3246 SCREATON, Robert Bruce – BGen (ret’d) – Class of 1954

3246 SCREATON, Robert Bruce – BGen (ret’d) R.C.E.M.E. Robert (Bob) passed away peacefully on Sunday March 6th at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Elaine (Helen); his children Sharon Morgan (John), Katherine Wray (Shane) and Christina Barnes (Glenn); proud grandfather of Amanda (Meagan), Katherine (Adam), Elizabeth (Dominic), Krista (Kane), Audrey Ann, Sarah (Patrick) and Nicholas: and loving great grandfather of seven.

Also survived by his sister Mary Jane Pocock and several nieces and nephews. Born in London Ontario on 5 October 1931. A graduate of the Royal Military College, Queen’s University and National Defense College class of 1973-74. He served 35 years in the CAF a career that took him to Germany, Egypt, Vietnam and the United States. Following he served as administrator at Christ Church Cathedral and several years as a volunteer with STRIDE Wheelchairs. Special thanks to Dr. Haddad, the Heart Institute emergency staff along with the the fourth floor staff for all their care and kindness. According to Bob’s wishes a private family service will be held. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa-Restoration Fund or STRIDE Wheelchairs Condolences/Donations at: Hulse, Playfair & McGarry 613-748-1200

One Comment

  • Philip Wall

    March 14, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Dear Sharon and John;

    It’s been a long time since I met your Dad at your wedding day in 1976. I remember him not only as a high ranking officer, but also of genuine sincerity; friendly and approachable even with me then as a Cadet. That was quite something for the military back then. I recall quite clearly that he had asked me what the Naval toast of the day was during your wedding reception, and I replied in typical Naval fashion with the traditional Navy Toast which has since been replaced with a much more political and socially acceptable phrase. I remember him getting quite a chuckle out of it. Blessings to you and your Family at this time.

    Philip Wall