ROSEN, Robert (Bob) Louis
June 26th, 1947-November 22nd 2011
It is with deep sorrow that we share the loss of our husband, father, brother,
and friend. Bob passed away peacefully at home, leaving his loving wife
Eva Sharell, beloved son Michael Gabriel Rosen (Tracey), brother Stanley
(Rita), nephew Daniel (Jess and Evan), Janine and Brianna.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Bob came to Canada as a war resister in
1968. For over 30 years, he was a community school coordinator and
Throughout his life Bob brought his passion, eloquence and keen mind to
the struggle for social justice – locally and globally. He was a dedicated
organizer and lent his time and wisdom to many community organizations.
Most recently, Bob sat on the board of Co-Development Canada and the
steering committee of Independent Jewish Voices.
Along with his activism, Bob will be remembered as a musician and
accomplished singer. After retirement Bob brought together a band, the
was an active member of the Solidarity Notes Labour Choir and sang at
numerous picket lines, benefits and rallies. His time with the Puget Sound
Guitar Workshop community was incredibly joyful and meaningful.
Many will recall with fondness BCTF AGMs and countless other gatherings
where Bob pulled out his guitar and led us all in songs of struggle, songs of love,
and songs of peace.
Bob lived life passionately and well, appreciating travel, good food and wine. He
deeply valued his community of friends both young and old. His warmth, open
heart, generosity and big personality will be greatly missed. He will be
remembered with love by David, Ruthie, Anna, Benjamin, and other family and
Donations in honour of Bob’s memory can be made to Co-Development
Canada (www.codev.org) or Independent Jewish Voices
Audio clip about Bob from Coop-Radio’ Redeye Show
Audio clip of Bob singing Ripple
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