Robert Ambrose Horrocks

In loving memory of Robert Horrocks who passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2009. Bob was born in Liverpool, England on April 25, 1923. He leaves behind his wife Lois and his two children Kerry(Randy) and Chris(Catherine) and grandchildren Ty, Jess, Bryn and Dana. Bob is a veteran of the RAF serving as a navigator between the years 1942-46. His greatest gift to the communities in which he has lived has been his love of playing and coaching soccer. He played for the Stelco Steel Company soccer team in Montreal in the early 1950’s and later went on to develop youth soccer in Quebec, coaching provincial teams through the 60’s and 70’s. Upon moving to Sherwood Park in Alberta he coached again at the minor league level. In his retirement in Qualicum Beach he served as a coaching mentor to several youth teams. Laterally he was the unofficial time keeper for the summer 6 aside games where he sat in the middle of the various games at the high school field and recorded vital statistics.

A memorial will be held on Friday April 24, 2009, 2pm at the Horrocks residence. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Nanaimo General Hospital Foundation.