Edward Morton

August 15, 1940-August 19, 2011

Bob passed away in his sleep surrounded by family. He was predeceased by his baby brother Frank, father George and mother Hannah.

Bob was born in Kaslo. When he finished school, Bob tried banking for a year but he needed the outdoors. He cruised timber for Reid Collins and M&B but it was his love of airplanes that was his true calling. In 1968 Bob began flying and in 1973 he got his first job as a pilot in Pelican Narrows, Sask and from there it was a cross country trek to Alert Bay, Port Hardy, back to Lynn Lake, Manitoba and finally settling back in Port Hardy to fly for Gulf Air. In 1977 he started with Whonock Industries (later Interfor) until he retired from flying. After leaving Interfor, he went into business for himself milling timber.

He is survived by Susan, his wife of 44 years, daughters Jennifer (Vince) Case, Rhonda, son Gerald (Shawna), grandchildren Tiernan, Sarah and Robert, brother Cecil (Glenda) and many cousins, aunts, nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank Dan Carter, Pat Rollinson and life long friend Morris McNally for their help and support this past year and Dr. Lee, Dr. Douglas, Michelle and the staff at Port Hardy Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Port Hardy Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, August 27th from 1:30-3:30pm.


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