Robert Lester (Bob) Wagstaff

February 4, 1945 - December 15, 2019

Funeral Details: Celebration of Life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 410 St. Vincent St., Barrie, ON, L4M 4A6, on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Robert Lester (Bob) Wagstaff, age 74, died at Barrie, Ontario on December 15, 2019 of Parkinson's Disease. Bob was born February 4, 1945 in Lindsay, Ontario and was a long-time resident of Barrie.


He worked in sales at London Life Insurance, at Sears, Busy Bee and various car dealerships in Barrie delivering cars.


Bob is survived by his loving wife Carol Kelly, daughters Shawn (Lid) Lopes, Sherry Tenny, grandchildren Spencer Tenny and Trista Lopes, brother Bill (Duane) Wagstaff, nieces Tracy (Richard) Lys, Kelly Wagstaff and families, stepdaughters Lisa Dutrisac and Julie Vardy (Andy) and step­grandchildren Finlay and Asha DeWolfe.


A celebration of Bob's life will be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 410 St. Vincent St., Barrie, ON L4M 4A6, on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Memorial contributions can be made to Parkinson Canada


6 Condolences
  • Joan Carpenter
    Posted on: Thursday, December 19, 2019 Reply

    Sorry to hear of your Dads passing my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.Condolences Shaun and Sherry.😥💜❤💙

  • Joan Carpenter
    Posted on: Thursday, December 19, 2019 Reply

    So sorry Shawn and Sherry for the loss of your father may he RIP.

  • Ian Birnie
    Posted on: Friday, December 20, 2019 Reply

    As many will say, his passing no doubt was a blessing for Bob as he didn’t want to continue to live in the state he was in, who would, but sad nonetheless. We sometimes make a recently loss one out to be sainthood by the time all the eulogies are done but when it comes to Bob, he was a just a good guy.
    I’m sorry to see him go and so sorry for Carol to have lost her best friend and partner. I’m sorry for his children and for grandchildren that didn’t have a chance to really get to know him.
    I have my two Muskoka chairs that my son built and Bob completely restored. They’ll be another nice memory of his generosity of his time and thoughtfulness.
    Goodbye Bob – you’ll be missed.

  • Lauri and Jeff Fletcher
    Posted on: Friday, December 27, 2019 Reply

    Ah, Bob, we will miss you dear friend! Our deepest condolences to my wonderful friend Carol and family.

    I became mesmerized as I watched the pendulum swing on the beautiful wall clock made by Bob. He was so talented in his woodworking and so humble about his creations made with unique types of wood. He created so many wonderful things including birdhouses and bird feeders.
    It was always such a joy to have a glass of wine in Bob and Carol’s splendid backyard watching Bob’s birds enjoying snacks. Bob knew them all.

    Bob was funny, kind, generous, and yes, a bit stubborn sometimes. He brought great joy to our lives and was quick with a joke and a smile.

    We will miss you Bob, but your clock ticks on. Rest in Peace, friend.

    Lauri and Jeff

  • Kelly Wagstaff
    Posted on: Friday, December 27, 2019 Reply

    Sending love and condolences to Carol, Shawny and Sherry on the heart breaking loss of a loving husband and father and my favorite Uncle Bob. You will be greatly missed by many Uncle Bob. Your sense of humor was like no other. I’m comforted knowing you were welcomed with open arms by your loving parents. Rest Peacefully ❤️❤️❤️

  • Laura Pratt
    Posted on: Friday, December 27, 2019 Reply

    We never want to dwell on when our loved ones may be called home, and perhaps we are never totally ready, unless you are in discomfort such as Bob, and able to remember life in your prime and are ready to welcome what awaits you next. Carol, thanks for choosing Bob as your husband and step-Dad/Grandpa for your girls, and we are so sad and sorry he is no longer by your side. As another “Bob” would say, “Thanks for the Memories”, and I have only happy memories of the pleasure your Bob brought to our lives. Until we all meet again and rejoice where there is no more tears or discomfort. As Ian said, you WILL be missed. We are better for have known you, and you live on in our hearts.

    Laura and Ed

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