ROBERT ALAN LEFEAUX May 15, 1939- October 14, 2022
Bob passed away peacefully in his 84th year in Lions Gate Hospital of complications from Parkinson’s Disease.
Lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Katherine, children: Dennis (Julie) and Sharlene Gallilee (Rick) and grandchildren: Harrison, Devon, Carys and Braiden, his sister, Marilyn, nephews: Bruce and John and their families and many cousins. Deeply missed by many many friends. He was predeceased by his parents: John and Winifred (Neilson) and step-mother, Helen.
Born in Vancouver and raised in West Vancouver, Bob attended Pauline Johnson Elementary and West Vancouver Secondary. He served in the Vancouver Fire Department, retiring in 1995 as Captain.
His great love was the sea – a long time member of Tiddly Cove Yacht Club and later West Vancouver Yacht Club, Bob was one of the well-known local racers during the later 1970s and 80s. In 1984 his Cal T2 “Bad News” was VARC Boat of the Year. Later on, he and Katherine cruised the Coast on “Good News”.
His great friend, Skip said toward the end that Bob was still very much the “Mighty fighter of fires and Captain of the Seas”.
Thank you to Home Instead Senior Care, the wonderful West Vancouver Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance for their consistent amazing care. Donations, if interested to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of B.C., Parkinson Society British Columbia or the SPCA.
A Funeral Service will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 1:00p.m followed by a Celebration of Life at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver at 3:30 p.m.