John Robert (Bob) Aucoin was born 5 October 1942 in Vancouver, British Columbia, son of Thomas and Eleanor Aucoin.
At age 17, Bob joined the military and served in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry for 13 years. He was stationed in Victoria and Germany and also served in Cyprus as part of peacekeeping forces for two terms.
After leaving the military, Bob worked at Canada Post for 20 years before retiring in 2003.
Bob had a great sense of humour, a zest for life, and he loved to travel. An avid 10-pin bowler, Bob had a keen interest in promoting the sport. He helped form, and later became President of, the Alberta Tenpin Bowling Association. He also became a Level 3 NCCP Course Conductor and was the Team Alberta coach at the National Championships on numerous occasions. Bob was a huge supporter of both the Calgary Stampeders (continuous season ticket holder since 1967) and Calgary Flames.
Bob died in Calgary 14 March 2017.