Robert (Bob) Leon Davis, 81, of Moncton, NB, passed away on October 8th, at the Moncton City Hospital, with his two children by his side, after losing a battle with cancer.
Bob was born in Shelburne, Nova Scotia on February 26, 1941 to Russell and Florence (Smith) Davis.
He is survived by his two children: Michael Davis and Stephanie DeBodt (Dave), both of Moncton as well as his former wife and mother of his children, Annette MacLennan (Sonier), also of Moncton. He is also survived by a brother, Thomas Davis of Shelburne and sister Elizabeth Bezanson (Davis) of Chester, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Bob graduated from the Nova Scotia Teachers College in Truro NS in 1960. He taught in River Hebert, NS, until 1963 when he moved to Tatamagouche where he taught at the North Colchester high school until 1985 and then in Truro until his retirement in 1993. As a Physical Education instructor, he also coached soccer and basketball in River Hebert and Tatamagouche.
Prior to his move to Moncton, Bob lived for a time in Pictou County but never lost his love for Tatamagouche and always maintained his residence there. Throughout his retirement years he split his time between Tatamagouche and wintering in Englewood, Florida. He led a very active life and enjoyed many activities including swimming, going to the beach, sports, dancing and music.
Donations in memory can be made at any charity or Friends of the Moncton Hospital Foundation.
The family invites you to sign a book of condolences online at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.
Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.