Rites held for Robert ‘Bobby’ Martin Borque

Published 4:08 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Robert (Bobby) Martin Bourque, age 63, of Mechanicsville, died August 26, 2016, after a short illness.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Dr. Jackie Bourque of Mechanicsville; brother Steve Bourque and wife, Rita, of Merritt Island, Fla.; sister Valerie Arrington and husband, William, of Kenbridge; sister Joy Tice and husband John, of Norfolk; sister Trudy Bellerive, of Danielson, Conn.; first cousin Wayne Wilmoth and wife, Judy, of Victoria; beloved poodle Robear; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Robert J. Bourque, and mother, Mae Ellen Bourque Hudson.  

A graduate of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) and Virginia Tech, Bobby was employed as an associate professor of electronics at SVCC for 11 years and Reynolds Community College for 27 years.

After retiring in 2009, Bobby loved driving and working on old cars from 1962-63, completing amazing projects around the house and spoiling his wife. He will be remembered for his generosity, kindness, athletic prowess, intelligence, analytical capacity, ability to fix anything, no-nonsense demeanor and as a devoted husband to Jackie. Bobby will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

At Bobby’s request, there will be no formal visitation or memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.