Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on July 1st, 2023, at Seaforth Community Hospital in his 97th year.
Beloved husband to Doreen (Menzies) for 71 years.
Loving father to Keith (Loree), Colleen (Doug), Carol (Kevin).
Predeceased by sons Murray and Bruce and daughter Margie.
Remembered by daughters in law Margaret and Maureen and Son in law Arthur.
Proud grandpa to 17 grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson Sean.
Adoring poppa to 31 great grandchildren.
Brother to Esther and the late Jack McCutcheon.
Predeceased by his parents Charles and Edith, brothers Harold, Derek, and sisters Priscilla (Cliff) Bray, Patricia (Jim) Davis, Betty (Carl) Gowing and Winnie.
Bob was born in Rock Glen Saskatchewan, making the trek with family to Londesborough and then settling in Brussels in 1937 when he was just 10 years old. Bob started working early in life deciding that turnip farming wasn’t for him, he turned to working on a construction crew with Harold Thomas. Bob became a licensed carpenter, bricklayer and plasterer and worked for over 25 years at McDonald Lumber, which he left to start Raymond Renovations with his son Bruce. Many houses in Brussels benefited from the hands of this talented tradesman.
Bob met Doreen in 1947 and it was love at first sight. They were married in 1952 and started a family in Brussels. Bob was a hard worker with an amazing work ethic that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Bob was quiet, honest, generous and dependable man with a good sense of humour. Bob was family oriented, his children respected him and knew ‘the look‘ that meant they needed to smarten up. He was always very proud of his children and his wife. Bob was a good man and will be greatly missed.
Friends and family will be received at Riverside Funeral Home on Friday July 7th from 1-2 for visitation followed by a funeral service at 2pm. Please join us via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/RiversideFuneralHomeInc
Family interment prior to the visitation at Brussels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and as expressions of sympathy donations to the Brussels United Church or the Wingham & District Hospital Oncology Unit would be appreciated.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca