Rob Mountford

1943 – 2010

Robbie smiling and carrying 2 coffees

Robbie as we remember him.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rob Mountford, long time President, friend and mentor on December 4, 2010.

Rob is survived by Pam, Jacqueline, Darren, Danielle and Robert Jr. and 3 grandchildren, Elija, Trevan and Matthias.

Born, November 18th, 1943, Rob joined the NSMF association in 1970 coaching the JB Lions. In years to come he would go on to coach the (then) Bantam Bears and leading them to a Provincial Championship.

Rob and Joe standing on sidelines watching game

Robbie watches a game alongside Joe Connelly.

He became President of NSMF in 1988 and help the position for 22 years until he retired in 2009. During his tenure here, he also served on the board of directors of the VMFL starting in 1990. He became a Vice President of the VMFL in 2000 until 2008.

  • In 1999 he won the Football BC Builders Award
  • In 2009 he won the Orange Helmet Pioneer Award

Above Photos courtesy of Bird’s Eye Photography

Pumpkin of Robbie

A tribute to Robbie one Halloween

Robbie Mountford RM logoRobbie was remembered through the 2011 football season.

As a tribute to our long time president, all NSMF helmets in 2011 were adorned with a Robbie Mountford memorial sticker.