Robert “Bob” Wallace Lindeman, aged 96, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Bob was born in 1925 in Port Arthur, the son of Clifford and Violet (Sagadore) Lindeman, with older brother, James “Bud” and sister, Arleen, as well as younger sister, Mary Claire. His family suffered the loss of two baby brothers and his mother, Violet, while Bob was a young child. He grew up in the family home on Dawson Street.
In 1946, he met his wife, Miranda (Pudas), at a sports event/dance at Isku Park in North Branch and they were married in 1948. They bought a tiny farm close to her family and their two elder daughters, Margaret and Edith, were born. In 1951 they moved to Dublin Avenue in Jumbo Gardens, their permanent home. Their youngest daughter, Dorothy, was born in 1955.
In August 1953, Miranda contracted Polio, recovered sufficiently to walk and be a mom and homemaker with Bob’s support, but suffered long-term effects of the disease throughout her life, including Meniere’s Disease in 1988 at which time Bob became her primary caregiver.
During his working years, Bob was employed at bush camps near Stevens, Ontario, at the lumber yard for Oscar Styff Limited, as a bulldozer operator for Boyd and Sohlman Construction, and construction worker for NC (Natural) Gas in northern Ontario communities. On his days off, Bob delighted in bringing his family along on camping trips or exploration drives that always included a fishing spot.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Margaret (son-in-law Ward Anderson), Edita, and Dorothy, as well as brother-in-law, Ed Pudas, and numerous nieces and nephews of the Pudas and Lindeman families. He was predeceased by his wife, Miranda, his father Cliff and mother Violet, stepmother Irene, brother Bud and sister-in-law Fran, sister Arlene and brother-in-law Mike, sister Mary Claire and brother-in-law Roy, as well as Pudas in-laws Willie and Gertie Gronroos, Oiva Pudas, Hazel Pudas, Eino Pudas, Edith and Lauri Harju, and John and Nelma Salmijarvi.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to March of Dimes or the charity of your choice. A celebration of life may be held at a later date.