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ROBERT WARREN BURCHETT (published on November 16, 2010)



ROBERT WARREN BURCHETT S/SGT. R.C.M.P. (RETIRED) Peacefully, on November 11, 2010 at the age of 73. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Heather (née McAskill); his children Drew, Chris and Trevor; grandchildren Zoee, Benjamin, Nolan and Maisie. Bob was born October 15, 1937 in Hespler, Ontario to Francis (Frank) and Mildred. A proud member of the R.C.M.P. for over 25 years, he joined in 1957 at the age of 19 and served throughout D Division (Manitoba) before transferring to Ottawa in 1978. He served as Staff Sergeant of the Training and Development branch until his untimely retirement in 1982, in the months following a brain aneurysm. Bob's passion and commitment to the R.C.M.P. was evident to all who met him, and that his eldest son followed in his footsteps was a matter of great pride. The R.C.M.P. was truly his second family. During his retirement, Bob made countless friends with everyone he met in the halls of the National Defense Medical Centre, and, for the past 15 years, his home at the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre. Our family is truly grateful for the dedication and compassion of the friends, volunteers and professionals who have assisted with Bob's care over the past three decades, particularly those of the Perley and Rideau. For friends and family, a celebration of Bob's life will take place at the chapel of the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road, Ottawa, Ontario on Wednesday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Perley Rideau Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Online condolences may be sent to McEvoy-Shields.com


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