Hockey Player: A
native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Bob started his hockey with the
Regina Pats of the old Western Hockey League. Pats at that time
where a Montreal Canadien Farm Team, therefore Bob was their
property. Turner played for the Regina Pats from 1951 to 1954 as
Played 101 junior games with 27 goals and 29 assists, 30
play-off games with one goal and nine assists. Was added to the
Senior Regina Capitals during the 1952-53 season for the Senior
Allan Cup play-offs.
sent him to the minors for his first pro season with the
Shawinigan-Falls Cataracts, winning the Edinburgh Trophy
next year joined the Montreal Canadiens just in time for five
straight Stanley Cup victories between 1955-1960.
often paired as a stay-home defenceman with free wheeling Hall of
Famer, defenceman Doug Harvey. Bob Turner was traded to Chicago
Blackhawks, the reigning Stanly Cup champions in 1961. Played two
seasons with them and one with American Hockey League's Buffalo
Bisons before retiring in 1964.
retirement, worked with Molson Brewery and later at Real Estate.
Coached the Regina Pats Junior Hockey Team from 1965-1969,
1970-1971 and 1972-1977. Took time off to scout for the Oakland
Seals, 1969-1970 and 1971-1972.
(Ron C. Johnston) was honoured to be his assistand during the
time he coached the Regina Pats. Twice we made it to the
Memorial Cup (Highest honors in Canada for Junior Hockey). In
1969 played against the Montreal Canadien Juniors. A strong
team, beating us in four straight games.
winning the Memorial Cup. I have many fond memories of Bob. One
being our first western road trip. We were going through the
Rodgers Pass, just starting to go down the steepest decline. Bob
was sitting in front of me, next to the bus door. I noticed he
was holding on to the rail with all his might. It must of been
his first time through the Rogers Pass! I left the Pats the year
we won Memorial in 1974. Was not with Bob his last few years. I
was asked to come back and help the club in 1976.
Memorial Service: to Celebrate Bob's Life, it was held
at Regina Funeral Home (Now called: Memorial Cemetery), Hwy #1
East, Regina, Saskatchewan, on Friday, 11, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
chapel was full by the time my wife (Marlene) and (I) arrived, we had
to sit a distance from the open doors in the hall way. Even the lunch
room was full. The service started with his brother-in-law Mike
Fisher (Ex-Regina Pat and pro hockey player) coming in and playing
the bag pipes.
Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Regina, Sask. - Block: 115 –
Plot: G – Lot: A
(Plot: G - Columbaria)