Robert (Bob) Barnes worked tirelessly on behalf of the Alumni Association of Sir George Williams University and Concordia University from 2001 until his untimely death in June 2012.
Bob earned a BA from Sir George Williams University, one of Concordia’s founding institutions, in 1968. He joined Sir George Williams’s alumni association in 2001 and was its president from 2005 to 2008. He served as its representative to Concordia’s Board of Governors from 2008 to 2010.
As chair of the association’s Signage Committee, he successfully campaigned to have the provenance of the Sir George Williams name recognized on plaques on the university’s Henry F. Hall and Molson buildings.
Outside of Concordia, Bob was an active volunteer for a number of community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Verdun-LaSalle, the Verdun Council of Community Agencies, the Quebec Winter Games in LaSalle and the Sherbrooke Street Businessmen’s Association. He also coached baseball and hockey and served as a warden in his church.