Died on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in St. Catharines after a brief illness, at the age of 97. Beloved husband of the late Audrey Bernice Graydon Waugh U.E. (June 1, 2009). Loving father of Peter and Stephen (Christine), cherished grandfather of Daniel (Carmela and their children Enrica and Nico), David (Emily) and Peter, all of California and Jesse, England, dear brother of Elizabeth Mayfield (Bill), Toronto. Bob will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by brothers; John and Ross and sister; Margaret Bailey.
Bob was Lieutenant Commander RCNVR during WW II. He retired from General Motors – Canada and USA after 51 years of service. After retiring Bob continued with the Financial Executive Institute of Canada, with Canadian Institute for the Blind and also gave his time generously to many charitable organizations.
Bob’s ashes are being placed in the family plot in Cambridge’s Galt Cemetery. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to a charity of one’s choice.
Memories, photos and condolences can be shared at www.morganfuneral.com
FEI Canada is sad to announce that our former president, Bob Waugh, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, at the age of 97. Bob spent his most of his career with General Motors Corporation, eventually serving as CFO of GM Canada until his retirement in 1982. He remained on GM Canada’s board of directors until 1990, and served as FEI Canada’s president from 1983-1987.
“We’ve lost a wonderful man,” said Maureen Kempston-Darkes, past President of GM Canada, who first met Bob in 1975 when she joined GM. “He was a great mentor to me but also a great friend.”
Kempston-Darkes said Bob was a man of great intelligence and humour, who took a strong interest in mentoring young people. “He was ahead of his time in valuing diversity in the business and he was actively engaged in involving more women and minorities,” recalled Kempston-Darkes.