In Celebration of

Robert (Bob) Ostry

October 4, 1936 -  August 5, 2022

Peacefully at home surrounded by family, we lost a true gentleman, Robert (Bob) Charlie Ostry, early on August 5, 2022. Bob (aka Robert/Ozzie/Pops) was known for his kind heart, great intellect, ability to work a room, and sharp dressing style. Bob was loved by everyone he met and enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family, particularly his wife, Patricia. In no particular order, Bob also loved travel (especially to places with casinos!), Tim Horton’s iced caps, “wienerlis”, a good joke, playing hockey/golf/pool/poker, ski trips, the Leafs, Toronto Rock, and the Blue Jays, although the last three almost always disappointed him.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, daughters, Robynne (Jeff Reid), Melanie, Stephanie (Tim Babcock), and granddaughters, Paige and Peyton Reid.

Bob had a long and expansive career in the environmental field, with his varied roles taking him and his family to Libya, the Netherlands, England, and Switzerland. He started his own environmental consulting practice in the late 1990s where he was able to work daily with not only his family, but clients and partners who he also counted as dear friends. Even at 85, Bob was not interested in retiring, and was successful in that conviction, as he continued working right up until the end.

Bob will be remembered as a fantastic mentor, friend, entrepreneur, and above all, a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. A drop-in celebration of Bob’s life will be held between 2 and 6 pm on Wednesday, August 10th at St. James Gate in Etobicoke. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Bob’s memory to the Terry Fox Foundation or the charity of your choice.


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Kaz and Ruby Shikaze 

Entered August 7, 2022 from MISSISSAUGA

Our sympathy and condolences to Pat and all the family. I always found Bob to be kind, thoughtful and generous to everyone and a perfect gentleman. We will miss him.

Ron and Leslie Waters 

Entered August 7, 2022

Our thoughts are with the family.

Roy and Moira Partanen 

Entered August 7, 2022

We are both saddened by this news.
Great memories at the golf course and the pool room he won’t be forgotten.

Peter Hryciuk and Margaret Russ 

Entered August 7, 2022

Our sympathy and deepest condolences on the passing of Ozzie. Dad's best friend, who was with him close to the end. He was a gentle soul and brilliant in his craft and will be sorely missed by the entire Hryciuk family.

Peter Hryciuk and Margaret Russ

Tyler Seaman 

Entered August 7, 2022

We will all so dearly miss Bob’s kindness and intelligence.

He was one of life’s true gentlemen.

It was such a privilege to have known him.



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