Passed away peacefully on November 27, 2023 in his 92nd year, Bob lost his long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Bob will be greatly missed by his children, Tod, Paula and Amanda (Simon) and his granddaughter, Kendra. Predeceased by his wife, Jean, brother John and sister Frances, Bob is survived by his brother, Bruce.
Bob married his life love, Jean, in 1959 and graduated from the Electrical Engineering program from UofT in 1960. Quickly into his career he decided to return to high school and obtain his grade 13 to fulfill his dream of teaching. Bob taught math at Martingrove Collegiate until he retired in in 1995. Affectionately referring to his students as his “damn kids”, upon retirement Bob often spoke of how fortunate he was to have loved his career and teaching. His family still has many of the cards and letters from students and teachers when he retired.
Bob’s corky sense of humour and gentle demeanour will be missed along with his “walker-strut-bum-wiggle” dance that he performed daily to entertain the residents and staff at his long-term care home.
The family would like to give special thanks to his doting caregiver Lynn, Dr. Howard, and the staff of Home Area 2 at Roberta Place Long Term Care.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will commence at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Barrie at a later date.
In honour of Bob’s memory, please consider a donation to your local Alzheimer’s Society.
We will miss you, Dad. With love, your “damn kids”.