Bob passed away peacefully on February 22019, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Carol, son Warren (Laura), daughter Kristin (Craig), and grandchildren Sarah (Mark), Matthew, Leah, Kate, and Eric. They were the apple of his eye. He was predeceased by his beloved sister Thelma.
Bob was born and raised in Winnipeg and spent all his childhood summers with his aunts, uncles and cousins on the farm in Arborg. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with degrees in Social Work and Education, he began a proud career in the public school system. He was passionate about elementary education and the critical role it played in society. He loved children and they loved him in return. He served as a counsellor and principal in Norwood, and then as a special education consultant and principal in WSD #1.
Bob and Carol married in 1963 and happily travelled, gardened, and danced together for 55 years.
He was a teacher, photographer, tomato grower extraordinaire and golfer. Bob will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.
A celebration of Bob’s life will take place on Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main Street.
In memory of Bob donations may be made to the In Memory of Robert Hibbert Fund at The Winnipeg Foundation, 1350 One Lombard Place Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0X0. Tel 204-944-9474 www.wpgfdn.org or a charity of your choice.