It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Winship. His daughter, Caroline, brought Robert from the hospital back to his second home, Chartwell Guildwood, where he passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20th, 2023.
Robert is survived by his ex-wife Gayle, and his daughter Caroline. He was a loving, doting, grandpa to Ava Regina Macheras and a loving “uncle” to Jennifer and Stephanie. Robert will also be remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Outside his immediate family, he touched many lives.
Robert is pre-deceased by his parents (Ada) Eunice and George Winship.
Born and raised in Etobicoke where he was a lifelong resident, Robert had many achievements. After completing the journalism program at Ryerson, he became a writer and eventually held the position of director of corporate communications/public relations for two major Canadian engineering companies: SNC Lavalin and Hatch.
Robert believed strongly in contributing to higher education and public service. He served two terms on Seneca College’s Board of Governors, eventually holding the position of Vice-Chair of the Board. Robert loved sports and socializing and he was an adept basketball player in high school and an avid dancer throughout life. He was an active member of Etobicoke’s West Acres Seniors Recreation Centre, where he passionately ran the Book Club and attended their Saturday night dances.
Robert was generous with his time and advice, guiding many friends and relatives with their businesses and finances. He also enjoyed travelling within Canada and throughout the world, especially to Greece for his daughter’s wedding.
A service will be held at St. George’s on-The-Hill, 4600 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke, on Saturday, November 18th at 1 pm. Internment to follow at St. George’s on-The-Hill cemetery. Reception to follow at St. James Gate Pub, 5140 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke.
After a life-altering diagnosis of dementia Robert found home and family at Chartwell Guildwood. The family would like to thank the staff there for their care and genuine love.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.