Bob Saul, math teacher and administrator at MCHS, has passed away

A previous post has shared photos from an August 2015 get-together with Bob Saul in Kingston:

Tim Hewlings shares photos of August 2015 get-together with MCHS teacher Bob Saul, age 85, in Kingston, Ontario

We are indebted to Tim Hewlings (MCHS 1963) for letting us know of the following Jan. 9, 2016 notice in the Montreal Gazette:

Montreal Gazette – 9 Jan 2016 – Page #42

Bob Saul. Source: Jan. 9, 2016 Montreal Gazette notice

Bob Saul. Source: Jan. 9, 2016 Montreal Gazette notice

SAUL, Robert (Bob) Charles

February 21,1930 – December 24, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of Bob Saul announces his passing on Christmas Eve at the age of 85 years in Kingston. Ontario.

Bob will be lovingly remembered by his wife Betty (nee Stevenson) Saul; his children Debbie (Charles), Nancy, Greg (Robbin) and Rick (Heather). Cherished grandfather of Jason, Scott (Chantal), Jeffrey, Melissa, Andrew, Matthew, Neil and William .

Predeceased by his daughter Dianne. Born and raised in Verdun, Quebec. Bob graduated from McGill University and his dedicated career spanned over five decades as a math teacher and school administrator throughout Montreal and the surrounding areas.

Bob volunteered with minor sports in St Lambert, Quebec. He volunteered with the Fort Henry Annual Tattoo and sat as a community member on the Admissions Committee of the Queen’s University School of Medicine.

Mr. Saul, Vice-Principal. Source: MCHS 1964-65 yearbook

Mr. Saul, Vice-Principal. Source: MCHS 1964-75 yearbook

Bob Saul, August 2015. Tim Hewlings photo

Bob Saul, August 2015. Tim Hewlings photo

Bob and Berry Saul, August 2015 in Kingston. Tim Hewlings photo

Bob and Berry Saul, August 2015 in Kingston. Tim Hewlings photo

Bob could sing, write, and act. He co-wrote an educational math series and performed it on CBC TV Montreal. Bob once refereed a basketball game at the Montreal Forum with the Harlem Globetrotters, while playing along with their antics.

Bob loved reading, music and was an avid audiophile. He had a keen ear for sound and his knowledge of high-fidelity equipment was extensive. His audio expertise was always in demand. Bob had a good sense of humour, was a good listener and was patient and kind.

He will be missed by all who knew him. Special thanks to the staff at Arbour Heights for their care, to Father Haynes Hubbard for his kindness, and to Bob’s palliative care team in the Cardiology Department (Brock 1) at the Hotel Dieu Hospital. At Bob’s request cremation has taken place.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service officiated by Father Haynes on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St Mark’s Anglican Church, 268 Main Street. Barriefield Village, Kingston.

A reception w ill follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Mark’s Anglican Church or to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation.


2 replies
  1. graeme decarie
    graeme decarie says:

    Oh, my, I am sorry to hear that. He was a bouncy guy, always livened anything he attended.
    I remember the day I was driving the two of us to his fishing camp. I stopped at a gas station. Bob jumped out to fill my be VW beetle, them slammed the hood shut, jumped up on it, and made faces at me through the windshield.

    George Allan and I often spent time with him in an office he had just off a classroom.

    He was a good friend, a good basketball player, and one hell of a good teacher.

  2. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    Wonderful to read about this side of Bob Saul.

    There was a story about a time that Bob – I think it was Bob – got the attention of a classroom by walking in, stepping on top of the teacher’s desk, walking to the other side of it, and then stepping down. However, I would need to verify that I have the correct teacher, in my recollection of someone’s description of the event.


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