Robert "Bob" Walter Cadman

January 23, 1929 - April 17, 2018
Robert "Bob" Walter Cadman


Robert “Bob” Cadman, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones, in Kingston Ontario, a few days following a stroke that ended an otherwise healthy and fulfilling life. Beloved husband of Katharine “Kathy” Silver for 60 years. Loving father and (father-in-law) to Janet (Martin Chartrand) and Richard (Laurie Ross). Proud grandfather to Sarah and Robert. Bob will be greatly missed by his immediate family, including brother-in-law William “Bill” Silver, as well as his many nieces, nephews, former CBC colleagues and duplicate bridge partners with whom he shared his life.

Bob attended the University of New Brunswick on a prestigious Lord Beaverbrook scholarship, and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1950. He had a 40-year career at the CBC and Radio Canada International as a producer and broadcaster in Halifax and Montreal. Bob was well known in Montreal as the quizmaster of the popular CBC TV show Reach For the Top for nearly 20 years. For a generation of high school students, Bob represented the importance of getting a good education and “knowing your stuff.”

Throughout his long life, Bob displayed a willingness to learn new things, always searching for more insight into our vast, complicated and beautiful universe, as expressed by such notable scientists as Stephen Hawking, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Paul Davies. Bob was an avid “indoorsman” and could always be found with a good science book in his hands.

The family would like to extend its thanks to the staff at Trillium Care Community.

A celebration of Bob’s life is planned for later this year in Kingston.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his name to the Kingston Humane Society ( or a charity of your choosing.



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