Robert Rae passed away peacefully on March 2, 2022, at the age of 95, at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg.
Upon returning to Canada in 1956, Bob took a position as an engineer with the Manitoba Department of Agriculture in Brandon. They settled in the Brandon area until 1998, with the exception of 16 months in Damascus, Syria working with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and two years in Tanzania with the Canadian International Development Agency.
Bob had long dreamed of living in the country close to nature. This dream was realized when, after their return from Tanzania, he purchased 80 acres in the Brandon Hills and set about designing and contracting their energy efficient passive solar heated home. He would spend hours planting trees and cutting paths through the woods.
Bob was a CSBE-SCGAB/ASABE member for almost 73 years.