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Old 11-07-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
Ken MacKenzie
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We are saddened to announce the passing of Bob Dunsire at age 53 after a brave two year battle with cancer. Bob was born January 3rd, 1953 in Burnaby, British Columbia to Lily Bell and P. Kenneth (Ken) Dunsire. He passed away in his home on Camano Island, Washington on November 6, 2006, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 23 ˝ years Diana (Anderson), daughters Alison and Elizabeth, parents Lily Bell Johnston, Ken and Stephanie Dunsire, his sister Barbara, husband Robin Belanger, nieces Colette and Lanette Belanger.

Bob was a kind, loyal, and passionate man. He was actively involved in a variety of sports from childhood including running, motocross, waterskiing, and windsurfing. Later in life Bob learned to play the bagpipes and competed both individually and in bands with his two daughters, Alison (“Al”) and Elizabeth (“Dinker”/“Furr”) and wife, Diana (“QT”). When he was no longer able to play the bagpipes, he stayed involved as a very proud parent and by building and maintaining, the most comprehensive bagpipe site in the world. He also enjoyed playing the piano, flying giant scale RC airplanes, and playing with and training his border collie, Sparc.

He will be remembered as a loving father, son, brother, husband, and friend. Those of us lucky enough to know Bob and be touched by him will remember his goofy sense of humor, his laugh, and the way his entire face lit up whenever he was talking to or about “his girls.”

We love you Bob, and you will be forever missed.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to:
Robert K. Dunsire Memorial Fund for Sarcoma Research
C/O Diana Benson
PO Box 19024
Seattle, WA 98109

A service will be held November 12 at 1pm at Hawthorne Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, WA.

Of course, members of the piping community are invited to the service. will remain in its current state under the care of Bob's family.

Thank you all so very much for your support.

Ken MacKenzie
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