OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" William Shannon P.Eng.

20 December, 19581 April, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce Bob’s peaceful passing on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the age of 62. Beloved husband and best friend of Adriana Rucinque. Survived by his children Alexander and Elise Shannon. Loving son of Priscilla “Pat” and the late James “Jim” Shannon. Dear brother of Brian (Jo Anne) Shannon and Lynne Shannon. Remembered fondly by his step-daughters Nathalia (Adriana’s daughter) and Meagan. He will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and many friends.

Bob was a caring man, a loving father and an amazing friend. His love and passion for everything he did was infectious to all who surrounded him throughout his life and career as a civil engineer. As a young man, Bob could rarely sit still. After graduating from the University of Waterloo he spent his time travelling the globe and his love for travel continued throughout the rest of his life. Bob was a determined person with many personal accomplishments such as being elected to the city council for St Patrick’s ward as its youngest member to that date as well as using his position as an environmental engineer to beautify the city. His contributions as the lead engineer to the Henley Island rowing course project in Port Dalhousie were instrumental in bringing the 1999 World Rowing Championship to the city. After retiring, Bob was most at peace when with his family, watching the Buffalo Bills or up on his property in Bon Echo. He also had a love for photography and dancing, where he would eventually come to meet Adriana. He will forever be missed by all those who loved him. May his soul be at peace.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held at HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church St. on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. A Graveside service will follow at Victoria Lawn Cemetery. To comply with Covid 19 restrictions, all guests must book an appointment time by calling 905-684-6346 during business hours, register upon arrival and wear a mask in the funeral home. Please remain in your vehicle until a member of the staff instructs you into the building. If desired, memorial donations made to The Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family. Online tributes may be made at www.hulseandenglish.com

Services

  • Memorial Visitation (by appointment only)

    Monday, 12 April , 2021

  • Private Graveside Service

    Monday, 12 April , 2021

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Robert "Bob" William Shannon P.Eng.

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PAUL WIDMEYER

10 April 2021

I'm very sad to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at the MOE for a few years and went to his beloved Bon Echo property ("The Pondo") with him and others several times. In a very small way I helped him with the construction of Phase Two of The Pondo. It was Bob who gave me certain ideas that became part of the design of my own nearby wilderness retreat. Its like I had my own on-demand engineer when I needed it most. Condolences to the family. Bob was a friendly co-worker to me and will be missed.

Scott Fulton

9 April 2021

Important memories formed early in life stay with us for a lifetime. Best friends back in our youth, Bob kindly persuaded his parents to generously allow me to tag along for summer camping and experience life at the campground in “the bus” Jim must have put years of his life into transforming from its days trundling children to and from school.

Don’t be afraid to make your own way, provided you’re willing to do the work was the lesson we learned back then, and it embodied the choices we made as mates. Not surprisingly, we learned some hard life-lessons in the process, but it made Us stronger and established bonds that never faded.

Bob always had a healthy knack for listening first and then testing his ideas aloud. A strength he leveraged throughout his life and one I’m sure he passed along to others he touched, but none more than his children.

Thinking of you, knowing Bob’s suffering is passed as will your’s, but his presence will always be with you. Let your hearts heal and his gentle smile live forever within.

Linda NIKOLAUS

9 April 2021

I have fond memories of Bobby and am saddened by his passing.
Bobby would come to the hospital (Hamilton General) for his pain management. We would often run into each other which was the "highlight" of my day. He had a wonderful smile and never complained about his pain or discomfort.
God Bless His Wonderful Family. Love, Your cousin, Linda

Darlene Varadi

8 April 2021

Darlene Varadi

8 April 2021

When we celebrated Christmas Eve at Grandma and Grandpa Pat’s house I remember that Bobby was just the cutest little blonde guy.Actually my youngest son Adam always reminded me of him.I was eleven years older so we didn’t have a lot in common except that I enjoyed interacting with him because he was friendly and sweet.Our family loved spending time with uncle Jim,Aunt Priscilla Brian,Lynne and Bobby and loved when they came together with all the other cousins, aunts and uncles at 84 Delaware Avenue.It was fun being part of a big family.
I also saw when visiting his parent’s home in St.Catharines that all the Shannon children played together nicely and got along with one another.Theirs was a happy home and I just loved and admired their family.
On a couple of occasions I was at mom and dad’s house when Bobby visited my parent’s home with his first wife and beautiful twins.They were adorable and Bobby loved them and enjoyed their antics.We’d all watch the kids and laugh.Bobby was such a relatable, fun loving friendly guy who loved his family.
He appreciated his extended family too and made the time and effort to visit his uncle Norm and Aunt Rose.He showed an appreciation for all of us.
Our last talk was at his father’s funeral.Although he was grieving and dealing with his own health issues he was always the kind, interested wonderful man we’ve always known him to be.
I’m so proud of Bobby and all his accomplishments.He will be missed.

By the Family

8 April 2021

By the Family

8 April 2021

Doreen Warburton

8 April 2021

When we got together at at family gatherings at grandma Pats Bobby always had the biggest smile so confident .We knew that Bobby would do great things .Will miss him Doreen

Bruce Williamson

8 April 2021

My mom loved to tell the story of how Bobby walked up Hanson Drive and properly introduced himself when he was in kindergarten and I was a pre-schooler.
He was a beauty and was on the side that matters.
I wish you all strength and hope for better days ahead.

From the Family
From the Family