Bob was something of a pioneer in the B.C. television & film industry, and just a fundamentally decent, gracious human being.
Back in the 1960s he was working as a production manager and/or assistant director on CBC series like CARIBOO COUNTRY and TIDEWATER TRAMP, and was A.D. on the British-produced feature film THE TRAP (with Oliver Reed and Rita Tushingham) shot here in the mid-1960s. THE BEACHCOMBERS was obviously a big production deal for the B.C. industry, and Bob did 87 episodes of that long-running hit. During the 1970s he also was production manager on the CBC series THE MANIPULATORS, worked with Daryl Duke on the 1971 television film THE RETURN OF CHARLIE CHAN that filmed here, and alternated between Production, Unit, & Location Manager for feature films like RUSSIAN ROULETTE, SHADOW OF THE HAWK, EQUUS, ANGELA, LOST AND FOUND, and A MAN, A WOMAN, & A BANK. THE LOVE BOAT was a long-running gig that kept him hopping around the world according to its shooting schedule but he still managed to return back here to work on various feature and television films. He co-produced the successful comedy LOOK WHO'S TALKING as well as its first sequel, was production manager on Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning western UNFORGIVEN, and P.M. on Jean-Jacques Annaud's WINGS OF COURAGE - the first feature film produced in 70mm 3D Imax. Bob also was the B.C. Film Development Officer in 1978, and prior to his long career in the local industry served in the British Army.
Rest in peace, Bob.