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ROBERT TERRY MCFEE (published on October 01, 2009)

ROBERT TERRY MCFEE May 3, 1939 - September 28, 2009 It is with great sadness, I announce the passing of Robert T. McFee. Robert and I began our lives together 24 years ago. He was an honourable, loving and devoted husband. I am unable to express the void I will feel without him. I will miss you dearly, my love; you will always be in my heart' Love, Don Don Bob died peacefully at St. Boniface palliative care unit following a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Donna, step-children, Curtis (Sheila), Russell, Anndrea (Marcus), Marsha and many grandchildren. He is also survived by his own children John and Heather (Michael) and grandson (Cameron, born 2009). Bob is survived by his sister, Maureen St. Laurent (Leo) and brother, Harry (Darlene) and nephew, Marc, and nieces, Jennifer and Colleen. He was predeceased by his parents, Jim and Madeline McFee and step-daughter, Janice. Born in Dauphin and raised in Winnipeg, Bob attended Earl Grey and Kelvin schools and the U. of M. before commencing work in 1957 with United Grain Growers. Subsequently, he joined the R.C.M.P. (#22266) in 1962 and was posted to Campbell River, BC. Later, he returned to work for U.G.G. until 1971 when he became Dept. Accountant, Industry, Trade and Technology, Business Development, and Tourism and finally Administrative Officer with Municipal and Urban Affairs for the Manitoba Government where he remained until retirement. For a short time following retirement, Bob drove a limousine and then joined the Corps of Commissioners. Robert was academically bright and musically inclined. In 1946, he began singing with the Winnipeg Boys Choir and in 1948 joined the St. Luke's Anglican Church Boy's Choir. At school, he took lead roles in The Mikado and Trial by Jury and was a member of the Glee Club at the U. of M. Bob was a gifted pianist adopting as his signature piece The Entertainer from the movie The Sting. In the 1960s, he played with a small band The Banjo Bandits. He loved sports both as a spectator and a participant. He played baseball in Winnipeg and at Victoria Beach; curled with U.G.G., Civic Caledonian Curling Club, the Victoria Beach annual bonspiel and was a team member representing the R.C.M.P. (Vancouver Island) in the National Police Curling Competition. Robert (R.T.) made friends wherever he was entertaining with his music, his wit and knowledge. He will be missed by all who knew him. Affiliated with and a former Executive member, his funeral service will be held Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at the Army/Navy, Branch 283, 3584 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg with R.C.M.P. Padre Bob Wiebe officiating. Donations in his memory may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9

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