July 17, 1923 – December 1, 2016
Robert (Bob) Charles Nelson, U.E.: Hamilton born, beloved Nelson family patriarch, peacefully in his 94th year, after a valiant struggle to hold on to precious life. Youngest son of the late Thomas & Lucy; loving husband of the late Isabella (Dollie) Mae Millard, late partner Joyce Willett, and current partner Mary (Flo) O’Dowd; father of Marcia Mae Nelson Pedde (Mike), Carol Louise Nelson, Bradford Charles Nelson (Nancy) and Pamela Maureen Kotzeff (Peter); grandfather (known as ‘Bompa’) to Donald Gordon, Chris Kempinski , Nick Kempinski, Kirsten Gordon Frankum, Sasha Kotzeff Gowan, Nichol Kotzeff Cruise, Laura Kotzeff, Simon Kotzeff, Robert Douglas Nelson & Jeffrey Nelson, Sonja Moro and Cynthia de Haan; great grandfather to Robert, Ainsley, Brianna, Maura, Eva, Faye, Hayden, Eloise, Asher, Hugh & Lukas. Robert was a proud Mason, Kiwanian, Bell Pioneer, and performer with Hamilton’s Geritol Follies. He leaves behind a large, loving family, many, many friends, and glorious memories for us all. The family extends its heart-felt thanks to the medical professionals and staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Charlton Campus), Hamilton, for their genuine concern, care, and determination in helping Bob live comfortably and fully these last few months. Donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital (Hamilton), Nephrology, Hematology or Dialysis Units in lieu of flowers. Celebration of life to be held at Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas Ontario. Visitation at 10 AM Tuesday December 6th, followed by a service at 11 and reception.