Kinsman, Bob

Robert James Kinsman

March 12, 1958 - August 9, 2016


KINSMANIt is with deep sadness that the family of Robert James Kinsman announce his passing at the age of fifty-eight. Bob grew up on the family farm in the 1-7 district. Following his graduation from Morden Collegiate in 1975, Bob pursued a career in the restaurant business that spanned both restaurant management and ownership. Over the years, he lived in Winnipeg and the Ottawa area before returning to Morden where he worked in a management position at the Legion for a number of years. 

Bob is survived by two brothers, Glen (Sharla) Kinsman and Richard (Helen) Kinsman of Morden and a sister, Beverley (Tom) Nielsen of Phoenix. He is also survived by his former wife, Lu Kinsman of Calgary as well as his partner, Doreen Beauchamp of Morden in addition to a circle of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Although the origin of the term is unclear, Bob was lovingly known as CUB - for Crazy Uncle Bob - to his nieces and nephews with whom he was particularly close. Bob was predeceased by dad, John Kinsman in 2002, mom, Susie Kinsman in 2006 and our brothers, Jeffrey in 1979 and Garry in 2008. Those of us who knew him will miss his quick wit, caring personality, quirky sense of humour and willingness to help family and friends whenever he could. 

In lieu of a funeral service, a private family gathering was held at Chapel Cemetery Columbarium with a celebration of Bob's life for family and friends, sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion at the Legion Hall in Morden.  

The family wishes to thank Dr. Jackson and the staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre for their kindness and care. Those wishing to donate to a charity in Bob’s memory may donate to Katie Cares.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements