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. http://Charles%20Balfour

    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. http://Shelley%20Jorde

    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. http://Wendy%20Upton

    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. http://Earl%20Hansford

    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. http://Bill%20Adrian

    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. http://Doug%20Bonsteel

    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. http://Anant%20Pal%20Singh

    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. http://Bank%20of%20Montreal%20Pensioners%20Association%20–%20Lower%20Mainland%20Chapter.

    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.

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