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Robert James Stutt

December 20, 1914 - October 7, 2018


Bob (Robert) was born to Wellington and Elsie Evelyn Stutt on December 20, 1914, the fourth of 14 children on their homestead near Moosomin, Saskatchewan.
He grew up on the farm and attended the nearby Fairmede School. After completing the eighth grade, Bob left school to seek work and help out with the family farm. He eventually became employed as a captain of a freighter navigating Lake Superior out of Hudson, Ontario. He also worked as an ice-road trucker driving a tractor on the Great Lakes during the winters.
In 1939, Bob made his way out to Vancouver and shortly afterward, moved to his permanent hometown of Powell River and worked in the Powell River mill for close to 40 years.
Dad proudly served his country by joining the BC Dragoons in 1941. He subsequently earned his sergeant stripes as a tank commander during World War II, fighting in North Africa, Italy (where he was wounded) and in Europe contributing to the liberation of Holland. He arrived back home in January 1946 and married Freda Bauman. They subsequently set up home on a small hobby farm in Wildwood, where they raised their four kids.
They enjoyed living in the community of Wildwood for many years. After retiring from the mill in 1979, he and Freda filled their retirement years by travelling across many parts of this great land and then moving to the community of Blue Mountain Estates.
Dad was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Freda, eight sisters and three brothers. He is survived by daughters Thelma (Dave) Parker, Lacombe, AB, and Jeannie Stutt of Edmonton, AB; his sons Dave (Cindy) Stutt of Barriere, BC, and Fred (Cathy) Stutt of Powell River; his sister Mary Scott of Victoria and his brother Garnie Stutt of Toronto, ON, along with nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
After Mom passed away in 2011, Dad found caregivers who went above and beyond to support him in his home until he was just shy of turning 101. At that time he moved to Willingdon Creek Village, where he again found awesome support and comfort. The family sends a huge thank-you to all these caregivers as he was completely spoiled, and boy did he know it!
He was our dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, and three months away from being a great-great grandpa, and always our hero.

Rest in peace, Sergeant Stutt.

In conjunction with his wishes, no funeral service will be held at this time as there will be a celebration of his life to be organized at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Bob’s name.


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