Robert "Bobby O" Osborne

March 9, 1960 to January 12, 2021

Obituary

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Robert William Osborne “Bobby O”, aged 60, of Middle Cove, passed peacefully away on January 12, 2021, after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer.  Bob died at home surrounded by his loving wife Paula; his cherished sister Sue and his precious dog, Skye. Predeceased by his loving parents (Dick and Doris).  Leaving to mourn Paula, his beloved wife; Sue Mahon, his darling sister; her husband Joe and Joseph, his forever loved nephew; his cherished mother-in-law Mary T. Ryan (Chapel’s Cove);  Petria Rossiter, his long time colleague and close friend; as well as many sisters and brothers-in-law; and a large circle of close, life-long friends.

 Also left to mourn is a huge community of 5-pin bowlers across Canada.  From the messages received, it was appropriate that we call Bob “The Legend”.  He attended 61 national competitions, won gold, silver, bronze and all-star national awards.  He loved the game, the sport and the competition but mostly, he loved the competitors and they loved him.  He was appreciated as a businessman, unrivaled as a competitor and loved as a gentleman.  Although he had a trove of precious memories, each one special to him, his proudest was winning a national gold medal at his own bowling lanes, Holiday Lanes – the first proprietor in Canada to do that.  We know his bowling friends will miss him every bit as much as he will miss them.

Bob was a true gentleman; honest to his core, generous to a fault, hard-working, driven to succeed and strong of spirit.  A real family man, Bob revelled in the times spent with them, whether it was at Sunday dinner at his Mom and Dad’s or at their cabin in Chapel’s Cove, which rang with laughter, love, larking around and always resonating with the sounds of music and song led by his darling Paula and her siblings.

Bob began his working career welding at the Dockyard in St. John’s until fate afforded him the chance to begin his dream job – owner of Holiday Lanes, a place always close to his heart, previously managed by his father, Dick.  His passion for bowling is legendary, as is his love of a good time.  At tournaments, he led many a party through until dawn, and lost many a pair of spoons! 

Special thanks to Dr. Dawn Armstrong and the entire team at the Cancer Clinic for their tireless care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at Carnell’s on Freshwater Road on Friday, January 15 from 12-8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from Mary Queen of Peace on Torbay Road, on Saturday, January 16 at 9:30 a.m. and is by invitation only, due to Covid restrictions.  For those unable to attend, the funeral service will be livestreamed with the link available at www.carnells.com.  Donations in Bob’s memory may be made to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.

“So fill to me the parting glass

And drink a health whate’er befalls

Then gently rise and softly fall

Good night and joy be to you all.”

 

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So sorry to Hear of Bob’s Passing..

Paula, my condolences to you and your family. I’m remembering our trip to the Dominican and the many laughs we had. God bless. Michele

Sue and family. I met your brother briefly when I bought your late parent’s home. He was a complete gentleman and I wish to convey my deepest condolences to you and his loved ones.

Paula and family we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We had the pleasure to be in Bob’s company at the Holyrood marina when we joined you guys along with Bart and Marion on his boat. We had a feed of jigs dinner, a few drinks and of course a song or two! Bob wouldn’t hear tell of us not joining you for supper. I’m glad that he didn’t, we had a great time. Bob was a gentlemen and made us feel so welcome, he couldn’t do enough for us. Your memories Paula you will cherish forever. At times they will bring tears and at times a smile! Keep smiling Paula, Bob would want you to be happy and live life to the fullest ❤️! Rest In Peace Bob.

Dear Paula and family…although it’s been over 40 years since I last saw Bob.. I first met him when his dad gave me my first real job working at Holiday Lanes in the restaurant when I was in high school. He was a very kind and respectful young man back then and from what I have read tonight that didnt change. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God Bless you all during this time of sorrow. Susan (Short) Hutchings

To my First Best Friend, Susan
& the entire Osbourne/Mahon Families

I am so happy to have had the pleasure of knowing your brother, Bobby. He was a quiet man but everything seemed brighter when he was around. I will never forget his impish little grin when he told a silly joke. We share your sorrow.
Our hearts ache for you during this difficult time and
He will surely be missed by everyone.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless
Your Sister-in-law., Paula. The last time I saw Bob we were both teenagers so I never had the pleasure of meeting Paula. I hope to do so in the future.
I know that I am a better person because of knowing Bobby.
God Bless your family.

Sorry for your loss.

to paula my sincere condolences to you and your family. Having been involved with bowling an entire lifetime i remember well when bob came on the scene
and watched him excel in a sport he dearly loved..
Having experienced the ins and outs of cancer i know full well what you have went through having lost my wife 2 years ago , it is not an easy journey.
Bob was a true gentleman like his father befor him
and his legacy will not be forgotten..
He loved the sport and his business ventures were
amazing. Over the past few years his work colleagues
like mike ..petria and jamie done an amazing job in keeping everything in line. It was a pleasure to have known him and he will be missed dearly by his numerous friends.The tributes i have read over the past few days are a true testimony of what bob is all about.
The service yesterday was beautiful to say the least.
Paula so very sorry for your loss at such a young age god bless.

Paula I was so sorry to hesr of your husband’s passing.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula, I was deeply saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing.. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Paula,
Our deepest condolences on Bob’s passing. We always looked forward to seeing you both whenever we came home for a visit. He’ll be deeply missed.
Sending you love and light
Tina and Adam

Paula, so sorry to hear news of Bob’s passing. Thinking about you at this time. God bless. Sherry (McLeod) Ryan

Paula, it seems like only yesterday I spoke to you at Walmart and you had told me of Bob’s diagnosis. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Michelle Chislett

Paula,Sue and family.
So sorry for your loss! I remember Bob’s collection of model cars at the Airport rd. house. Sue and I went to school together! Nice people “The Osbournes”.
Bob brought a lot of joy to people’s lives! Thank you Bob!

Paula, Sue & family
We were saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. Our deepest condolences to you all. You have all been part of our lives for a long, long time going back to Mom working at Holiday Lanes with Dick (40+ years). We’ve bowled in many leagues & tournaments, locally, Provincially & Nationally with Bobby. Lots of fun times and great memories. RIP Bobby O.

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby. In 1994 I had the opportunity of bowling in the Nationals in Winnipeg
with Bobby. He was a great bowler and a fine gentleman.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Margaret Antle

ToPaula and Susie

Sorry for the loss of one super nephew. My prayers will continue for him .He is now at rest in the arms of Jesus .Aunt Helen and the Fuller family.

Paula and family,
We were so sad to hear of Bobs passing. Whenever we had the opportunity to be in his company it was always such a joy. He really was a fine fine person. We know you all must have such sadness now and will miss him greatly, but we know someday the wonderful times and memories you have will hopefully give you comfort. We’re thinking of you.
Wayne and Gloria Mahon

To Paula and family,

My sincere condolences to you and your family. Although I haven’t been around the lanes in the last 8 years, I certainly have fond memories of Bobby and his passion and his dedication to the sport. Thinking of you all.

Our deepest condolences on Bob’s passing. He truly loved life and we shared many great memories with you both. May your treasured memories help you during this difficult time. Hugs to you all..
Love Denise, Johnny, Stacey and Jack

We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. A true gentleman indeed. So generous, kind, hardworking and full of humour. Very much loved and respected by all he met. Sending love and prayers. May God comfort you all..
Sincerely,
Brenda and Chris Crummey

Paula and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Bobby O passing. Thinking o you and your family at this time. We have known Bobby for a long time through bowling.. He was always welcoming to us, and a fun loving individual. We will miss you old friend at the next tournament. Take care of yourselves and we hope that your warm memories will help to sustain you at this difficult time.

Paula
Condolences from Aunt Helen and the Fuller family. Always a place in her heart and many prayers over these last troubling times. He will be missed.

Paula
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We both remember Bob as such a fun and nice man! We have heard many wonderful stories from Derrick and Madeline about the fun times you have all had together. Cherish the memories and know there are many people sending their love to you right now.
Adam Squires and Ashley Mugford

Sending love and prayers to you Paula during this difficult time. There are no words to make this easier. Sending a big hug as I would do if I was home right now.
Love
Lynn, Randy, Justin and Josh

My sincere sympathy to my friend Helen Fuller, ( Mr Osborne’s Aunt ) living here in Calgary, Alberta.
Many prayers were said for him by his Aunt. Helen during his long illness.
She frequently updated me and I would assure her I was praying for him.

I am also the sister of Patricia Ryan and sister in law of John Ryan.
They both spoke well of Robert and his wife Paula..

May his soul Rest In Peace.
Lillian Hayden Oliver

Bobby and I went to Roncalli School. Grade nine found us in the same class. Back then he could easily be described as a true gentleman. Many years passed before our paths crossed again. It was my Mom’s 80 th Birthday when I was home for a visit. Mom and her friends were bowling that day…Bobby O was there ….still a true gentleman. My sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends

Paula & Osborne family
I was sad to hear about Bobs passing
He sure was a gentleman
Thinking of you during this sad time
Rest In Peace Bob

Rhoda Lee
Blood collection cancer clinic

Paula, we are so saddened to hear of Bob’s passing! Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and all your family! May all your special memories help you through this very difficult time! Our thoughts & prayers are with you! Love Marjorie & Arnold

So very sorry, Paula, for your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Paula:
I am so sad that your sweet, saucy, hilarious husband has left this place too soon. You were two peas in a silly pod and I have so many fond memories of your house for a party, the cabin and just hanging at dad and Madeline’s house. Please know we are thinking about you constantly and sending you and your families a lot of love. We’ll have a toast to Bob when we see you again. Xo

Sorry to hear of Bobs passing thinking of you. Jake and Ag.

Paula, we’re so sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love and comfort. Aggie and Tim Murphy

Sue (Susie) and Family especially Paula,

Just heard about Bob this morning.
Heartbroken…
Bob’s larger than life smile will be forever in my heart. Such a beautiful soul.
Sue, my forever friend, I feel your pain.

Shirley M. White

Our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your husband. May your memories and family help you through your loss.

Paula & family,
Sorry to hear about Bobs passing. He will surely be missed by so many. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time !

So sorry for your loss Paula. May he rest in pease!

Paula I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Colleen Tapper

Paula my thoughts and prayers are with you and so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing

So sorry for you kiss Paula.

Our sincere condolences Paula on Bob’s passing. Were are so soon for your loss. Take good care and look forward to seeing you in the near future when maybe we can hit the trails together again❤️
Angela/ Harry McNeil

Dear Paula
Annette and I send our condolences and deepest sympathy on Bob’s passing. We know you will miss him deeply but at the same time your family and his many friends will be always there to help you bear your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Sincere condolences to Bob’s family. He will be missed by those who bowled at Holiday Lanes . Hold your precious memories close to your heart in the difficult days ahead. RIP Bobby.

So sad to hear of Bob’s passing as he added so much to the local and National bowling community..
I loved his enthusiasm for bowling, business and life and thoroughly enjoyed our wide ranging conversations about all three.
I’m sure he’ll take those talents with him and there will be bowling and Bob when the rest of us join him on those perfectly planned and meticulous alleys.
Thoughts go out to Paula and the family.

Paula and Family,
I am so so heartbroken for you, and deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing.
Bob was one of the most wonderful and special people that I am so truly grateful to have known .
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula so sorry to hear of Bobs passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish your memories. Hugs to you.

We are deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was supporter of Bowl for Kids Sake with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than 25 years. Our condolences to his wife, family and to Petria, Mike and the staff at Holidays Lanes. He will be missed.

So sorry to hear this sad news. Sincere condolences to his wife and family. I was a bowler from Holiday Lanes. A lovely man. Gone way too soon. He will be missed.

It’s with a heavy heart to write of the passing of Bob. Having known him for 20+ years through the bowling industry, he was a pioneer with the accomplishments he made. My condolences to his immediate family and all that knew him. He was a true gentleman through and through and will be dearly missed.

Paula and Family, please know out thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bobby’s passing truly is the loss of a legend. Please take care.

My heartfelt condolences to Paula and family during this difficult time. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Paula,
Sending along our deepest condolences. Mom and I were remembering the days when Bob would come to our house on Malta Street after coming from the Dock Yard for Carl. Take Care and your are in our thoughts and prayers.

Veronica Billard and Lisa Sparkes

Dear Paula, Family & Friends we offer our deepest condolences. Another young person gone way too soon but, by the stories told, he leaves behind many treasured memories to hold onto. Take care & may he RIP. 🌹

My deepest sympathy to you Paula on the loss of your dear husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula & Sue….so many great memories….starting when I first got to St. John’s and Bob & I became buddies (taking the bus to the mall every Friday night and getting a ride home from Dick & Doris). Going fishing “over the hill” with Dick & Bob; going to the 1983 Canada Winter Games where Bob threw a five-game score of 1680 (it wasn’t his fault we didn’t medal). The Zone play-downs, the Provincials, the Nationals and the meetings we went to throughout our bowling careers. Oh, such great memories!

I remember our trip to Cuba where Bob didn’t like the food at the resort and he decided to get a pizza and when he got it the toppings weren’t spread (they were individualized on a each section) and one area had nothing but green peas. He went back to eating at the buffet after that. On the same trip he wanted a $100 bill changed & the hotel wouldn’t do it as they thought he was a local due to his tanning color….changed it for me without question.

I remember him being so optimistic about taking over the Lanes. It definitely was his passion and him becoming an accomplished bowler only added to make it the perfect scenario.

When Bob & his team won the Nationals in STJ, he wanted to buy me a Screech to celebrate my accomplishment, but the bar didn’t serve screech. So down he came with 2 “nips”….it didn’t get drank that night & I have kept them every since for that next drink we would have together. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen but on Saturday they will be drank as a “toast to Bobby O”!

RIP our friend!

So sorry for your loss Paula. May you treasure the many happy memories to help you through this time. I am sure May he Rest In Peace.
Don and Carolyn Halleran

Paula & Family, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, wishing you warmth and support in your loss.

Deepest condolences to you Paula on the passing of your husband. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May he rest in peace.

My condolences.

Paula, Sue and family. We are thinking about all of you and praying for peace and comfort . Hard to believe that Bob is no longer with us. I guess God had bigger plans for him. Bob was one of a kind. 5-pin bowling has lost one of the greatest. Bob’s life was short, but he made a big impact on bowlers across the country. Cherish your precious memories, they will get your through the difficult times. Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences. Rest Easy Bobby O

My deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers . A wonderful life lost way to soon.. Heavens Bowling team just got better , not only because he could compete anyone, but he was also a Newfie,, Thats special.

Paula,
So sorry to hear the news of Bob’s passing. We want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Leo and Cynthia

Paula and family:

We were so sorry to hear of Bobs passing. He was a true gentleman and a kind and loving man. He will be sadly missed in the bowling community. Both Gerry and I have many fond memories of bowling at Holiday Lanes both in tournament and league play.

God Bless!
Barb and Gerry Dooley

Paula, sending our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Bob.. May you find peace and comfort in all your precious memories and draw strength from each other to help you in the difficult days ahead. May he now RIP.
Helen and John

To Paula, Sue, Joseph, and Joe.
On behalf of the Retired Teachers’ League, I would like to extend our sincere condolences on the death of Bob. The bowlers always felt welcome at Holiday Lanes, and he took a true interest in all of them.

On a more personal note, I have known Bob for more than fifty years. He joined the Torbay YBC Program as a teenager and represented the Province at Nationals. I liked to tease Bob that everything he knew about bowling he learned from my coaching. But it wasn’t long before the pupil far surpassed the teacher.

I will miss his jokes and tormenting. I will remember his many kindnesses to me and our bowling League. I will always be grateful for our friendship.

Maureen Roche

Paula, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Jan 12/21 is a very sad for a lot of bowlers, when they heard about Bob’s passing. I’ve bowled many tournaments with Bobby and he’ was always a gentle on and off the alleys. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.. RIP Bob

Paula, so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was a sweet gentile soul and ever ready to please us at our parties at your home. Such a fine man gone too soon. God bless you and all who were close to him. May you have millions of memories to sustain you in your grief. God bless you.
Pauline and Peter

Paula , so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. May all of the wonderful memories and the support of your family and friends bring you comfort now and in the difficult days ahead ..I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Take care and God bless.

Paula, We are just so saddened to hear about the loss of your wonderful husband and life friend “Bob”
Paula, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
We know that you will be surrounded by lots of love and support from your immediate and extended family and friends.. May God grant the peace you need to help you through.

RIP Bobby Osbourne .🙏

So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula,
Gary and I were so saddened to hear of the passing of your husband Bob. May the memories you have of your husband bring you much peace and comfort. Take care and God bless Paula. ❤️

Paula,
My deepest sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of your beloved Bob. I know only too well how heavy and broken your heart is. You were his pillar of strength every step of the way over the last several months. I can only say that I was inspired by both your and Bob’s courage in dealing with a terrible illness. I am holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.

So very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Yes a true gentleman he was . Will be missed by all . Rest in peace buddy. You are out of misery now. Take care Paula you are in my prayers every night .

So very sad to learn of Bobs passing. Will remember him as one of the greats! Always loved to watch him bowl. Spent a few late nights at numerous Open tournaments listening to the antics of him and his teammates! Such fun times I’ll remember fondly…but above all, a nice guy and a gentleman. RIP Bobby O

Our sincere condolences Paula on the loss of Bob, I know your heart must be broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula, I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My sincere condolences. Love and hugs!

My sincere condolences to Paula, Sue and family. Bob was the one and only. He had a passion for his family and friends. As much as he loved bowling, he loved the people even more. Bob truly lived in the moment. He will be missed by all.

so sorry to hear of bobs passing
condolences to you paula and all your family
hugs

Paula: We were sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We are thinking about you during this most difficult time. Take care.

So sorry for your loss Sue. I remember Bobby from school days he was a fine fella. My deepest condolences to you and the family. God bless!

Paula and Family, John, myself, and all our family send our prayers and condolence on the loss 0f a wonderful man -our friend and bowling mentor.
May all of those happy memories you have give you the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
by Pat Hayden Ryan

Paula so sorry for your loss, my condolences tiyou and family

To Paula and Bob’s family,
I am very sorry for your loss and I express my sincere condolences to you. Bob and I shared many great times together as a teammate at provincial and national competitions. His spirit and determination was an inspiration to his teammates and opponents alike. He will always be remembered as a great friend and leaves behind many great friends and even greater memories of the good times we shared over the years.

Paula. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May the many wonderful memories that you shared keep you comfort in the days ahead.

My deepest condolences Paula and to your family.. May you find peace in the days ahead.

Paula & Family
My heartfelt sympathy on your profound loss. I hope your many cherished memories will give you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Paula…so very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Paula
So sorry for your loss.
Peach

Sue and family; So sorry to hear on Bobby”s passing. I have known Bob since we were kids going to school and growing up in the old neighbourhood. and playing pool in your basement. Thoughts and prayers with you all at this time. Ray Butler

To Bob’s family
I am sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him for many years, even represented NL at nationals with him. He was a very kind and funny person, a gentleman. Please accept our sincere condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paula, Sue, Joe and Joseph
We are all so heartbroken and very saddened about Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. His absence certainly leaves a void that can never be filled. He was such a fine gentleman , inside and out,
and I am so fortunate and blessed to call him my Brother-in Law . Bob was so kind, witty, and so much fun to be around, had a heart of gold and always had a big smile for everyone. We hope that you will find special comfort in the treasured memories you all hold close to your heart .
R.I.P. Bobby O.
Forever Remembered .. Forever Loved.💕💕🦋
Gerry, Bren and Family

Paula and Family: We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May the beautiful memories warm your hearts and help you heal during this difficult time.

Paula, sending sincere caring thoughts your way. I was saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband Bob.. It is clear to see he has left a huge impression on all those he met over his lifetime. Thinking of you and your beautiful family during this time and always. Please give my deepest sympathies to them all. Take Care.

To Bob’s family and friends,
On behalf of the ladies of the St. James Ladies Bowling League, our sincere condolences to you all. Our League has been at Holiday Lanes for many, many years. Bob was always wonderful to us; made us feel welcome, and treated every one of us like a friend.. He was a bright spark at the lanes an will be deeply missed!

Paula , we are sending our condolences to you .at this difficult time ,

Paula and Family
We are saddened to hear the news of Bob’s passing.Our condolences to you and your family. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You will always have your precious memories of him to hold dear.
Monica and John

Paula and family,
So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. We all hung around together back in Holiday Lanes days. He was always a pleasure to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m sure you have great memories of Bob as I do..

Condolences to the Osborne family on the loss of Bobby. He made all bowlers at Holiday Lanes feel welcome, a true gentleman.

Dear Paula,
We are saddened by your loss. Although we didn’t know Bob well, over the years we have heard many beautiful comments about him from Marion and Bart. May you find strength and comfort from your memories and from all the support you receive from family and friends.
Roland & Maria Chidley

Our condolences to Paula and family. I bowled and worked with Bob at the shipyard.

Chris Peddigrew and Agnes Taylor
Langton Ontario

Paula,
My heart is saddened by Bob’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I wish I had the words to take away the hurt you are feeling. I hope the loving memories will give you comfort.

Paula and Family,
Heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bob. May your precious memories bring you peace and comfort at this most difficult time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to read about Bob’s passing. Just wanted to send my condolences to his family.

Our sincerest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. We had the pleasure to spend time with him at many Nationals and we always had a great time. The laughs and stories were the best!

May your memories help you through this very difficult time.

Paula & family, we were deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

May he rest in peace!

Gleniss & Paul

Our sincerest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. We had the pleasure to spend time with him at many Nationals and we always had a great time. The laughs and stories were the best!

May your memories help you through this very difficult time.

So sad to hear of the loss of a good friend, teammate and competitor. I’ve known Bob for close to 45 years. In that time we shared many championships and losses but most of all was the fun and friendships that we shared along the way. Holiday lanes was the only centre that I represented in my bowling career and that’s a true testament to the gentlemen that Bobby was. Bob welcomed all the family not only to the lanes but to his home as bartenders (and pretend musicians)and made sure it was possible that Hayley could come and enjoy the music that Paula and her family provided. Hayley also accomplished three winter games gold medals in the sport and made Canadian history as the first disabled bowler to compete in a YBC sanctioned tournament, this would not of been possible without the support Bob, Petria and the Holiday Lanes community showed her.

I have so many fond memories of Bob and his antics, and I’m sure wherever he is there is a bowling alley, a bottle of screech, two spoons and an audience.

Our deepest condolences to Paula, Sue, Petria and family. Rest In Peace Bobby O.

The Redmond’s:
Tony, Lindsey & Hayley

Paula Sue and family
A lot of broken hearts yesterday hearing of Bobs passing..We had so many good times together, too many to mention..Time passes but the memories will live on forever.
Paula I pray you find comfort and your broken heart will heal.
Love to you always Noel and Jackie💔😘❤️

Sending our sincere condolences to Bobby’s family, as well as Petria, Mike and families. We first met Bobby in 2004 when we rented a space above the bowling alley. We got to know Bob pretty well over the years. Mostly through bowling but also as a customer. He was always the life of the party. We will miss seeing his truck in the parking lot every morning. 27 Elizabeth Avenue will never be the same.
Shelley, Lito, Sequerra and Landon

I am so sorry to hear about Bobby’s passing.I bowled with Bobby in a national competition and he was a perfect teammate and a true gentleman. R.I.P. Bobby.

Paula, Sue & Family
Heaven has gained another beautiful soul, far too soon. It’s impossible to think of Bob without bringing a smile to ones face, he was such a kind, fun-loving guy. He will truly be missed.
Rest In Peace Bobaloo
Love,
Jackie & Dwayne Lake

I know words can’t take away the hurt you are feeling but We want you to know how much we care. Sending you love and strength in this time of loss. We are praying for you and hoping you’ll find some comfort. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Paula, Bob’s family and friends. I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. I have known Bob all of my life. Bob was a frequent guest at my nan Pearce’s house as he was best friends with my aunt Annette(pearce) and uncle Carl Billard. Bob was one of the nicest, friendliest, compassionate and funniest man I have ever known. He was a true gentleman and friend. RIP Bob may your wings in heaven be as big as your heart.

So saddened to hear about Bob’s passing, it was a pleasure to see his smilimg face welcoming you to the lanes. RIP

Paula and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bobby was a class act!
A kind, generous, fun loving guy.
He will be truly missed but always lovingly remembered.
Rest in Peace, Bobby.

Paula, Sue, Joe & Joseph
Our hearts are broken . Bob was the kindest, gentle man you would want to know. Wonderful Brother-in-law and I will miss his texts to saying Little Red can you bring us here and pick us up later even when you didn’t know he was texting me Paula or can you check on this at the cabin.
So many memiories that will last forever.
In our hearts forever Bobby O
Your Little Red & Brian

Very sad to hear of the passing of Bobby O .What can be said that was not said in his obituary.A Hugh highlight in bowling for me was bowling on the 2009 mens provincial team with Bob in Corner Brook when we won gold to take us to Saskatoon. I will never forget that feeling after Bob finished in the 10 block to win.A great bowler but even a better human being. Gone but will never be forgotten. God Bless his family.RIP Bobby O.

I am so saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. He was a true gentleman, fantastic supporter of his community and always seemed to have a smile that could light up your day. My condolences to his family.

Paula, Sue and families.
I am so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. I hope you take comfort in the loving memories you shared and know he is having a laugh with uncle Dick and Doris. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. My deepest condolences to you all

Paula and all the family. Sincere condolences to you all. Such a sad time. Thinking of you. Take care.
Joe and val Earles.

Paula and family. We are very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We are thinking of you and sending our prayers and thoughts.

Condolences to you and all the family. Thinking of you at this time. Rest in peace.

Margie Hanlon

Paula, I know your heart is breaking and ours with you. I have so many memories of Bob from years ago…his first coaching gig with us in YBC, the boys .Friday night drinks before Pro League, I remember when you met and how we knew you were his one, your wedding and the switch of the getaway car, your (our) honeymoon. So tonight I sit here and think of him and between the smiles and tears lift a glass as cheers to Bob….always the gentleman.

Paula and family,
We were very sad to hear of Bob’s passing. We are thinking of you. Our condolences to you and your families.

Paula and family,
We’re so sad to hear of Bobby’s passing. Our deepest condolences as he will be always missed and remembered. It was pleasure doing business with him for over 20 years – true gentleman by heart and real fighter for life.

R.I.P. cousin .So very sorry to hear of your passing.

Paula we are thinking of you. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.

Sincerely,
Ed and Ann Williams

Paula,
I am so saddened to hear this news… deepest condolences for your loss.

Rhonda joy

Paula … Darlene told me about the loss of your husband, Bob. So sorry to hear that. Know your in my thoughts and prayers.
Heather (Petten) Greeley

Paula, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Thinking of you during the difficult time. God bless.

Paula, I am deeply saddened at Bob’s passing, and I am truly heartbroken for you. Bob was a true gentleman, a superb friend, so so kind, and one of the most fun loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.. He relished in his ability to tease me,, and I loved every minute (which he knew I am absolutely sure!). I will treasure my memories of times spent with you both, as they were always filled with so much fun and laughter. That’s how I will always remember Bob. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Love you. 💕💕💕

Paula,

So sorry for your loss. I remember the good time I’ve had with bob over the years in all the open, masters and league games against him. He was one of a kind as a persona me a competitor.

I unfortunately won’t be able to attend.the wake or funeral but my thoughts and well wishes go out to you all. he is up now playing forever on his perfect set of alleys.

Paula, we are so sad about Bob. He was a true gentleman and so much fun. We are so glad we had the honour of knowing him. Bob getting Sandra to spend her money and bet $50 playing Ramoli at your New Years Eve get togethers was amazing. Not many have that pull!!

Know we are thinking about you.
xoxo

Paula and family
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob at such a young age. Although I did not know him personally, I can tell from the many tributes that he was indeed a very special person.
I pray that family and friends will comfort you during this difficult time, faith uphold you and may special memories help you smile again. May Gods Bless You.

Paula and Family ,
We where sadden to hear of Bob’s passing Please accept our
Deepest Condolences during this difficult time .
.We meet Bob few years ago through business and he provide our business the opportunity to Snow Clear his properties he was a true gentlemen and always so friendly and easy going and always a smile .he will be missed by all that knew him .

Paula and family,
So sorry to hear about Bobby O. My prayers go out to you all. I have so many wonderful memories of him in my bowling days. He truly is a bowling legend!!!!!

Paula and family
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing ,our thoughts and prayers are with you on this difficult time

My condolences to the family, my prayers for you all at this difficult time. Hugs

Paula and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was my first employer, my coach, and a mentor to me. I always loved being matched up against Bob in a practice or a tournament because he was such a fierce competitor. He was the one you wanted to beat because you knew it would be a challenge and difficult! He did so much for the sport of bowling and I believe a lot of Newfoundland’s recent successes at a national level are owed to Bob’s efforts in the bowling community.

I was so thankful for the opportunity to work with him. I could not have asked for a better first job or a better boss. I credit a lot of my legal career success with my experiences at Holiday Lanes both as an employee and as a competitor. That job taught me how to interact with all kinds of different people – a skill which I still use to this day. It also taught me how to wine and lose. Though we often gave him a hard time, Bob never got frustrated with us being kids or young adults (including when Tash and I decided to paint a mural of him in the bowling alley without permission)! He gave us free reign at the alleys for the most part and I am certain his free practices, advice, and love of sport contributed immensely to the successes I have had in bowling, along with those of the many young bowlers before and after me.

Bob was taken far too soon and he will be deeply missed by me and many other people. Please take comfort in knowing how many people he inspired, gave their first job, coached, made laugh, or touched in so many other positive ways.

Paula,
Bruce and I are so extremely saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We only knew him a short time, but our friendship was instant and easy, like it was always there. The times we spent sailing, and on the boat were so much fun! Wonderful company, music, stories and always so much laughter. Our hearts are heavy today thinking of his life cut short. Please accept our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God speed Bob, you will be missed.
Maureen and Bruce

So sorry to hear. Sincere heartfelt condolences to Paula and family. I pray you will find comfort in the strength Bob gave you, the love he wrapped around you and that his heavenly healing power will get you through this very difficult time. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Bob.

Paula,Sue and families.So sorry to hear of Bobby o’s passing..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time..Hold onto your memories and I know they are many.Bill and myself have many memories of Bobby.If you needed someone to get a strike in the 10th in a close game you could always depend on Bobby O Whipper..He was a kind,competitive and loving person who will be dearly missed by all who knew him..Hugs to all. Edna and Bill

Oh Paula! What a beautiful tribute written honoring your Bob. Please accept my condolences on your heartbreaking loss. I know you will feel the love that surrounds you right now through your amazing family and friends and I hope this love comforts you.

Paula & family,
We are saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Paula and Family,

I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing! He was my first employer at a young age and I have so many fond memories with Bob from Holiday Lanes. From working with Dick, to Bob giving me a hard time because I was so short, Bob and Dad bowling in the Open and Atlantic tournaments and cheering them on, to bartending Christmas parties and singing at Bob & Paula’s house. My teenage and early adult years are filled with so many memories and I’m so thankful to have met Bob. He truly was an amazing man, kind and genuine.

Sending thoughts and prayers to you all through this difficult time.

Love, Gillian

Paula and family,
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We went on many trips together, separately but, always ended up in the same rooms. Bob’s magnetic personality always seemed to bring us all together for stories and jokes til wee hours in the morning. Every bowling tournament we were at together was better for just having him there. He will be so terribly missed by many. May he rest easy with the angels. We will meet again at some point. Until then my friend.

Paula and Family,
We were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts are with you in this time of deep sorrow.
Tim and Leigh

Paula, Sue, Joe and Joseph,

We were very sad to learn of Bob’s passing today. He always had a smile and a wave as he drove past our home on Waverley Place. We are thinking of you all through this difficult time,
Randy, Joanne and Ryan Hanlon

Condolences to Bobs family. We knew Bob like so many through the bowling world. Such a gentleman and kind person. He made wonderful contributions to the bowling community of adults and the YBC program. We are sincerely sorry for your loss. He was such a young man. May your many beautiful memories bring you some peace and comfort.

Paul and Leila Boland

Paula and family,
My heart is saddened by the news of Bob’s passing. Although most knew of his illness it’s still almost unimaginable that he has left us. I will remember Bob as being kind, passionate, honest, funny, respectful, quirky, witty, and entertaining. May his spirit soar.

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing. May god give you the strength to get through it. Bob was an amazing person and always had a smile on his face. Rest easy Bob.
Crystal & Shawn

Paula and Family,
So, so sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing,!! I will always remember Bobby as a gentleman, so kind and helpful ! And that beautiful smile he had for everyone will never be forgotten!!!
Please accept my deepest sympathy! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Sandra Harnett – Retired Teachers Bowling League

To Paula, Sue, and the rest of his family, I offer my deepest condolences. Bob lived life to the fullest and was so passionate about everything in his world. He worked tirelessly to uphold the integrity of his favorite sport. He had the uncanny ability to see through the fog and focus on the horizon ahead. He was a good friend, a great man, and a wonderful mentor. He will truly be missed.

Paula, Sue, family and friends, a part of my heart is gone with Bob. He was one of the best people I knew. He had such a love for everyone, he just wanted everyone to have a great time always. He had so many friends who just loved being in his company. I respected and loved the person he was and I will miss Bob and his friendship forever.

Paula, you were the love of his life, he couldn’t wait for you to retire to live out all the wonderful plans he had made for you guys. He fought with every ounce to fulfill those dreams and was sad his sickness would prevent them from happening. I am so sorry Bob has been taken from you and all of us.

Love always,
Petria

Although it has been years since we last spoke, the feeling of missing you becomes so much stronger with the news today.
Take care my friend until our paths cross once again.
Laurie

Condolences to Bob’s family & friends. Thoughts and prayers are will you at this difficult time.

Paula, Sue, Joe, Joseph, Family and Friends: Sending heartfelt condolences to you and family and the entire 5 pin bowling nationally! . I have so many fond memories of Bobby from my days of bowling for so many years. He was a true gentleman on and off the lanes…so many many memories…but one in particular — was at a National Tournament – can not recall where – could of been BC – 1986 – but we spend the entire night playing the spoons and singing — a bunch of us — but particularly Bobby O, Carolyn Atkinson and myself — the next morning – our legs were black and blue. So many memories I will keep in my heart forever – and Dick at Holiday lanes – playing Sentimental old you on the Juke Box!

Paula, Sue, Joe, Joseph, Family and Friends: I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news of Bobby’s passing. Sending heartfelt condolences to you and family. I have so many fond memories of Bobby from my days hanging around at The Holiday Lanes. Bobby, at one time, was the best 5-pin bowler around. I’ll always remember his friendly and pleasant manner. Bobby was a friend to all that knew him, especially in the bowling community. Dick probably put you to work already, refinishing the bowling alleys up in heaven. May he rest in peace.!! God speed.!!

Paula and family,
My deepest sympathy to you. I cannot express in words how much Bob meant to me and so many other bowlers. Bob was a mentor to me in bowling and life. His laughter was always contagious and a good time was had by all. Bob was also a great friend to me and Steve which I cherished. If bowling exists in heaven; I am sure Bob has already laced up his shoes; waiting to make the team to go to nationals as he use to call it “Disneyland.”
Trina and Steve Greene