BEND – Robert “Bob” Clair, 63, of John Day, died Dec. 5 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, with his children by his side. In keeping with his wishes, he was cremated. His ashes will be scattered at his favorite hunting and fishing spots at a later date. No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Clair was born Jan. 12, 1951, in McMinnville, to Claude and Dolores Clair.
He worked in the mill his entire life, driving forklift for Goose Lake Lumber and Fremont Lumber in Lakeview, and Edward Hines Lumber in Burns.
He enjoyed being in the great outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or just taking a drive. His favorite hunting spot in his younger days was Crane Mountain in Lakeview, and he enjoyed fishing wherever he could cast a line.
He loved to tell about the crazy hunting escapades he and his brothers got into, and also enjoyed taking his dog, Fritz, for a run with his good friend, Mickey.
He wasn’t a man of many words, but he always made sure his kids knew that he loved them.
Survivors include his children, April Prince of Grants Pass, Robby Clair of Klamath Falls and Molly Clair of Burns; several sons and daughters he raised as his own, Julie, Martin, Grant, Sydney and Dustie; brothers, Mike and Ron; grandchildren, Tallen, Adam, Konner and Kylie; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; longtime friends, Charlie, Mickey and Loretta; and his faithful dog, Fritz.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Dolores Clair; sisters, Claudia, Goldie and Dee; and brother, Norman.