John "Bob" Robert Slayter

Passed 08/21/2019

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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My deepest sympathy. I am saddened to read of your loss but what a beautiful legacy your husband has left to his family.
- Carmelita Rowe
Our sincere condolances on the passing of your husband. Lawrence & Barb Rudolph
- Lawrence Rudolph
Dear Kathy and family, offering my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad Kath. Sad times but treasured memories.
- Susan Brushett
Dear Karen, Kathryn & family, My deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Bob. Not only do we miss seeing Bob at Ocean View, but we miss seeing your smiling faces as well. You were extremely supportive and loving to Bob, it showed every time you came to visit. Please know that we are all thinking of you during this difficult time. Allison
- Allison Harris
To Karen & Family, I am so sorry to just learn of Bob’s passing. You all have been through so much over the last year and I was so saddened to hear of recent fall. I will be thinking of you in the days ahead and want you to know how appreciative I am for all the help you gave me. Thank you so much. I wish you strength in the days ahead and having the love of family and friends will help you I’m sure. Bob was always so friendly when on his daily trips downstairs here at Dynasty. I remember how he loved to chat when meeting on the elevator or in the lobby. I will be thinking of you all. Bette Ann Wigglesworth
- E. Wigglesworth
Memories I have of Uncle Bob are all good. He was the fun guy who had all the toys. Boats, motorcycles, skidoos, cars, trucks, tractors, the list goes on and on.. He knew how to have fun. And patience!! Took him many tries to get up on those water skis.. and my friends too! Bob was an amazingly talented man that could just make things work. He loved his family who stood by him through all his tests and trials. May he now Rest in Peace. Much love and condolences to all, from me and my boys during this very difficult time.
- Janice Boivin
So sorry to hear of your loss, Karen, Kathy and John. So many good memories to cherish. Many good thoughts and prayers are with you all. May Bob rest in peace. Nancy Gould
- Nancy Gould
Dear Karen and Kathy, we are so sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was a lovely man, and loved his family dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
- Kim Slauenwhite
Dear Karen, Kathy and John, My deepest sympathies to you all with the passing of Bob. I am Robin Smith’s cousin and spent time on Lake Charlotte with Kathy and John. It has been many years but have not forgotten you lovely people. Bob also rescued me years ago when I broke down on the old Mic Mac rotary. He sent a young man to help me from the Esso he owned and later would not accept a penny❤️. Take care of each other and treasure all those great memories. XOXOXO Angela (Wellwood) MacDonell
- Angela MacDonell
Dear Karen and family My sincere condolences to you all.
- Connie Ferguson
Dear Karen and Kathy and family, My deepest condolences to you all on the passing of Bob. I have the most wonderful memories of Bob while spending time with Kathy at Lake Charlotte and at your house in Dartmouth while we were in university. He always had a kind word, a teasing joke and smile to share. I offer up my prayers for his peaceful rest and thankfulness for how he will live on in your beautiful memories of him.
- Andreja Grcic

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