Bob Switzer passes

Bob Switzer passes

Postby Tom Jeffries » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Bob Switzer died on Gambier Island, today, at 87.

He was truly CBC’s beloved “Canadian Gardener”.

My condolences to his wife of 32 years, Joely, and his entire Family.

Mr. Switzer was the BEST. His charm and grace were superb.
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Re: Bob Switzer passes

Postby jon » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:45 pm

Tom Jeffries wrote:Bob Switzer died on Gambier Island, today, at 87.

He was truly CBC’s beloved “Canadian Gardener”.

My condolences to his wife of 32 years, Joely, and his entire Family.

Mr. Switzer was the BEST. His charm and grace were superb.

Bob died on July 14th. Today, however, would have been his 87th birthday.

Bob SWITZER
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Bob SWITZER August 26, 1928 - July 14, 2015 Bob Switzer, CBC's beloved "Canadian Gardener" died on Gambier Island amidst the tenderness of family, his flowers and hummingbirds. He had planned many more adventures with Joley, his wife of 32 years. His steadfastness, lively conversation and optimism are gone too soon and profoundly missed.

He was the only child of Henry St. John Switzer and Nellie Rosamond (nee Palmer) and was baptized Robert Edwin Mason Switzer at Christ Church in Vancouver.

The celebration of his well-lived complex life will be June 2016.

If you wish, please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 26, 2015
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Re: Bob Switzer passes

Postby Tom Jeffries » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:54 pm

Thanks for clearing that up, Jon. Apologies all.
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Re: Bob Switzer passes

Postby jon » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:53 pm

I did a double take on the obit when I first saw it.

I have to believe that the timing was intentional: publishing the obituary on the day that would have been his birthday.
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