It is with heavy hearts, that the family of Bob announce his passing on, Monday, May 2, 2022 in Brampton, Ontario.
Beloved husband to Maria (nee Tuunainen), together for 49 years.
Cherished father of Bonnie-Jean and Anders.
Dear father-in-law to Denis and Jennifer.
Loving Papa to Daniella (Drew), Rebecca, Victoria and Allison.
Great-Papa to Sophia Rose.
Brother of Judy (Fred), John (Angie), Helen.
Predeceased by parents Wilbert and Elsie Mae.
Predeceased by siblings William, Roy, Jean (Grev), and David.
Predeceased by brother-in-law Donne.
He will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bob had a memorable career with Ontario Hydro, until his retirement 20 years ago.
Bob had a zest for life. Beyond his love for his family he loved pigeons, horses,fishing, golfing and spending time at the cottage.
His love for pigeon racing took him all over Canada and the USA. He made life-long friendships, and even won a race or two. He loved horses; going to the track or watching on tv. He was also known to place and win a few bets along the way.
His favourite place was his cottage in Burnt River. When he was at the cottage he was normally in one of a few places; on his boat, fishing, or spending his days with his neighbours either working on a project or hitting the links. He taught his children on Belmont Lake, and his grandchildren on Burnt River, all about the joys of fishing. Always there, patiently smiling, helping hook the worm, or take the fish off, no matter how bad the mosquitoes were.
He had his annual Golf membership and looked forward to every round of golf he got to play at Monks Landing. He was known for his golfing tips and advice, always willing to share his thoughts to help you with your swing. He loved every chance he got to share a round with his son, who he insisted that he taught everything he knew about the game.
His laugh was infectious; with his incredible ability to share a story, or tell a joke, everyone who knew him enjoyed his company. Bob was always the life of the party and he will be deeply missed.
A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Parkinson’s Canada would be appreciated.