Quote Originally Posted by Queen's Athletics and Recreation
The Queen's community is remembering Vanier Cup champion and Queen's football Hall of Famer Dr. Bob Climie, who passed away on Friday, April 16.

A member of the 1966 and 1968 championship teams, Bob was co-captain of the 1968 Vanier Cup national championship team. As an offensive lineman, he was selected as a league all-star three straight years in 1967, 1968 and 1969. Bob was also drafted in the 8th round (69th overall) in the 1970 Canadian Football League draft by the Ottawa Rough Riders.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1969 and finished a medical degree at Queen's while also acting as an assistant coach under the legendary Doug Hargreaves. After football, Bob went on to a career as a physician for the Canadian Armed Forces for thirty years, retiring as a Colonel. He obtained his fellowship in community medicine in 1989.

He was inducted into the Queen's Football Hall of Fame in 1991, shortly after his son Jock Climie had become a star receiver for the Gaels during the late 1980s. Jock would also eventually join his father in the Queen's Football Hall of Fame.

"The Queen's football community and specifically the 1968 Gaels are all deeply saddened by this enormous loss," said Don Bayne a close friend and teammate of Bob Climie. "Bob was an inspirational captain, a leader, a Canadian military officer and a gentleman. He was a beating heart of a championship and very close team and will always be a true Golden Gael. He will be missed dearly by all who knew, loved and respected him."

Bob had continued to support the Queen's football program and the next generation of Gaels throughout his life, always willing to give back to the Tricolour in any way he could.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Huntington's Society of Canada in support of finding a cure for the terrible disease that took his daughter Erin far too early.