Born and raised in Simcoe, Ontario, Bob is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Eleanor; children Doug Beckett (Jan), Andrea Borsy (Andy) and Nancy Hudson (fiancée Jim Ball); grandchildren James Beckett (Keyla), Sarah Feduck (Spencer), Emily Bridge (Deon), Carolyn Zadro (Eric), Rebecca Wagner (Justin), Scott Hudson (Jen) and Steven Hudson; and great-grandchildren Gavin Wagner and Arthur Zadro. Bob is also survived by a brother, William (Dora) of Simcoe and many nieces and nephews. A veteran of World War II, Bob served as a Seafire radio mechanic in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm and was stationed at Royal Navy Air bases throughout Ireland, England and Scotland. He sailed on Canada's first aircraft carrier, H.M.C.S. Warrior, when it was brought to Canada from Belfast in March of 1946. Bob graduated from the University of Toronto in Pharmacy in 1951, worked at the Port Colborne Hospital as pharmacist from 1952 to 1957, operated Beckett Pharmacy at King and Clarence Streets from 1957 to 1983 and worked part time at Boggio Pharmacy and the P.C.G.H. until he retired in March 2002. Bob was an Elder of Central United Church, Past President of the Port Colborne Lions Club, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 50 years.