Robert "Bob" Prosser
Robert "Bob" Nelson Prosser, 90, of Salisbury passed away at his home with his family at his side and went to his eternal home in heaven on Sunday December 12, 2021. Born in Prosser Brook, he was pre-deceased by his parents Mary (Power, Prosser) Colpitts, father Nelson Robert Prosser, step-father, Vibert Colpitts, step-sister Annie Colpitts (whom he grew up with).
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty (Steeves) Prosser; children Bonnie (Craig) Carter, Danny (Janice) Prosser, Jamie (Alison) Prosser; grandchildren Rebecca (Dennis) Carter-Chand, Elizabeth (Chris) Ricci, Stephen (Monica) Carter, Shawna (Adam) Collins, Mackenzie Prosser, Melissa Prosser, Richard Prosser. He greatly enjoyed his seven great-grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. Several step-cousins also were special to him. He is also survived by brother-in-law Roger (Judy) Steeves, sister-in-law Faye (Stephen) Onuluk, step-sister Evie Danahy. He was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Douglas (Myrna) Steeves, step-sisters Francis, Viola, Gladys, Jessie, step-brother Ernie.
After the death of his father when he was a child, Bob worked at many jobs in NB before moving to Ontario as a young man. He worked for 10 years at the St. Lawrence Starch Plant and learned several trades while there. He met his wife at a Billy Graham meeting in Toronto in 1955. When he and Betty moved back to NB, he worked for 28 years as maintenance supervisor at Domtar Packaging in Moncton.
After retiring from Domtar Bob continued to work at carpentry and fine wood-working and built his own home and much of the furniture in it. He was a man of many skills and all-round "fix it" man.
He was a gentle man who quietly and faithfully loved his family and his Saviour. He was an active, faithful member of Salisbury Baptist Church and served on several committees. He also loved outdoor activities like fishing, hunting, camping, and exploring the countryside. He knew most of the local birds, and wild flowers by name. He loved reading, old hymns of his faith, especially The Gaithers, and Time to Sing and enjoyed listening to sermons on Faith to Live By and David Jeremiah.
Many thanks to friends, neighbours and church family who have given support in the past few months and to extra-mural nurses for their compassionate care.
The private (due to COVID restrictions) family Celebration of Bob’s Life will be at The Salisbury Funeral Home (506-372-4800) and will be officiated by son-in-law, The Rev. Dr. Craig A. Carter. For those who wish to attend the service virtually, a web-link to livestream the service Wednesday, December 15 at 2:30 pm will appear on the funeral home website. Interment in Pine Hill Cemetery, Salisbury.
Memorials may be made to Salisbury Baptist Church.
Please click here to view our Facebook page, where the Service will be livestreamed on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 2:30 pm.