Bob SWITZER.. Obit as appeared in Vancouver Sun/Province Aug. 26th
August 26, 1928 – July 14, 2015 Bob Switzer, CBC’s beloved “Canadian Gardener” died on Gambier Island amidst the tenderness of family, his flowers and hummingbirds. He had planned many more adventures with Joley, his wife of 32 years. His steadfastness, lively conversation and optimism are gone too soon and profoundly missed. He was aged 86.
He was the only child of Henry St. John Switzer and Nellie Rosamond (nee Palmer) and was baptized Robert Edwin Mason Switzer at Christ Church in Vancouver.
The celebration of his well-lived complex life will be June 2016.
If you wish, please make a donation to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=bob-switzer&pid=175649225#sthash.4CKvGsL6.dpuf
Courtesy of ‘Vancouver Broadcasters’ and Gord Lansdell, here is Bob’s broadcasting itinerary:
CJAV Port Alberni 1950s; co-host with PD Dick Batey Calling the Island CJVI Victoria late 1950s; host Temple for Teens CBC Radio Vancouver 1960s; co-host with chef John Lindenlaub CBC-TV cooking show Cuisine circa 1964-1966; co-host World Aquarium CBC Vancouver 1975; host Switzer Unlimited CBC-TV National from Vancouver 1976; Bob Switzer Show CBC Vancouver circa 1978; co-host with David Tarrant Education Co-ordinator UBC Botanical Gardens Western Gardener 1982-86 CBC-TV British Columbia and Canadian Gardener 1986-1993 CBC-TV National; retired from CBC 1993; judge All Point Bulletin newspaper Point Roberts WA/Delta BC Flowers by the Sea Contest 1992-2002