Robert Lendall Tupper, 75, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 after a long battle with cancer.
He was born July 20, 1939 to Robert and Anita Tupper in Yarmouth County, N.S.
He grew up in Nova Scotia and as a young man enlisted with the Canadian Armed Forces. He was a career military man, serving all over Canada.
Robert was united in marriage to Karen Pullar on April 11, 1959 and together they had six boys.
After retirement, they moved to International Falls, Mn. to be closer to family and settled in Fort Frances shortly afterwards.
Not one to be idle, Robert took a job with Voyageur Panel for six years. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts for more than 20 years both as a leader and a teacher.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He leaves behind his wife, Karen; sons, Scott Brian, Daniel Lendall, Roger Irvin and wife, Joy, Teddy James and wife, Rosita, Michael Sheldon and wife, Ann, and Robert Leo and wife, Kimberly; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer, Bethany, Mathew, Adam, Kaylyn, Nikkita, Jeremy, Brittany, Brandon, Cody, Meghan, and Robert Logan; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Kato.
He also is survived by his sisters, Shirley Mae Milligan and Diane Fay; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Robert was predeceased by his parents.
At his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no service.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 920 Tungsten St., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 5Z6 or the Tamarack House, Suite 501, 984 Oliver Rd., Thunder Bay, Ont., P7B 7C7.
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