January 12, 1930 – September 27, 2018

Smith, Robert Leroy “Bob” – Passed away peacefully with family at his side at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas on Thursday, September 27, 2018, formerly of Brantford, Cambridge and St. Thomas.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Marilyn (2012).  Dearly loved and missed by daughter Penny and husband Steve Garrison; granddaughter Janelle (Kyle Dore); great-granddaughter Ella Jane; siblings Marion (Craig Otto), Barb (Bob Cox), Art (Vonna); sisters-in-law Shirley Smith, Patricia (Richard Atkinson) and Betty Beaudry.  Predeceased by parents Herman and Helen; brother Lee and sister Shirley (Alf Robertson).  Bob lived his life with joy.  He had the gift of gab and easily struck up a conversation with friend and stranger.  Through his life Bob was a community builder and friend to all.  Bob cherished his time spent with family and friends at his Haliburton Sunrise Cottage.  He was an avid fisherman, putterer and handyman extraordinaire and most recently bingo caller.  Bob was a long time employee of Massey-Ferguson and throughout his life he was an active member of several faith communities and most recently he found a home at Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas.  Special thanks to the staff at Wentworth Lodge for the care and compassion Bob received.  Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon from 3 – 6 p.m. at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas.  Bob’s Service will be held at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 23 Melville Street, Dundas on Monday at 11:00 a.m.  Private interment will take place in Cambridge, ON.  If you so wish, donations to Knox Presbyterian Church, Dundas would be appreciated by the family.

5 Messages to Smith, Robert Leroy “Bob”

  • Craig Wonnell

    We are so sorry to hear of “Bingo” Bob’s passing. We moved him and Marilyn into Heritage Meadows and were sad when Marilyn passed away and when Bob moved out of our community. He will be missed.

  • Rick & Laurie Goble and Family

    I am so saddened by the passing of Uncle Bob. I have countless memories of time spent with he and Aunt Marilyn. He had a super sense of humour and a love of life with all it had to offer. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Penny, Steve and family. I know you all have enough fond memories to last a lifetime.

  • Don and Angela Heintz

    Dear Penny and Steve

    We were sorry to read in the paper of Penny’s father’s passing.

    We are thinking of you at this time.

    p.s. Congratulations on your new granddaughter – Ella. Our best to Kyle and Janelle. What was the birth date?

    Don & Angela

  • Penelope Berkekey Smith

    My deep condolences to Bobs family at this sad time.I briefly knew Bob at Heritage Meadows in Cambridge where he was beloved by many.
    He was always the first to volunteer for any task and quietly went about his many helpful moments,until it was time for Bingo.We missed him when he left to go to Dundas.

    RIP Bob,the other Penny Smith.,

  • Don Hunt

    Penny – my mother Jean Hunt (Smith) of Aylmer was Bob’s cousin. Her mom Edna Pearl Smith was your grandfather Herman’s sister. Our family met Bob and Marilyn a few times. We always enjoyed visiting with them when we had the chance. I attended your mom’s funeral. Our mom Jean is in a nursing home in Aylmer. She is 89.
    On behalf of our family “The Hunts” we send our condolences to you and your family. Enjoy the great memories your dad has left for you.
    All the best.
    Don Hunt, Waterloo

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