It is with great sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Robert Tester on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 at La Verendrye Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Robert was born in Gladstone, Man. on Nov. 10, 1935 to the late Fred and Adele Tester.
He was united in marriage to Doreen Davidson on May 23, 1960. They resided in Winnipeg, Man., where Robert was employed with Investors and later Richardson Securities.
He was involved in minor hockey and managed the St. James Canadians ‘AA’ Midgets.
Their family expanded with the arrival of daughters, Dana-Lynn and Angela.
In 1976, the family moved to Fort Frances, where Robert was employed as controller, and later shareholder, with McTaggarts chain of stores.
While in Fort Frances, Robert participated in his daughters’ early activities, with figure skating being number one. He served as president of the Borderland Figure Skating Club.
Robert retired in 2000 and continued to enjoy gardening, cooking, fishing, and visiting with family and friends, especially with his grandchildren, McKenna and Matthew.
He was an active member and past treasurer of St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances.
Robert was predeceased by his parents, Adele and Fred Tester; mother-in-law, May Davidson; brother-in-law Cecil Davidson; and niece, Connie.
He is survived by his wife, Doreen; daughters, Dana-Lynn (Kevin) Begin and Angela Tester; grandchildren, McKenna and Matthew; sister, Marguerite Patterson (Roger); brother-in-law, Ted Davidson; sister-in-law, Marjorie McTaggart (Gordon); and sister-in-law, Pat Davidson.
Also surviving are his nieces and nephews, Keith, Barry, Sherry, Larien, Valerie, Marjorie, Mark, Laurie, Gregory, Jo Anne, Nancy, Midge, Kathi, Allan, Lynne, Jacqueline, Keith, and Daniel.
Funeral services took place Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances, with Fr. Wayne Mcintosh officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were Gord McTaggart, Bill Gadd, Sam Arbuckle, Barry Patterson, Paul Begin, and Paul Fischer.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam, donations may be made to St. John’s Anglican Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.northridgefuneralhome.com