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Robert "Bob" Ackles
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Birth: Sep. 16, 1938
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jul. 6, 2008
British Columbia, Canada

Football - Bob was born in Sarnia, Ontario. In 1956, he joined the BC Lions Football team as their waterboy. He worked his way through the ranks to become the director of football development in 1966, assistant general manager in 1971 and finally, General Manager from 1975 until 1986 when he left to join the National Football league in the USA. His most notable years there, were as the Dallas Cowboys Vice President of Player Personnel. He was also considered instrumental in the development of the XFL. He then returned to the Lions in 2002, as the President and CEO, a position he still held upon his death. His autobiography was published in 2007 - The Water Boy and recounted his life and times in all three leagues and the future of the CFL. In 1986, he was the only non-player to ever be awarded the Schenley Award (emblematic of excellence in Canadian professional football). He went on to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a Builder in 2002 and also was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. 
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Originally Created by: SusanR
Record added: Jul 07, 2008
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Robert Bob Ackles
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Dear Sir, Please rest in heavenly peace, God bless you and may your loved ones left behind be comforted every moment of their lives.
- Edda Meinikat
 Added: Jul. 8, 2008
Thanks for all your contributions to football in Canada.
- Milou
 Added: Jul. 7, 2008

- Eric Kreft
 Added: Jul. 7, 2008
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