Respected former City employee, Citizen of the Year, and medalist passes away

Mr. Bob Rowledge, a dedicated, hard-working and valued former City employee, passed away on Monday, November 27 at the age of 95. Bob began his career at the City in 1953 and retired as the Director of Finance in 1988.

Outside of the office, Bob was very active in the community, and was a member of many clubs and societies including the Nanaimo Lions Club. He truly believed in giving back to his community. In 1988, Bob was recognized for his extensive community contribution and was named Freeman of the City. Building on that recognition, in 1992 he was named Citizen of the Year by the Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, and in 2000 Bob was one of seven citizens awarded the Queen's Jubilee Medal for his many years volunteering.

The City of Nanaimo extends its deepest sympathies to Bob's family and friends. Bob made a lasting impression and had a positive impact on those who knew him; his kindness was contagious, his passion for our community was never-ending, and Nanaimo is a better place for having known him. Mr. Bob Rowledge, you will be missed.

Mayor Leonard Krog, City Council and the City of Nanaimo



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