It is challenging to find the right words to describe a man as loving, understanding, patient, dignified with graciousness, and as preeminently kind as Wallace Albert Lawrence Joseph Robert. Perhaps it can’t be done? So, we will simply let it be stated by the loving and respectful responses from all those who ever had the pleasure of meeting the man!
Sadly, we lost the joy of the presence of ‘Wally’, 90, of Upham, New Brunswick on May 11th, 2020.
Our dear ‘Wally’ was born to the late Edward and Solange Robert on May 5th, 1930, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. After he joyously married Muriel ‘Peg’ Butler in 1969, they lived in Sydney, N.S., before relocating to Halifax in 1971, and, then later, to Bedford, Nova Scotia.
Wally, who had a 50+ year career in radio and broadcast television, was employed at Canada’s first privately owned television station. CKSO-TV, in Sudbury, Ontario, was turned on October 25th, 1953 (the station was a CBC network affiliate). Wally later worked for ATV in Sydney and, later, in Halifax, Nova Scotia as Director of Engineering.
With talent and meticulous care Wally excelled as he gave his dedication to everything he undertook! Whether as a guitar player gifted with a rich baritone voice, a wood and furniture craftsman, a car enthusiast (such as his 1927 Essex or his MG), a horseman (riding his beloved ‘Duke’), Wally could undertake just about anything, but, most especially, he could build loving relationships.
Wally loved his family dearly! He strengthened them with stability and encouragement. Wally is survived by four wonderful children, Ronald Robert (and Sharon) of Middle Stewiacke, N.S., Michel Robert (Kitchener, Ontario), Warren Robert (and Rhonda) of Bedford, N.S., and, his youngest, Nicole Fowler (and her husband Donald) of Upham, N.B. Wally is also survived by 7 dear grandchildren (Mia, Chelsea, Mason, Haylea, Catherine, Matthew, and Joseph), and 2 great grandchildren (Nolan and Dean).
His family, and, literally, quite possibly everyone who ever met him, are grateful for the gift of Wally’s life.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service celebrating his remarkable life will be held in Nova Scotia at a future date.
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