In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Neil Somerville

Robert N Somerville
July 21, 1958 – November 9, 2023

Peacefully on November 9, at Poseidon Long-Term Care Home, Rob passed away surrounded by the love of family.

Rob will forever and always be remembered with love by his wife, Carolyn, daughters Tegan (Manny) Vieira and Chelsea Somerville, his sister Barb Somerville, and large extended family.
Rob was born in Winnipeg, the son of Ken and Laura Somerville, and grew up in St. Vital. He was predeceased by his parents, and his parents-in-law Dave and Marg Heise.

Rob graduated from Norberry School, Dakota Collegiate, University of Manitoba, and University of North Dakota where he obtained his Masters in Speech Language Pathology (SLP). Rob worked as an SLP throughout rural Manitoba helping children with communication challenges.

Rob had a truly kind and generous spirit and was known for his wonderful sense of fun, humour and a great laugh. To know Rob was to love him. Family and friends were especially important to Rob; his three girls being the light of his life.

Rob treasured the special times spent with family and close friends; also vacationing with them, whether camping in the summer, road trips across Canada, various trips to Aruba, Alaska, The British Isles, Vancouver, Banff, Disney World, Fort Lauderdale, Texas, and Europe.
Rob was a lifelong athlete; a marathon runner, volleyball and tennis player, curler, skier, and amateur rock climber when the opportunity presented itself. He loved ski-dooing with family and friends. He was also an avid fan of the Blue Bombers.

Rob’s love of music was a constant throughout his life. He was the first to agree to attend a concert, create his own mixes, go record hunting for old and new music, and even learned to play the guitar.
Rob also enjoyed watching various TV shows, B movies, old horror movies, and the Looney Tunes.

The family wishes to thank the amazing people at Poseidon Care Centre, especially 5th Floor Staff “Family”, who always treated Rob with kindness and compassion; it was deeply appreciated.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, December 2 at 11:30 am in Atlantic-Garden City United Church, 725 Atlantic Avenue. The service will also be livestreamed at the following:

In lieu of flowers, should friends so desire, donations in Rob’s memory to Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, Manitoba Possible, or charity of your choice would be welcome.