It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our father, Bob. He was born and raised in Vancouver where his accomplished soccer career began, playing with North Shore United, Grandview Legion and Pilsner FC.  After moving to Victoria, he was still very much involved with the game and coached his sons with Gordon Head Soccer Association and Vantreights FC.  His love for the game continued into his 80’s, still kicking the ball around in a gym with the Gorge Old Timers.

He co-founded Hendry, Swinton Insurance with Don Hendry, together they grew it into the successful business it is today. Once retired, he continued to enjoy many annual trips to Sequim for some golf and gambling with his buddies. Maui and Las Vegas were two popular destinations for him and Anna.  He could often be seen at the park, watching his grandchildren play their games.

Dad leaves behind wife Anna, his children Brad (Lynn), Rob (Ida), Dave (Pam), Lee-Ann, Mike (Rachel), eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild and many dear friends.

A celebration of life will be held in the Sequoia Centre, at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Dr., Victoria, BC, on April 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Elizabeth D'Gal

    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was an amazing man. I wish i would have told him how thankful I was for his brilliance&guidance to me as a young employee at Hendry Swinton. I never knew how he advanced my career after leaving H.S. I will forever be grateful. My heart goes out to Bob’s family&friends.

    Elizabeth D’Gal xo

    PS I’ll put $50 on black 4 u in Vegas in a cpl wks

  • Kirk Glazebrook

    To my brother Bob

    Maybe we can do it better when we meet again.
    Luv ya. Kirk.

  • Brad Hendry

    Dear Anna, Brad, Rob, David & Leeanne, Sorry to hear about our loss. Bob had a great mind in finding solutions and over coming roadblocks in business. It was a pleasure to be mentored by him. He and my father were interesting partners, they went to lunch together everyday for 14 years and socialized in the same circles. Quite the pair.
    Our condolences to you and your families.

    Brad Hendry

  • Chris McMillan

    Dear Anna and all of Bob’s family. My sincerest condolences. I hope all the good memories you have help you through this difficult time.

  • Jennifer Blair

    Thinking of you Anna and the family at this sad time. Sending many condolences.

    Jen Blair.

  • Lynn York (HSM Ins)

    Dear Anna and Family – very sorry to hear about Bob. Sending deepest sympathy to all of you. He was a very special and caring man and will be missed.

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  • C McBrideC

    Conny McBride Bob was a very special Brother in Law Also happy to help me with the many little things that needed to be done My husband and I always enjoyed the Maui Trips with Anna and Bob, he will be missed by us all. Lots of Love to Anna at this sad time and to Bob s Family

  • Marilyn Bate

    Dear Anna and All the Swinton Family:
    Sending our Sincere Sympathy to all of you.
    Bob was a special man and will be very missed.
    Thinking of you, especially at this time.
    Most Sincerely
    Marilyn Bate

  • Adrian Cownden

    Bob was a good and considerate friend. His good humour was always available to be shared with many. Condolences to Anna and family.

  • Graham Rumley

    I was among a very close circuit of friends Bob would could us for many years.

    He initiated my interest before I played starting a 8 years old.

    Bob had a unique ability to bring out the best in us always. Coached Gordon Head to many championships.

    His return to coach Vantreight Men League he still got the best out of me in fact more. You will be missed Bob. A portion of who I would become was his influence to be the best. We were! Thank you for all you committed your time to for this sport.

  • Marie Longpre

    Thinking of the family.

    The Longpre’ family.

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