OBITUARY

Robert Porter

Born September 22, 1933

Robert Porter was born on September 22, 1933.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, April 5, 2013
REMEMBERING

Robert Porter

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David Strachan

June 2, 2013

Bob, I sure miss emailing you and talking on the phone. You were the best cousin ever. Peter and I liked having you and Cathy come to visit and going to the Buena Vista Bar in San Francisco for our traditional Irish Coffee drinks. I will always remember my visit to your White Rock home for the first time arriving on September 10, 2001 and you waking me up the next morning to come and view the carnage on your 52" TV and being glued to it for 3 days! I was sorry to miss your memorial service but you know how much we loved you and enjoyed your friendship and welcoming us into your family. With much love and care, David

April 5, 2013

I just heard of Bobs passing and am sadened by it. I first got to know him in either elementary or junior high school and over the years we kept in touch. He was a wonderful and sincere individual and a pleasure to see and talk to. Please pass on my condolences to his whole family. Ian Currie

Robin Porter

April 5, 2013

Dear Dad
I'm so sad you're gone. I'm sad it takes walking a mile in a fathers shoes to know how hard being a father can be. I'm sad I'm just two blocks down that road…. Your favorite utterances to us kids :“silence is a virtue” and “children are best seen but not heard” seem to me now to be putting the point much too mildly. I remember thinking you had so little patience and had such a poor sense of humour. In retrospect now I'm amazed you had the patience you did. I'm equally amazed at how well you did as a dad and at how relatively little I appreciated that at the time.
Perspectives certainly change.
As I got older you would help me again. You'd been there too. Your advice was positive, constructive and helpful. Your confidence in me very much helped restore mine in myself. Like so many other lessons in life you showed me the virtues of taking the high road. I'm so glad and fortunate and thankful for that.
You showed me the beauty and thrill of boating. I wish you hadn't. Boaters understand the love/hate thing possible for the less than fully committed.
You showed me how to golf and just at the moment I'm very thankful for that.
And now with your departure, your memory, example and continuing presence is helping me to see clearly what really matters at the end of the day…the creation of wonderful friends and a loving family.

Arthur & Glenda Guttman

April 4, 2013

Bob and his family were very close friends with us during our years living in Blueridge. To Catherine (whom we never met) to Rose, Cindy, Rob and Terry our loving thoughts and memories of a very good and dear friend. Arthur & Glenda Guttman

Terry Porter

April 4, 2013

Dad is missed so much already. His great sense of humor and unique perspective were at the forefront of all family gatherings. He was a fantastic storyteller who never let the facts get in the way... May he rest in Peace. Terry Porter and Family.

Debbie &Dave Ritchie

April 4, 2013

Catherine so sorry for you loss.

Debbie and Dave Ritchie

April 4, 2013

Bob's great enthusiasm and his friendship over many years will be missed - every sympathy to you Cathy in your loss.
Pauline and John Collins

DANIEL JARVIS

April 4, 2013

Catherine, Dianne and I were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing and regretfully cannot attend the Service on Friday as we will be away but our thoughts will be with you. We enjoyed our times with you and Bob both on land and sea and could always count on Bob's decisive words when it came to political discussions. I will always remember Bob as a good and true friend.

Bob/Pat Sinclair

April 3, 2013

We will miss your friendly smile and the fun times we had together. Bob loved his family and spoke glowingly of Catherine. Bob and Pat Sinclair

George Pearson

April 3, 2013

Bob was a terrific colleague, friend and human being. A few of his outstanding qualities included a superb sense of humor, professional integrity and an open-minded approach to issues, backed by a strong belief in fairness and justice. While he had great success in several careers, I believe he considered himself primarily a journalist. He did not like cliches so while I am tempted, I will skip any one of the nubmer cliches that exist in obituaries. His influence continues ad prevails.