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Donald Robert "Bob" Annand
December 7, 1951 - April 6, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">Annand, Donald Robert &ldquo;Bob&rdquo; <br />Age 64, Waverley, passed away, April 6, 2016 at his home, after a long struggle with heart disease. Bob is survived by his cherished wife Mary (Dempster); son TJ Dempster (Kylee Cooke); and granddaughter Peyton; mother Margaret and siblings Barbara (Terry Ross), Bruce (Tracy O&rsquo;Brien), Mark (Carol Sampson), and Douglas (Rosalind Michie); father-in-law Thomas Caldwell; brother-in-law Tommy Caldwell; and nephews Jonathan, Mark, Luke and Mitchell. Predeceased by his father, Donald. <br />Born December 7, 1951 in Halifax, Bob was the first child for Donald and Margaret. He enjoyed a happy childhood following his father&rsquo;s work from New Glasgow to Maitland, until settling down in Stewiacke. During his school years, Bob pursued music and athletics with enthusiasm, playing in numerous venues in central Nova Scotia in the band Night Shift and competing in weight lifting events for many years, including the Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon. He attended Saint Mary&rsquo;s University while working at several jobs in Halifax, in the end earning his Bachelor of Commerce degree. In 1991, Bob became an Inspector with Canada Border Services where his dedication earned him the respect of his colleagues and the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2013. Bob was proud to wear the uniform and serve with CBSA. Special thanks goes out to Marine Chief, Kevin Watson and other colleagues for the unexpected but heartfelt support they provided during Bob&rsquo;s illness and the tolerance they showed for living with Bob&rsquo;s particular brand of humour all these years. <br />In his personal life, Bob was a terrific stepfather attending all TJ&rsquo;s young life events of school concerts, baseball, soccer and hockey games and he was so proud of TJ&rsquo;s military service and the family he has made. Mary was Bob&rsquo;s life focus, ensuring their private life was taken care of so she could concentrate on her work. Mary, his dogs (Shadow and Chicks) his family, close friends and his home were all Bob wanted and needed. He inherited from his parents their love of history, reading and all things old; his membership in the British Car club, ownership of a Triumph TR3 and a BSA motorcycle were of special pride. And of course his hopes for the Montreal Canadians &ndash;the Habs! <br />Cremation has taken place. The funeral service will be held on Monday April 11 at 2pm in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771 Main Street, Dartmouth, Rev. David LeBlanc officiating with a reception to follow. Interment in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens. A Celebration of Life reception to follow at Murphy&rsquo;s on the Water, commencing at 3:30pm. Complimentary parking is available at the Cable/Queen&rsquo;s lot for attendees. <br />Family flowers only. Donations in Bob&rsquo;s memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia. <br />Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at <br /> <br /> <br /></div>