This page is dedicated to the memory of Bob, more
affectionately referred to by his many close friends, as
Bob was my older Brother, who passed away in 2000, and
who up until that time, had been a major part of my
everyday life, for as many years as I can remember.
Through good times and bad, we'd always been there for
each other, to gloat over our triumphs, and with a
shoulder to cry on when things went wrong. Although
I still have a very close, and loving family around me,
nothing can replace the loss of my "Big Brother". I
miss him terribly.
Bob was a photographer and darkroom technician by trade,
originally with his own studio, and later as a ships
photographer on the
& O passenger liner IBERIA,
seen above, during it's summer cruises in the late
60's. He came to Canada the same time we did, and
operated his own, very successful apartment painting
business in Vancouver.
He also established himself as a custom model tree
for Architectural Model Builders like ourselves, in both
the U.S. and Canada. In the earlier years, it was
only a part time venture, but it soon became necessary
to devote all of his time to producing these miniature
masterpieces. If you see one of our models with trees
on, they were Bob's, and although there was lots of
heavy competition in the model tree making business, I
never found anybody who could build them quite like Bob
of our architectural models, dressed with Bob's trees.