Bob Foster

Bob Foster passed away peacefully March, 4th 2019 in Ridge Meadows Hospital at age 84. Predeceased by wife Suzie, brothers Douglas and Ken, brother-in-law Lorne and infant grandson Vade. Bob is survived by daughter Gillian (Dave), and son John (Karen), grandchildren Rick, Curtis, Torey, Lex, Sasha, Chance and Jordan. Great-grandchildren; Caine, Jaiden, Eli and Ben, his older sister Jean as well as a few nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 10:30 am at Garden Hill Funeral Home, 11765 – 224th Street, Maple Ridge.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society.

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  1. Charles Balfour

    My wife Monique and I have been privileged to be friends of Bob. I have known Bob since 1995 when I first moved to Maple Ridge. Bob and I have been very supportive of one another over the years and have had many wonderful lunches at C-Lovers for fish & chips. Rest eternal, grant unto Bob, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him. Sincerely, Rev. Charles Balfour

  2. I had the honour and privilege to work alongside Bob for several years while supporting the development of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network. He was kind, compassionate and committed to bettering the lives of seniors living in our community. His patience, good humour and tenacity inspired all who had the good fortune to be part of his life. Through his efforts and those of his peers we now have a strong and well connected Network working to our common goal of improving the quality of life for vulnerable seniors. He was a dedicated volunteer and made a significant contribution to our community and I am grateful I was able to know and love him. I will cherish the memories we shared and carry his love and light into the world with me – I will miss him.

  3. Bob, your loss will be felt in the entire community, I am so grateful to have been able to meet you through the Seniors Network. You were an amazing support and voice for Seniors and you will be missed.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing (just heard of it today). We were BMO pensioners and knew each other since he was the Accountant in Chilliwack Branch – I was in Agassiz…close to 50years ago. Later I worked in Whitehorse after his stay there and in our last few years we worked together in Langley. I have tremendous respect for his ability to teach fledgling lenders and the tons of common sense sprinkled with humor he could can upon to get his meaning across. People who worked with him loved the relationship. Since retirement we saw and talked to each other every so often. He would send a postcard on his UK trips and we would try to do likewise, however, we were away in Feb without doing so and regret that last lost opportunity. I will circulate his obit amongst the pensioner group and am very sorry for your loss. An excellent man, mentor and example.

  5. In 1969 a bunch of us young rascals worked for Bob in Whitehorse as he tried his best to educate us in the ways of the business world. I will never forget the day he dragged us single guys out of our accomodations above the old branch and drove us out into the wilderness to chop down a very tall Christmas tree for the branch. He was dressed like/looked like Paul Bunion. Unfortunately I never came in contact with him again throughout my 37 years with BMO. He was a wonderful boss and educator! Sorry for your loss.

    Bill Adrian

  6. Bob was my credit manager for several years and early in my career. He was always patient, courteous, and never missed an opportunity to teach and encourage. His wisdom and common sense were amazing. He will be missed and remembered by many colleagues. Always a gentleman

  7. Mr Bob Foster, may he RIP .I had the privilege of working for him in Whitehorse,YT in the late sixties, when we as youngsters were learning the basics of Banking & growing up in BMO family, when the Bank was a Family. Yes, a true English Gentleman to the core. He always had time/ patience to help/assist/ train us youngsters as you would from your parents.My only regret is that I was unable to see him when I visited Maple Ridge a few times but he was always away assisting/ helping other seniors. He was very generous with his time/advice for other people.
    AP Singh

  8. Bank of Montreal Pensioners Association – Lower Mainland Chapter.

    We were coworkers of Bob at BMO Bank of Montreal. He was a wonderful human being having touched the lives of many of us. Bob is a great loss to all the people who knew him and worked with him. Extending our most sincere sympathies to the family. Bank of Montreal Pensioners Association – Lower Mainland Chapter.

  9. My wife, Marilynn and I were privileged to become friends of Bob and Suzie when I was transferred by the Bank of Montreal to Chilliwack in Sept. 1960. Bob was accountant and I was his assistant and he was a great boss. Apart from working together, we hiked, grew a veggie garden, watched NHL hockey on TV at his mothers – she had the best TV. Their young children and ours were close to the same ages. Bob and
    Suzie were kind to us which we really appreciated. Bob was transferred I was shortly thereafter but we kept in touch and our paths crossed again when he was manager in Quesnel and I was Sr. Acct. Manager
    in Wms. Lake. I left the Bank in 1978 but each year at Christmas without fail we each wrote long
    letters full of info on our families. When they settled in Maple Ridge we visited them several times. Now this treasured friendship of 59 years has drawn to a close and we confirm this good man has lead a selfless life helping and enriching those who knew him.

  10. Vi and Bob Cordner

    My sincere condolences to Gillian and John and their families whom Suzette and Bob loved very much! Suzette and I were best friends! We sang in three choirs in Maple Ridge, one being the church choir and went to nursing school together! through our wonderful friendship got to know Bob as well and we kept in touch over the years through Christmas and Post cards since the loss of Suzette! My thoughts and prayers are with all the family circle! Rest In Peace Bob! Always remembered!

    Vi, Bob and Family

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