Maj Robert Joseph “Bob” Janik, MMM, CD, RCCS (Retired)

06 Apr 22

Major Robert Joseph “Bob” Janik Royal Canadian Corps of Signals (Ret’d), Canadian Airborne Regiment. C.D., M.M.M. (1938-2022)

Little Green Monster, Paratrooper, Ultralight Aviator, Rabble Rouser, and Argument Winner. Beloved Husband of 61+ years to Joanne and Father of Anthony (Karen). Bob made his final jump from this world to the next, April 6, 2022.

Bob joined the Canadian Army in 1953 as a Soldier Apprentice, made his first parachute jump at the age of 18 and served this nation honorably for the better part of 4 decades, including service in Egypt 1965 – 1966, Cyprus 1974 and Germany 1984 – 1987. In 1968 he was an original member of the Canadian Airborne Regiment.

Bob was a lover of animals; strays were attracted to his Inverary yard knowing they would find sanctuary or at the very least, treats. An avid reader, Bob considered learning to be a continuous process. The Salvation Army held a special place in his heart for the assistance they gave his family when he was young and his was a familiar face around Kingston manning a Kettle every Christmas. Service was in his blood.

Also left to mourn his passing are sister Dianna Stewart (Howie), sister Carole Brown, brother Bill Janik, all of Winnipeg, MB, sister-in-law Ruth Lewis (Bert) of Ottawa, sister-in-law Sharon Fraser and brother-in-law Frank Manzer (Bonnie) of Fredericton, NB. Numerous nieces and nephews, Jo’s great friend Sharon Palmer, his Airborne Brothers, and his flying buddies.

There will be no funeral however a celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a future date.

As an expression of sympathy; donations to The Salvation Army or The Military Communications and Electronics Museum Foundation would be greatly appreciated.

Our grateful thanks to the Doctors and Nurses on Davies 4 at KGH.

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