In Loving Memory Of
Robert “Bob” Davis
1941 - 2022

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.

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Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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  1. So sorry for the loss of Bob .He was a great Phys Ed teacher at NCHS . Thoughts & Prayers to you all 💔

  2. Sorry to hear of Mr. Davis’s passing
    I attended North Colchester High School when he was teaching there
    I also live on the same road as his summer cottage and pass by everyday on my walk, always wondering about him.
    Condolences to your family❤️

  3. Our condolences to you all in Bob’s passing – hadn’t seen him much this summer but didn’t realize he was ill. Lots of high school memories and memories from Brule Shore

  4. How truly sad we are to hear of Mr. Davis’ passing. He was one of the favorites among the teaching staff at NCHS when we attended, and just an all around lovely man. Deepest condolences to all who held him dear . May you find peace and comfort in your memories ❤️

  5. So sorry to David and Juanita and the family . Mr. Davis was a kind teacher . Rip Bob

  6. So sorry for your loss.
    He was a great gym teacher and wonderful neighbour.

  7. Sorry to hear of Mr. Davis’s passing. Condolences to Stephanie, Michael and family.

  8. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Condolences to Stephanie and Michael Annette and their families. I will always remember visiting in tatamagouche and Bob taking us on his boat. My first boat ride as a young girl. I remember him always smiling and friendly. All my love.

  9. Mr Davis was a wonderful teacher at NCHS.So very sorry for your loss ,Deepest Sympathy to all his loved ones

  10. Sincerest condolences to all of Mr.Davis’ Family. He was a wonderful gentle man and as a teacher always showed such an interest in his students. He was one of my favourite teachers and never had the opportunity to see him through the years. He certainly left a lasting impression on his students. May he ‘Rest in Peace” and prayers for all of his loved ones.

  11. A wonderful neighbor and teacher. Many memories of his days in Tatamagouche , but the one particular one is the time he taught me to water ski on the waters off Brule shore,this took some patience on his part, but he didn’t give up on me. I looked forward to seeing him around and about Tatamagouche each year he returned from Florida. Sending our deepest sympathies.

  12. So sorry for his families’ loss. He was great teacher, always pleasant and smiling.

  13. RIP MR.DAVIS I made a comment and said Juanita when I meant to say Stephanie . Sorry gor the mistake Stephanie

  14. Rest in peace Mr.Davis, you were a great teacher, made gym always fun and you made a difference in all us kids lives. My condolences to your family.

  15. Sincere condolences to all the family. I will remember him as a very kind teacher who always had a smile for us.

  16. Sorry to hear of Mr. Davis ‘ passing.
    My sympathy to all the family.
    He was so kind to all his students, even those of us who were not too interested in sports. We were all treated with respect. Rest in peace, Mr. Davis.

  17. Bob was a wonderful neighbour and teacher . My best memory of him is the day he taught me to water ski. Living just up the road and being of baby sitting age I was often at the Davis household. He will be well remembered, my deepest sympathies to the family .

  18. Our condolences to the family of Bob Davis – he was a great teacher and well as a fine gentlemen. RIP Mr. Davis

  19. We were saddened to read of Bob’s passing. I worked at NCHS when Bob was the Phys. Ed teacher. He was always smiling, had a keen interest in his students and was well liked by his peers and his students.
    This summer driving by his cottage I wondered where he was.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy during this sad time in your lives.

  20. Dear Stephanie, Dave, Michael and Family, Cynthia and I pass along our prayers and condolences. Saying goodbye is never easy especially to a parent. Your Father has started a new journey free from pain. God bless one and all.

  21. Uncle Bob was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed. He used to take my brother and I swimming all the time when he would visit. We thought the world of him. My father loved him greatly as well.

  22. Bob, Mr. Davis, was my gym teacher at North Colchester in the 70s. He always carried a youthful zeal and kept things “high level”. The perfect gym teacher. What I most remember is always getting the whistle for double dribbling in basketball. I am very sorry for your loss. Mr. Davis, Bob, will be remembered fondly.

  23. To Stephanie, Michael and Families, So sorry to read of Bob’s passing. He was full of stories and was lots of fun. Bob had a winning smile and quick sense of humor. Haven’t seen him for years but I have many fond memories that bring a smile to my face. Condolences to his family and friends.

  24. My brother, Robert Davis, taught school in Truro with your Dad. Two teachers of the same name, and the same age. On top of this, their fathers were both Russell. To make matters even more interesting, they frequently commuted together from Tatamagouche to Truro. They became great friends, both active in sports and fitness. They kept contact right up until my brother’s death. I recall your Dad as a pleasant, handsome man with a beautiful smile. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

  25. Boyd and I were saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. We shared many great times together when Boyd and Bob taught their first couple of years at River Hebert District High School.
    Boyd and Bob roomed together at Gladie MacEachern’s the first year and shared an apartment at Billy and Inez Baird’s their second and last year together. We have many fond memories of traveling to Florida with Bob and Annette during Spring Break; taking our children on a trip to Cape Breton; our visits with them at their home in Tatamagouche..
    Our heartfelt sympathy to Bob’s children, Michael and Stephanie and to his whole family and many friends..

  26. Dear Stephanie & Michael- We are so very sorry to hear about your dad. We loved him very much and always enjoyed our time with him. Your dad was a very special man. Praying for solace for you and your family.
    Jenifer & Dan Robinson (Florida)

  27. We were saddened to learn of Bob’s passing and send heartfelt condolences to all the family. Please know that our thoughts are with you.♥️

  28. Sincere condolences for your loss. Many fond memories of teaching with Bob at NCHS as well as social time spent at the cottage on Brule Shore

  29. So very sorry to hear the sad news of Bob’s passing. He was a wonderful man with twinkling eyes, and always enjoyed his company and his partner Karen Lank at Legion dances in Stellarton.They owned the dance floor. Condolences to Karen and his family.

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