Robert Hesse passed away at the age of 82 in Smithers Hospital on February 25, 2012.
Born on April 12, 1929 at Georgswalde, Sudetenland, (Czechoslovakia) Robert immigrated to Canada in 1954 where he took a job at Alcan in Kitimat in the Remelt Department. Was employed there till 1969. He was then employed at Northwood Pulp and Timber in Houston as a trackmobile operator and brakeman. After 22 years at Northwood he retired in 1993.
Robert was predeceased by his wife Maria in September 2007.
Robert was known for both for an independent spirit and for a kind heart shown in his willingness to give of his time to others. He was well loved and respected by family, friends and co-workers. Robert enjoyed the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. He made numerous trips throughout Northern B.C., the Yukon and N.W.T. “He will live forever in the hearts of his family and friends.”