Robert Conrad

Robert Cecil Conrad

Wednesday, January 29th, 1947 - Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Robert Cecil Conrad
It is with deep sadness that the family of Robert Cecil Conrad announce his death on February 10, 2020. Born on January 29, 1947, Robert was raised in Queensland, Nova Scotia where he developed a love of fishing at a young age. He followed that love into an over 55-year-long career as a bluefin tuna and mackerel fisherman in St. Margaret’s Bay which gave way to him holding leadership roles with the Nova Scotia Mackerel Association and the St. Margaret’s Bay Tuna Fisherman’s Association. In addition to his love of fishing, Robert was a man of faith which led him to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1991 from Atlantic Union College. While he chose fishing as his career, Robert was very involved in his church and his community. He was always willing to pitch in where needed volunteering for various community organizations and church programs over the years. He embraced adventure and lifelong learning. One never knew what new project Robert would come up with or what new activity he would dive into. As a result, Robert had a wide circle of friends and connections, all of whom played a big role in bringing joy into his life. A truly multi-faceted man, Robert was deeply loved by his wife and children and the loss of his presence in their lives will be great. He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughters Sarah (Jimmy) and Robin; grand-daughter Gemma; sisters-in-law Maureen (Russell) and Welda; uncle Murray (Julia); aunt Eva; and many nieces and nephews. Robert’s family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Bruce Colwell, Janice R.N., Dr. Randy Colwell, and the nurses from the SSRH Mat-Child unit. A service will take place 11am on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Black Point and Area Community Centre (8579 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Black Point, NS). There will be no burial service. In keeping with Robert’s love for and dedication to his community, the family requests in lieu of flowers donations are given to the Hubbards Area Food Bank, Health Services Foundation of the South Shore, or the charity of your choice. Online condolences can be made to
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    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Black Point & Area Community Centre
    8579 St. Margarets Bay Road
    Black Point, Nova Scotia B0J1B0
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Nancy Wight

Posted at 10:35am
Robert Conrad was my hero. Not mentioned in the published newspaper obit, was the fact of his immediate action on September 2, 1998, to venture into the ocean where he attempted to find out what was happening after an explosive sound. From his house on the hill in Hubbards, Conrad leapt into his boat and had no way of knowing in the dark of night that it was a plane crash with 229 people on board. Somehow he alerted others and the search and rescue attempts were on. There were no survivors. I am ever grateful to him for his immediate response and attempts to rescue people. Nancy Wight, New York

Debbie Strange

Posted at 11:08pm
Dear Peggy,
Words cannot express how deeply saddened we were to hear of Bob’s passing.
We will miss seeing him wearing his blue coveralls, driving his tractor to and from the wharf, fishing nets in tow, or whistling out a greeting to Amber as we pass by on our morning walk down the driveway.
You both showed Eddie and I so much kindness, welcoming us into the neighbourhood when we arrived from England, and we soon learnt from other people we met that Bob was one of the most loved and respected members of the community, offering help and kindness to anyone in need.
When we attended his service today, it was clear to see by the vast number of people there, and by the words spoken, that Bob was greatly loved and admired and will be missed by all who knew him.
Thinking of you and the family and sending our heartfelt condolences.
Debbie and Eddie

Paul S Nickerson

Posted at 06:52pm
My condolences to the Family Of Robert Conrad, I grew up with him as a Child in Queensland in the same house we spent many a day on the shore fishing perch, one can see where he got the deep interest in fishing. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Paul Nickerson


Posted at 08:03am
Dear Peggy and family,
We send our deepest condolences to you. We feel very fortunate to have known Bob. From the very first moment he came bounding into our yard to introduce himself, we knew we had made a special friendship. We will cherish the fond memories of his visits, whether to check on the staus of the monarch's hatching, to take a look at our latest property project, or to show him the new bird nest we found. He was a kind and generous soul. We will miss him stopping by to comment on the glorious weather, or to have a deeper conversation. We send you strength at this time. Judy and Danika, your neighbors down the hill.

angus & carol

Posted at 02:15pm
We are so sorry to hear about Robert.We send our Love to Peggy & Girls May God give you comfort at this sad time.Love Angus & Carol Harvey.

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