Robert Arden James Coulter

September 15, 1922 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 98)


Born to Robert & Vera (Sedgeman) Coulter in Raymore Saskatchewan.  The family moved to the Grandview area of Vancouver in 1924. There he met his wife to be, Mary Taylor in elementary school.

Robert completed high school at Vancouver Tech and worked with his father as a tile setter and later in his father in law’s blacksmith and fabrication shop, White & Taylor. There he learned many skills including welding and fabrication which he used to assist with the construction of supply ships at the shipyard on the shores of North Vancouver. He soon after joined the Navy during World War II, but fortunately never had to be in a combat assignment.

Post war, Robert married the love of his life Mary, built a home near Queen Elizabeth Park, and together they created a successful truck body fabrication business known as R&M Manufacturing. He retired in 1985. He is survived by his only daughter Kathryn, son in law Maurice and their daughter Taylor. He was an accomplished golfer, bowler, square dancer, and poker player. He and Mary often visited Reno but also enjoyed travelling to sunny destinations.

There will be a small family memorial. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his name to the B.C. Children’s Hospital.


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