NICKLIN JAMES ROEBUCK
1929 – 2021
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dad on Sunday, 21st of February at the Gimli Community Health Centre.
He was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and was the eldest of nine. He was predeceased by his parents Richard and Winifred Roebuck and siblings Stanley, Leonard, Evelyn, and Ronald. Still living are Grace, Joan, Esther, and George.
Dad was in the Merchant Navy and was a Royal Engineer in the British Army. He married Patricia Lockwood in the UK and they had two children, Christine and Anthony. After Patricia's death in 1961, he married Muriel Gillies and had another daughter Rachelle. They divorced in the late 80's. Shortly after, he moved to Canada and worked at CN Rail until retirement. He had 3 grandchildren Nicole, Bobby and Squig, and four great-grandsons, Joseph, Oliver, Joshua, and Jacob.
Nick played and excelled in water sports, water polo, swimming and sailing. He left Trinidad to go to Sea and went around the world a few times. He was an excellent photographer, he then turned his artistic leanings to Pottery - he was trained in the UK and carried on this craft in Canada teaching at his own workshop. Later he decided to try his hand at art, his painting gave him many hours of pleasure. He had many friends and one special one, Lilian; he will be missed. His main love was for his family; he really missed them and wished he was closer to them all, but as he said (that's life).
His health had gone downhill this last year, at the time of his death he was at the Gimli Community Health Centre. The family would like to thank his caregivers for looking after him so well at home, also his family doctor Hamid Ansarian, and to the nurses and doctors that cared for him for the four days in hospital before his death. Not to forget the paramedics that brought him to hospital.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no service due to COVID-19.
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