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Robert "Bob" McNaughton
July 7, 1922 - February 16, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">Robert McNaughton July 7, 1922 &ndash; February 16th, 2015 <br /> <br />Bob ended his seven-year journey with dementia on February 16th, 2015, at age 92. He was a loving husband of Shirley; dad of Kevin and David and their wives, Litsa and Janice; grandpa of Christopher, Matthew and Kathryn; older brother of Andy and Cathy; and treasured friend of Shirley&rsquo;s many Bliss family members. Although he gradually lost many memories in his final years, he remained kind and considerate to all those who knew him and made many new friends - Still Bob! Through 60 years of marriage, he was always there for Shirley and the family - making it possible for Shirley to lead a busy professional life in addition to enjoying a rich family life. He ensured the family had many happy times at the three Moon River cottages he helped build. Bob was especially proud of his Scottish heritage - born in Glasgow, Scotland - and of his two years in the Royal Canadian Navy, 1943-45. He enjoyed his working years as an instrument technician, first at Orenda Engines and later, at Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine (DCIEM). In retirement, both he and Shirley had many happy experiences with friends at Village by the Arboretum in Guelph, and living two winters on the Moon River, Bala. They returned to Toronto in October, 2012 and gained many welcoming and caring friends in the Don Mills community and at Donway Covenant United Church. <br /> <br />Bob always enjoyed meeting and talking with people. His family and long time friends were very special to him. He was very adept with his hands: building or fixing things; laying ceramic tile (fireplaces, walls, bathrooms), wood carving, and he always liked to tackle new challenges. He guided us through many exciting &ldquo;family adventures&rdquo; - camping, building kayaks, selling scout Christmas trees, pontoon boat excursions, going on outings and holiday trips (especially to Scotland). He was always ready to make new friends and explore new places when he accompanied Shirley on her travels related to Bliss. And how he loved his garden - especially the roses! He will be greatly missed and most lovingly remembered. <br /> <br />The family are deeply appreciative of the care and comfort provided to Bob in his final days through the Palliative Care program at Sunnybrook Hospital, and of the numberless kindnesses extended to him by his care givers and friends during the last two years. <br /> <br />A Celebration of Bob&rsquo;s life will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, Toronto. Memorial donations may be made to Blissymbolics Communication Institute-Canada, &#8453; Katherine Seybold, Treasurer, 296 Glencairn Ave. Toronto, M5N 1T9. <br /></div>