July 19, 1951 – August 16, 2016
Porter, Bob (Robert) Roy, Born July 19, 1951, died peacefully with his son at his side on Tuesday, August 16th 2016 early in the morning at Juravinski Hospital. Survived by his father, Robert Howard Porter and predeceased by his mother, Gloria Irene Porter. Survived by his wife, Beth Anne Porter (nee Clarke), his sons & daughter, Rob, Dave, Sharon, and Mark (Lenika), his grandchildren Cassandra, Nolan, and Oliver, by his brothers and sister John (Ellan), James (Debbie), and Janice, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Bob worked hard to support his family as a steamfitter with UA Local 67. He took an early retirement to be with his wife whom he loved very much; as well as his kids and grandkids. A very good man who put his family before himself too many times, and who’s time came too soon through no fault of his own. The family wishes to give a heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Juravinski Hospital, ward C3 for their genuine support and care. A private Funeral Service and Burial has already taken place. Donations can be made in in Dad’s name to either of the following charities and would be greatly appreciated, Princess Margaret Mesothelioma Research Fund, or the Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation. Please sign Bob’s online Book of Condolence at www.turnerfamilyfuneralhome.ca.
“Dad…you have finally made your escape, and there is nothing on the agenda for today”.
I love you Dad
Well done good and faithful servant
Enter into the joy of the Lord.
You will be missed Bob.
God’s peace rest upon your family.
Love you so much Dad. I’m going to miss you beyond belief. Xox
Dad, I love you and miss you and I can never express how much you meant to all of us… I know that I can take comfort in the fact that I know you loved us and knew we loved you!
Dave and Family;
Although words can’t express the loss of your dad, please know your “work” family has all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Sending your family our sincere condolences.
Thanks for always being such a loving wonderful dad and grandfather to my children. You will forever be loved and missed.
Bob I know you did what you had to in order to support your wonderful wife and children and through no fault of your own you died because of it. Rest peacefully my friend knowing you did the best you could and you can and should be proud of your family.
Today, I woke up again and remembered you were gone. I know it will get better but I miss you so much.
My sister Beth and family: We will all miss him. I offer any support you need.
Forever in our thoughts and hearts…
So sorry to hear of Rob’s passing, our sincere condolences from the whole Case family.
Dear Beth and Family:
My heart goes out to all of you. Bob died too soon and I know that you will all miss his low key approach; his one-sided shy smile (if he did not know you well); his wise remarks about life in general and his great sense of humour when he felt comfortable. I am so sorry to hear that you are all dealing with the loss of of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts.
It was only yesterday that you and John, Bob and I would meet at the four corners and walk the rest of the way to school together. Those were the days! Robert love to you and your family. Alexis & Bob xo
Dear Robert, so sad you had to go. Aunt Elsie xo
I miss you beyond words. I want you to know we started a petition in your memory to get asbestos banned once and for all..
Been just over two months now Dad, the world has returned to normal all round and it assumes that it has for us too. It has not. It is not the same and never will be again… I miss you so much!!!!
No, Dave; it has not returned to normal for us. I cry almost every day for him.
A year ago, my sweet…you were out helping chop down dangerous branches off a tree in our front yard. Now you are gone. I love you. Soon we will have a gravestone for you. You were my best friend. We disagreed, we fought. But we always loved each other
Happy birthday Dad, missing you like crazy!
Four years ago and I still miss you every day.