Robert Louis Wendland
Obituary for Robert Louis Wendland
WENDLAND, Robert Louis Arthur, age 69, passed away at home on November 26, 2019. Born in Saskatoon, Sask., a son of the late Arthur and Petronella Wendland (Van Bergen), Bob moved to the Maritimes in the early 70s, living in Port Hawkesbury and Fredericton before settling permanently in the Annapolis Valley.
Bob began his working life as a manager for Wandlyn Inns and then spent many productive years as a manager for Wades Grocery Stores throughout the Annapolis Valley. He rounded out his years of toil at Thompson’s Moving and Storage in Middleton, NS. Both those who worked for and with him looked up to Bob. He had a knack for gathering people together.
Bob is survived by son, Steven (Leanne) Wendland, Halifax; daughter, Kristin (Nick) Wendland, Alberta; brother Tim (Yoland) Wendland, Australia; nieces, Nellie and Bella; and nephew Sam.
Bob was loved and appreciated by his family and his many friends, who found in him a generous, funny, and easy going companion. He was a great cook (and made the best pancakes). He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching nature documentaries, golfing, and drinking beer. He was an avid Maple Leafs fan, and was himself a standout defenceman in Maritime junior and local senior men’s hockey leagues in his day. He was also well travelled and had a worldly sensibility. Bob was unapologetic about his life and manner of living; you always knew where he stood and where you stood with him. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.
At Bob’s request, there will be no conventional funeral service. Cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life is planned for a later date. Bob’s family would like to thank his friends for their ongoing support. Online condolences may be left on this website.
I’ll always cherish all the sweet memories. I’m sorry for lost time. Hopefully we can make up for it one day. I love you.
-Your Little Girl
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