After a fruitful and entertaining life, Bob Lewthwaite passed away peacefully on January 25, 2017 at the Redvers Long Term Care, Redvers at the age of 65 years.
Bob was the middle of three sons born to John (Peck) and Chrissie Lewthwaite. He was raised in an exceptionally supportive community that allowed his parents to provide what they believed was important for Bob. His ‘schooling’ days at Saint Ann Convent in Wauchope with his friends such as Scott Murray and Joanne Mills were an enabling and developmentally significant time. The origin of the Redvers Activity Centre was a further significant contributor to his fruitful life as an adult. The Centre provided many opportunities for Bob, especially in the development of life-time friendships.
Bob loved long summers at Crescent Beach at Whitebear Lake. He had numerous trips to see cousins and aunts and uncles across Western Canada. He had trips to arctic Canada, the Klondike, New Zealand and Mexico.
He is survived by his brother Brian (and wife Clara of Australia), his two nieces (Kimberley and Simon of New Zealand and Rhea and Thomas and daughter Ts’ela of Dawson City, Yukon), and many cousins (from Canada and the United States) and an aunt, Helen Brownlee of Brandon.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Christena Lewthwaite and brother David Lewthwaite who died in November, 2016 in Mexico.
The Lewthwaite’s, past and present, thank the community of Redvers, the Redvers Activity Centre and the Redvers Haven for the friendship, joy, dignity, care, and attention provided for Bob throughout his life. Redvers’ response to Bob and his many friends is an exceptional testament to how a community can function to raise a citizen.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Bob and David on July 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Knox United Church, Redvers, SK with Pastor Marja Hordern officiating. The interment will be held immediately following the service at the Redvers town cemetery with lunch to follow at the church auditorium.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Redvers Activity Centre, Box 418 Redvers, SK, S0C 2H0. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Services, Redvers.