John "Bob" Robert Slayter
Obituary for John "Bob" Robert Slayter
Dartmouth, NS — It is with broken hearts that we announce the death of husband, father and grandfather, John Robert “Bob” Slayter, 75, who died Wednesday August 21st, 2019 at the Dartmouth General Hospital.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 54 years, Karen (Newcombe) Slayter, his daughter Kathryn Slayter, son John Slayter and his son-in- law Michael Tucker. He was “Grampy” Bob to his two grandchildren Sarah Tucker and Ethan Tucker.
Bob was born and raised in Dartmouth, NS, the son of Robert Underhill and Josephine Slayter (Tucker) and grew up with his brothers James, Bruce and David at the former NS Hospital where his father served as hospital administrator.
Bob worked for Volvo Canada, and then became the owner of an Esso service station in Dartmouth. His “retirement “saw him as a full time Grampy, helping to look after his grandchildren, Sarah and Ethan when Kathryn went back to work.
Bob’s best memories were time spent at Lake Charlotte with friends and family; boating, fishing, waterskiing, snowmobiling, building cottages and helping neighbours. He also spent many summers as a young man at Banook canoe club, paddling and was able to attend nationals for war canoe. Bob; however, most enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, taking them on countless adventures.
Bob had a passion for helping others, he always had a friend or neighbour in his garage working on their car or anything else that needed to be fixed. Bob also loved animals, including his treasured dogs Sammy and Krash.
Thank you to the kind staff at the Dartmouth General Hospital who provided impeccable care to Bob. Special thanks to Andrea Meade and Dr. Marko Balan who were Bob’s guardian angels during his stay and who both provided such kind reassurance to Bob’s family. A special thank you to the staff at Oceanview Manor, where Bob had lived for 9 months prior to his passing. The care and compassion that he received during his stay at Oceanview was exemplary. An extended thank you to Tracey Logan at Oceanview, who truly “cared” for Bob, like he was a member of her family.
"We know that you are now at peace Grampy Bob, driving your tractor in the sky "
At Bob's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life to follow at a later date.
Donations can be made to Oceanview Manor.
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