Bob Inkson Obituary, Death – Vale Bob Inkson. Yesterday was a difficult day for me because I learned that Bob had passed away, but at the same time, I felt some measure of relief because I knew he would no longer have to endure any pain. My spouse broke down in tears while they were on the phone with me yesterday about lunchtime to share the news. Even though Bob and Julie had only been in Kim’s life for a short period of time, Bob had managed to make an everlasting mark on her. Upon consideration, I realized that this was something that Bob managed to accomplish with each and every person he interacted with.
My first encounter with Bob was in 2002, which was not long after the newspaper item that is pictured. When we first got started at Norside, I was highly involved in VMX racing. At the time, we had just begun. Bob just came in and inquired as to whether or not I would be interested in riding the Greeves owned by the BMOA. This event marked the beginning of a 21-year friendship with a person whom I am honored to be able to call my friend.
He had the ability to command the attention of everyone in the room without ever coming across as dominant, and he was always attentive to what others had to say. His stories, his excitement, and his can-do attitude are qualities that we will miss greatly. Without Bob, we would never have had a race team, Brent, Lana, and Greg would never have had some of the opportunities that they had, and I would never have had the opportunity to ride a belt drive Douglas or a Greeves, in addition to many other experiences along the line. Without Bob, none of these things would have been possible.
His enthusiastic enthusiasm for racing was infectious, and he was always so ecstatic whenever Greg took the BSA C15 out on the track and wrung the living daylights out of it. Greg was always one of his biggest fans. After hearing this, Phil was immediately questioned with the following: “So, can we make it go faster?” He was a regular participant in the Saturday morning retirement group, in which members socialize with one another while drinking coffee and discussing ways to improve the world. You will be greatly missed, but you will not be forgotten, Bob. During this difficult time, we want Julie and Bob’s family to know that we are thinking about them and sending our condolences.