Donald Robert (Bob) Banks passed away peacefully at Rainycrest Long Term Care on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the age of 79. Bob was born in Fort Frances on September 14, 1942, to Alice and Robert Banks. He moved to Atikokan in 1963 where he met his wife Doreen (Demchuk). Bob and Doreen were married in 1965 and moved to Fort Frances in 1970, where they worked and raised their three children; Sheila, Brian and Nicole.
Bob worked for the Town of Fort Frances, retiring in 2003 after 25 years of service. He was also a member of the Labourers’ International Union of North America and lastly worked seasonally with Hydro One; retiring from LiUNA in 2011.
Bob was a very loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed taking memorable family road trips across Canada and the USA. He loved being outdoors; fishing, camping, bird hunting, chopping firewood, berry picking and gardening.
Bob will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years, Doreen; children Sheila, Brian (Jackie) and Nicole Rego (Banks) of Thunder Bay; grandchildren Danielle, Jacqueline, Brittany, Colton, Seth and Samuel. He is also survived by his brother Bill (Wendy) Banks of Thunder Bay; sister-in-law Carol Banks; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law from the Demchuk family; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Robert and Alice (McRitchie) Banks; father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Anne Demchuk; granddaughter Sarah O’Kane; and his brother Ronald Banks.
As per Bob’s wishes there will be no funeral service. If desired donations may be made to Rainycrest Auxillary, c/o Green Funeral Home, Box 427, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8.