Bob passed away peacefully at the age of 86. He is survived by his daughter Linda & granddaughter Jamie and was predeceased by his son Alan & wife Mary.
Bob was one of 12 kids and is survived by his youngest brother Ted. He was predeceased by his siblings: Ruth, Jimmy, Jerry, George, Marie, Violet, Betty, Wally, Don & Joan. He was also predeceased by his father, James & mother Ruth.
Bob lived a very full life up until he had a stroke in 2017. When he was younger, he had his own horse, he raced stock cars, he coached his son in hockey & his daughter in hockey & lacrosse. He would later go on to play Oldtimers hockey himself & met many friends there. His oldtimers hockey started a yearly trip to St Pete's Beach for a tournament & would continue on for well over 40 years, long after his hockey career was over. St Pete's Beach would become a yearly family vacation every April & created many happy memories.
His only grandchild Jamie came along in 2003 and she stole her "gramps" heart & when she was old enough, she started playing softball & he never missed a game!
Bob was a friendly, easy going guy and always greeted family & friends with a smile & would be quick to offer them their "beverage" of choice.
To steal a quote from my cousin Rick after my dad's passing: "It was a life well lived!" That it was!
RIP dad & gramps.
Love Linda & Jamie xoxo
We hope to have a celebration of life at a later date when it is safe to do so. Until then hoist a glass to Bob!