Robert Elgin Crawford

Passed 07/27/2019


Obituary For Robert Elgin Crawford

On Saturday July 27th , Bob passed away at the Dartmouth General Hospital at the age of 78.

Born in Dartmouth, he was the only son of Robert and Pearl ( Naugle ) Crawford.

Bob was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces ( Air ) and trained as an X-Ray Technician. Upon his discharge, he joined the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and was employed by the Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission. He was a Beaver Leader in Dartmouth South and was involved in Leadership Training courses in Boy Scouts where he earned the title “Chief Hug-a-Tree”. Bob was also a hockey coach for many years with the Dartmouth Whalers and SEDMHA associations. He was an Amateur Radio operator (VE1 REC) and was a member of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society. As a member he spent many enjoyable and sometimes adventurous trips to locate and photograph over 300 Lighthouses in Eastern Canada.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth ( Moxsom ), sons Mark ( Christina ), Montreal and Dwayne, Dartmouth. Besides his parents he was deceased by sisters Linda and Sheila Lord.

At Bob’s request there will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday August 2nd at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Regency Drive, Dartmouth, Reverend Edwin Ebsary officiating. If desired memorial donations may be made to Church of the Holy Spirit, 1 Regency Drive, Dartmouth, Feed Nova Scotia or charity of choice.

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  • 12/09/2019

    I never met Bob personally but enjoyed many communications with him over the ham radio airwaves. We both had a love for lighthouses and belonged to the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS). Our communications always took place between a lighthouse near which one of us was operating and the others home radio station. Bob was always a professional operator and a gentleman. He always had kind words and expressed his thanks for our communications. God bless you Bob and Rest In Peace until we meet again in a better place near more lighthouses. Paul Schumacher, KD9FM, Mequon, WI.

  • 10/16/2019

    I was honoured to serve on the HMCS Protecteur for 2 years, with Robert. Being in the Air Element he wasn't use to going sea and looking out the port hole on leaving harbour turned a little green. A great friend and a great person to work with.

  • 08/01/2019

    Elizabeth my thoughts and prayer are with you and you family.

  • 07/30/2019

    I worked with Bob at the Nova Scotia Rehab on Summer Street ,in halifax for a number of years. A great guy. I used to go fo Donair pizza slices on Friday ,boy did he love that ..he would call it the biga slice . He always refered to his VW as the German engineered road machine ...a funny guy ,very good memories of Bob. My sincere Condolences to his family . May he rest in peace . Bernie Stone

  • 07/29/2019

    Aunt Elizabeth, Mark and Dwayne - It was with sadness to learn of Uncle Bob’s passing; please accept heartfelt condolences. I will always remember Uncle Bob and have wonderful memories of the many times spent with him as I grew up, his stories and his hearty laugh! Sympathies to your family. Love, Cindy. (Daughter of Sheila)

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