POLLOCK, Robert Lyle July 31, 1944 - May 18, 2021.
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Pollock on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Lyle and Elsie Pollock and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Marjorie Michel. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 43 years, Sharon Pollock; his children: Ward Blair, Dori Willis, and Shane (Lisa) Pollock; his grand-daughters: Kyra Blair and Sophie Pollock; Sister-in-Law and Brother-in-Law: Paulette & Ken Arcand; his nieces: Michel (Kobus) Vermaak and Terryl (Mark) Myers; great-nieces: Meagan, Kayla, and Jenay Myers; and close-family friend, Diane Sarson. We know that he will be deeply missed by the many wonderful friends he made along his travels.
Bob was born in Melfort, SK on July 31, 1944 to Lyle and Elsie Pollock. He grew up in the community of Tisdale, and was kept busy with his involvement in many sports. Bob was a gifted athlete and enjoyed playing ball, hockey, and golf. He excelled at hockey, and played for the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL.
Bob entered his working career with Scott National and eventually became the manager which led him to Moose Jaw, SK. After several years in Moose Jaw, he moved to Swift Current in 1971. Bob's early love for the game of golf took on a new shape when Alex "Kozy" Kozakavich introduced him to the golf profession. Bob became a Golf Pro with PGA Canada and was the Head Pro of Elmwood Golf Course for over 20 years. He also built and became part-owner of the Ross Creek Par 3 Golf Course in Medicine Hat, AB.
Bob was well known for his social personality, his quick wit, and his ability to strike up a conversation with just about anyone. His sociability allowed him to find success along many different career paths after retiring as Head Golf Pro at Elmwood. Bob was a salesperson for Jazz Golf, several different car dealerships, and TS Metals. As you can imagine, he made many friends in his sales days! In his final job before officially retiring in 2015, Bob completed inactive well inspections for Redline Well Service.
The greatest source of pride in Bob's life was his family. He met the love of his life, Sharon, at Wong's Kitchen in 1974. They dated for three years before getting married on November 12, 1977. Bob and Sharon had a very full life together, and made many happy memories. They enjoyed dancing, golfing, dinner parties with friends, time spent at their cabin in Cypress Hills, and winters at their condo in Indio, California. Bob spent many hours in the rink and put on many kilometres traveling to watch Shane play hockey over the years. He was absolutely thrilled at any opportunity he was given to be able to spend time with his three children, and he always looked forward to their calls and visits. Bob was tickled to know that his granddaughter, Sophie, shared his love for NHL and Sports Highlights (even if she didn't cheer for The Jets) and his eyes absolutely lit up whenever she was around.
Those who knew Bob best also knew his fondness for good rum, cold beer, a round of golf, and BS'ing with his friends. He was known for always jumping up to wash the dishes at friends' homes, and we know that he will certainly be missed when it comes to clean up time. Bob was a master on the barbecue, had a deep appreciation for old cars and car shows, and he was the king of one-liners. He was a great supporter of local hockey, and loved watching sports -- both live and on TV. His happy place was the cabin at Cypress, and he cherished the lifelong friends he made at the park. Bob had a keen sense of humour, and he shared it with those around him right up until his last moments.
Over the past two years, Bob had a valiant and courageous battle with cancer. He faced many obstacles, but he handled each new challenge with grace. Bob passed away peacefully on May 18th with his family by his side. Though his loss leaves a void in the lives of all who loved him, we find comfort knowing that he is pain-free and at peace. A Celebration of Life for Bob will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bob's name to the Elmwood Junior Golf Program. For more information, please contact Jeff Chambers at (306)741-8930.
Bob's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Huang, Dr. Bakare, and the wonderful staff of Cypress House - House 2. The care, compassion, and concern shown during Bob's final days were deeply appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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Elmwood Junior Golf Program - In Memory of Bob Pollock
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