Bom-Wrapper

Robert Jasper

Bob Jasper

Saturday, March 26th, 1932 - Friday, October 16th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Bob Jasper, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Bob Jasper

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Bob Jasper's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Bob Jasper's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.

Obituary

Jasper, Robert Edmund
26 March, 1932 – 16 October, 2020
Bob was born in St. Thomas Ontario to Ethel (Baldwin) and Robert Henry Jasper, and what a life it was.
RCAF Pilot from 1953-66, including tours in Search & Rescue, UN Peacekeeping, surveying the DEW Line, and in 1954 Bob was part of the Canso crew that flew HRH The Duke of Edinburgh & his entourage on their Arctic tour; Air Canada Pilot from 1966-1991 (25 Years, 6 months, 4 days, and 15,072:18 flying hours, as the plaque declares); Golfer; Barn Builder; House Designer; Gentleman Farmer; Carpenter; Inventor (of a sort); Husband; Father; Friend; Bon Vivant... Bob was a confident, capable man who seemingly could do anything – in 1966, his Commanding Officer wrote in a reference letter to Air Canada, ‘I have come to know him as the quiet efficient type who gets results without fuss or clamour.’
In fact, there must have been some fuss or clamour. At 23, Bob married a woman considerably his senior (she never gave away her secret). He met Flight Nurse (Margaret) Mary Kennedy as they flew Search & Rescue missions on the BC coast. Through military and civilian life, she was his co-pilot for the next 51 years. Their life at RCAF Stations Sea Island, Calgary and Trenton earned Bob and Mary remarkably strong and lasting friendships. Settling into civilian life in Caledon, these friendships remained core to their family life, as they added new life-long friends to the circle. Naming his donkeys after various Prime Ministers is indicative of his viewpoint. Upon retirement in 1991, he & Mary built a new home, designed to host their friends. He embraced an active schedule of travel & golf (walking the Pulpit or Paintbrush until he couldn’t) as well as trying his hand at furniture building – to some success. Bob was fully devoted to Mary’s care at home until her death in 2006.
In his last years, Parkinson’s with complications of Lewy Body Disease gradually robbed Bob of his speech and his mobility, but not his awareness or sense of humour. He received loving care in his own home from an exceptional team of caregivers, for which we are eternally grateful. Carol MacDonald, Esther Dzuba, Veronica DelCastilho, Valerie McGrady, Maridel Lopez, Marg Fisher and Isabelle Balicki, all provided round-the-clock support for Bob and his family. Dr. Kenneth Derksen was a model for what a family physician can be.
Robert Edmund Jasper died at midday on Friday 16 October, peacefully, in his own home, knowing he was loved. He leaves his ‘darling daughter Petunia’ Anne (Rob Groh), son Michael (Kerry, nee Topham) and beloved granddaughter Renée. The family will raise a glass of ‘Oh Be Joyful’ in his honour at a future date when friends can attend. Sam McGee approved cremation has taken place.
Please consider a donation to Parkinson.ca, Alzheimer.ca or a charity of your choice in his honour. A tree will be planted in memory of Bob in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville. The next annual dedication service will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.dodsandmcnair.com
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Bob Jasper
No funeral details available.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Bob Jasper here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
BS

Bob Shapton

Posted at 06:22am
We are saddened on learning of Bob's passing and want to offer our sincere condolences to Anne and the rest of the Jasper family and friends. Lorna and I met Bob and Mary when we bought their home on 10th Sideroad (now Escarpment Sideroad) in Caledon. We've lived here for more than 31 years now and still love the place. We became very good friends and Bob and I spent a lot of time together in his woodlot. I always admired and respected Bob for his energy, capabilities, and kindness. We are extremely fortunate to have known Bob, who played a significant role in our lives. ... Bob and Lorna Shapton
PB

Paul Baldwin

Posted at 03:20pm
Anne and Rob, Michael , Kerry and Renee:

I was saddened to read of your Dad's passing, sorry that he had suffered in his last years and feeling guilty for not making our way to Orangeville for a visit. I also was again impressed by his life's achievements, touched by the humour and wisdom of your obituary and proud that this accomplished Bud was our cousin.

I have sent copies of the obit to other members of the clan and am sure they will agree with my comments.

Our condolences,

Cousin Paul
T

thebakerclan@cogeco.ca

Posted at 10:11am
Widely liked and respected by his fellow Air Canada pilots. Rest in peace Bob. My condolences to his family.
Sincerely,
Andy Baker
AC retired
BG

Brant Gulyes

Posted at 10:07am
To Bob's family: I had the privilege of flying with Bob on the Boeing 727 in the late 1980's. Intelligent, calm, professional and blessed with a sardonic sense of humour - he was a keen observer of both the body politic and the human condition. It was a pleasure to have flown with him.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: