Bob was a very talented athlete. He was awarded a scholarship offer to attend Brown University for Baseball. His devotion to his family life and values made him take another path. He received a diploma in Recreation Leadership from Confederation College. Bob worked countless hours with Big Brothers Association in Thunder Bay. His passion for billiards was evident with the extra goodies that were brought home to provide for his family. Bob’s work always took him away from his family life. Whether it was working in the mines in Hemlo or at different generating plants like Darlington for Ontario Hydro as a Mechanical Technician.
Bob had a passion for his family and work. He was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather. His love for his Boston Bruins was seen by many family and friends. Bob is survived by Mya (Erkki), Wayland (Caroline), grandsons Matti, Mika, Carlan, and granddaughter Brielle. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was widowed by his late wife Dianne and predeceased by his parents Joel and Norma Pulkkinen.
Cremation has already taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lisaard House in Cambridge, Ontario.
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