For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar
PRICE, Stephen Robert - Bob passed away June 29, 2019, at the Shorncliffe Extended Care Facility in Sechelt after more than a decade of struggling with Alzheimer's disease. Bob was 74 years old. Bob leaves behind his wife, Madeline, his three sons, Patrick, Anthony and Scott, four grandchildren, Ireland, Noah, Sawyer and Jasper, and his sisters, Gaye Patterson and Ann Crawford. He was predeceased by his brother, Penry Price. Bob had a love for the ocean, joining and serving in the cadets from 1958 to 1962. He joined the HMCS Venture as an officer cadet and became the ship's light middleweight boxing champion. He then moved on to submarine school in Groton, Connecticut, serving six colourful years there as a submariner. In 1968, Bob went back to university for his degree in Education, before working for many years as an educator and administrator on Vancouver Island and in the Yukon. He was an avid rugby fan and dedicated significant time to the sport as both a player and coach. He retired from education in 1990 and worked as the executive director for the Sunshine Coast Association for Community Living, being a strong advocate for the people he served. He finally retired to his wilderness property in Narrows Inlet with his wife, building a float cabin for guests and running a kayak destination for outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world. He loved spending time navigating his sailboat throughout the beautiful inlets and waters of B.C. The family would like to extend a generous thank you to the first-floor nursing staff at the Shorncliffe facility, their manager, Liz Dutton, and, most recently, Chris Guwick and Dr. Jeanette Gibbons for their exemplary care for Bob over the past several months, including for the extra time and effort they spent communicating by email and phone anytime Maddie was away working.
Live With Passion In the end,
it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years. By Abraham Lincoln
(The Coast Reporter 09 Jul 2019)
Ships served in:
HMCS VENTURE - Appointed to Venture 09 Sep 1962 as a Naval Cadet (seniority 01 Sep 1962) (Navy List Oct 1962)
HMCS NEW WATERFORD - Appointed to NEW WATERFORD 06 Apr 1964 for training (Navy List Oct 1964)
HMCS SWANSEA - Appointed to SWANSEA 19 Dec 1964 for training as an A/SLt, RCN (Navy List Apr 1965)
HMCS CRESCENT - Appointed to CRESCENT 30 Aug 1965 as a SLt, RCN (Navy List Oct 1965)