Robert Lawrie Dunlop

October 16, 1930 - September 3, 2019

Funeral Details: Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition Barrie

Peacefully in his sleep, Robert Lawrie Dunlop of Barrie, ON, in his 89th year, passed on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.  Born October 16th, 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland he served his country when he was 18 years old joining the British Army, National Service and serving for 3 years.  Coming home, he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and spent a year in Switzerland recovering.  He then became a welder/engineer/blueprint reader by trade. Robert then married Anna (1961) and with two children Dianne (1963) and Scott (1964), immigrated to London, ON Canada in 1966 where his youngest son Stuart was born (1968).


Predeceased by his wife, Anna Dunlop (nee Shaw; June 12, 1935-July 27, 1969), companion Marion Johnston, parents Robert and Margaret Dunlop, brother John (Donny) Dunlop and his wife Ina; and brother-in-law John Morgan.


Survived by his 3 children, Dianne Patenaude (Ron) of Scotland, ON, Scott Dunlop (Shelly) of Kilworthy, ON and Stuart Dunlop (Deneen) of Beachville, ON.  Survived by grandchildren James, Tristen, Cameron, Madison, Cassidy, Rhys and Rush.


Also survived by sisters Betty McCann (Frank) of North York, ON, Margaret Morgan, Glasgow, Scotland and Jean Smith (Vincent) Fenelon Falls, ON, and many nieces and nephews who knew him as uncle Bobby.


Lovingly remembered by his long-time companion of over 30 years, Joan Flemming of Barrie, ON. Joan graciously took care of him up until the last 10 years, when he suffered from Alzheimer’s and was cared for by the staff at Grove Park in Barrie, ON. Special thanks goes out to the staff at Grove Park Home for providing such great care through the years and especially the last few months providing much needed peace of mind to us all.


Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. If you would like, donations on his behalf can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada would be appreciated by the family.




4 Condolences
  • Dave and Melissa Cooper
    Posted on: Monday, September 9, 2019 Reply

    Dear Scott and Family,

    We are sorry to hear of your loss. May your loving memories bring happiness,healing, and peace at this time.
    Dave and Melissa Cooper and family.

  • John Grouchy
    Posted on: Monday, September 9, 2019 Reply

    Very sad to hear about Mr Dunlop. We had lots of laughs with him during our teenage years. “What’s your sir name”. Inside joke. Sorry Scott for your loss and the whole Dunlop family. Love to all. John Grouchy xxoo

  • Margaret Stewart
    Posted on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Reply

    Dianne, Ron, Scott, Shelley, Stuart, Deneen and all Robert’s grandchildren, my deepest condolences on your loss. May you find solace in happy memories with your Dad.

    Love, Aunt Margaret

  • Don & Mary Patenaude
    Posted on: Monday, September 16, 2019 Reply

    We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, Robert. Sincere condolences to Dianne, Ron, Stuart, Deneen, Scott & Shelly and all the grandkids.

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