Robert Douglas Mandam
Mar. 23rd, 1948 – Nov. 4th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent passing of Bob ‘The Coach’ Mandam on his Beloved Salt Spring Island in his 68th year. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Hilda Mandam, and sister Nancy Mandam. Bob leaves behind in Fiji, his brother, Terry (Rokani ) and nephew, Dean Charles.
Robert grew up in Peterborough, Ontario, and traveled west to live with his Uncle Ray and Aunt Blanche in Victoria, BC in 1964. He settled into a life on the west coast discovering the world of art, where he attended many an auction to acquire and share his discoveries with fellow art admires. When he was younger he did leatherwork, tree thinning, and estimating chain link fencing projects.
He lived the past two decades mainly on Salt Spring Island. For over ten years he managed a beautiful waterfront B&B at Southey Point and pursued his art collection hobby. He volunteered at the Royal Canadian Legion and helped to upgrade their pool table greatly enhancing the game for many pool experts on the island. He also volunteered for the local Salmon Enhancement program. Even though in recent times he often lived like a hermit, he was the best friend to all in good times and bad.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration of Bob’s life will be held at ‘The Legion’ Branch 92, 120 Blain Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC at 12:00 p.m. on February 26, 2017.