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Obituary for Robert Charles Manuel

Robert Charles Manuel

74 of Windsor Road, NS passed away quietly in South Shore Regional Hospital on November 9, 2023. Robert was known for his kindness and good sense of humour. Born October 14, 1949, to Robert E. and Norma J. (Bowser) Manuel.

Bob or Robb, as he was known to many, spent the better part of his working career in public service with the Federal Government. Robb refused to give up working and following his retirement he held positions in NS politics, boat sales, and the insurance business. Throughout his lifetime, his spare time was spent in volunteer activities. He was a church and parish warden, instructor of public speaking, President of South Shore Federal Retirees Assoc., and District Commissioner with Scouts Canada—St. Margaret’s Bay District. As well as the winning Coach of Boutilier’s Point and Tantallon Bantam ball teams. He sat on various boards and committees, such as Bonny Lea Farm, Our Health Centre—Chester, Starfish Syrian Refugee Initiative, Fire Advisory Committee, Evaluator with the Prime Ministers Volunteer Awards Programme, Chester—St. Margaret’s PC Provincial EDA, The South Shore PC Federal EDA, and as a heart transplant recipient, Robb never turned down a request to present on the importance of organ donation. In addition, he also helped many of his family and friends with their income tax each year. Robb was recognized for his community contribution receiving both the Canada 125 and the Queen’s Jubilee medals. Robb was a great family man and will be sadly missed by his very large family.

Robb is survived by his wife of 52 years, Karan (Graves) Manuel; son, Peter (Thea Langille); and grandchildren, Abigail and Lucas (Samantha); sisters, Thelma Whitman, Roberta Whiting, Dorothy (Melbourn) Dauphinee, and Betty Graves; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Robb was predeceased by infant sister, Judith Ann; brother-in-laws; Russel Whitman, Gerald Whiting, and Roger Graves.

The family will receive visitors 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 16th in the Ronald A. Walker Funeral Home, 13549 Peggys Cove Road Upper Tantallon. A Celebration of Life will be held 11 am Friday, November 17 in St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, Tantallon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart Transplant Clinic, QEII Hospital, or the Molly Appeal, Dalhousie Medical Research.