A graduate of U.T. S. and the University of Toronto, “Bob“ signed on as a Boy Soldier at the age of 17 with the Royal Canadian Artillery. He served overseas in World War II in Holland and Germany.
He began his post-war career in the electrical equipment industry, advancing to President of Edwards Company. He later served as President of the Canadian Cable Television Association, Vice President of Canada Wire and Cable, and Deputy Chairman of CUC Broadcasting.
One of his proudest career achievements was, as its founding President in 1967, overseeing the growth of St. Lawrence College from a concept, to three campuses.
He continued to work well past normal retirement age as a consultant in the telecommunications field. He will be fondly remembered by friends and relatives as the consummate host and raconteur, and by his many business associates as a leader of great integrity, ethics, and vision.