Robert (Bob) Henry Vigne
February 28 1922 ~ January 22, 2014
Robert (Bob) Henry Vigne passed away on January 22, 2014 in Creston Valley hospital at the age of 91 years.
Robert (Bob) Henry Vigne was born February 28, 1922 in Invermere, BC. He attended school in Vulcan, AB, Clareshom, AB and Creston, BC.
After he finished his schooling, he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army where he served for 5 ½ years in the British Columbia Regiment.
When he was discharged, he logged for a time with his brother and then went to work for Canada Customs (now Canadian Border Services) in Kingsgate. He worked for Customs as an officer and to the position of Superintendant at his retirement.
Bob was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 1945. He served as Vice President in 1956 and President from 1958 to 1960. In 1982 he was awarded a lifetime membership, received the Meritorious Medal in 1989 and Palm Leaf and Plaque in 1996.
He was also a member of the Masons and served on the Cranbrook District School Board and was with the Regional District of Central Kootenay.
Bob was an avid fisherman, curler and golfer.
Bob was predeceased by his son Rob and son-in-law Bob Correale; brothers Godfrey and Bill, and sister Ann.
Bob will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Ethel; daughters Vicki (Ken), Rona (Gord), Yvonne (Dick), and Barb (Gil); daughter-in-law Yvonne; sister Phyllis and brother-in-law Reg, thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.