Robert "Bob" Crossman

Obituary of Robert Leaman "Bob" Crossman

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert L. “Bob” Crossman on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital, after a battle with cancer.

Born on November 22, 1939 in Sackville, N.B., he was the son of the late Harley Leaman Crossman and Dora (Johnson) Crossman.  

Bob worked at various jobs throughout his life, starting at the Royal Bank in Sackville and ending his working career with Midland Transport. Bob was a hard worker and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.

He had many hobbies throughout his lifetime, the most enjoyable for him being curling and his mornings spent with his friends at McDonald’s drinking coffee, doing puzzles and maybe a bit of storytelling. Bob had a great personality, made friends easily and had a smile for everyone. He was a lover of all animals and always had cats and dogs in the home.

Bob loved his family and was so proud of his son, Matt, who has built a successful career and has a loving family of his own. Matt and his wife Jessica have a beautiful daughter, Olivia, who gave Bob great joy when seeing her smile and watching her explore new things.

Bob will be lovingly missed by his wife of 33 years, Ann (McMaster) of Cherry Burton; his son, Matthew (Jessica) and granddaughter, Olivia, of Truro, N.S.; his sisters-in-law, Emily Crossman, Donna (Terry) McMaster, his brothers-in-law, Terry (Bernice) McMaster, Dean (David) McMaster, as well as by several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, he was pre-deceased by his brothers, Fred and Harold as well as by his sister-in-law, Cyndi. Bob was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Bob’s family would like to thank the Doctors in the Oncology Department of the Moncton Hospital, as well as the Doctors and nurses at the Sackville Memorial Hospital and Extramural and Ambulance New Brunswick for their compassion and care.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Erin Campbell and staff of Campbell’s Funeral Home, 89 Bridge Street, Sackville, N.B. (506) 364-8188. Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 2 pm at the Westcock Cemetery with Father John Simons officiating. All are welcome to attend and dress is casual. 

If so desired, donations in memory of Bob may be made to the St. Ann’s Anglican Church Hall, Westcock Cemetery or to the charity of one’s choice. On-line condolences and sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.