Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Alfred Henry Robert (Bob) Diplock Obituary

DIPLOCK, Alfred Henry Robert (Bob), passed away peacefully at home on October 29, 2002. Born in Camper, Manitoba, August 16, 1922, Bob was the youngest son of Alfred and Eliza Diplock and in 1935 the family moved to Nanaimo. He is predeceased by his oldest son Robert Bruce Diplock, his brother George Diplock and his sisters Myrtle Clark, Gladys Sloan and Coral Major. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret (nee Richmond), his daughters: Sandra (George) Coburn, Coral (Dave) Hanna, his sons Alfred Diplock, George (Patti) Diplock, Daniel (Catherine) Diplock, his 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, his sisters Miriam Stevens, Fran Dykes, Hazel Hall, and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Bob was a war vet and member of the Branch 10 Legion. He joined the army in 1942 and served in Canada, England, Sicily, Italy, and the European Theatre as a radio operator in the Royal Canadian Engineers 1st division. As a highly respected member of the community and a lover of all sports, Bob coached and sponsored juvenile soccer and umpired numerous local softball teams for many years. Bob was well known on the Island for his talent and creativity as a masonry contractor, and retired in 1983. No service will be held by request. Donations in Bob's name may be made to the Salvation Army or charity of choice.

As published in the Nanaimo Daily Bulletin.

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