October 30, 1924 – April 15, 2020
Roberts, Bruce Arthur “Dewey” – Peacefully with his loving family by his side, Dewey passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Emmanuel House. He will be abundantly missed by his granddaughter Lisa (Jeff Erb); loving great-grandchildren Danielle and Justine and son-in-law Allan Caldwell. Predeceased by his wife Evelyn “Buckle” Roberts and daughter Judy McCaig. He brought so much joy to so many people and was truly a gift. Dewey’s passions in life were his great-grandchildren, golfing and social gatherings with his close family/friends. A special thank you is extended to Emmanuel House for their care and compassion toward Dewey and his family. As an expression of sympathy, donations will be gratefully accepted in Dewey’s honour to Emmanuel House Hospice (Palliative Care) 90 Stinson St., Hamilton, ON L8N 1S2. Cremation has taken place and a funeral service at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas will be held on Tuesday, November 23 from 1-2 p.m. followed by a Service at 2:00. Interment at Grove Cemetery. All attendees for visitation and Service must be double vaccinated and show id. Forever loved and cherished.
“GG”, great grandfather you will be missed. You did an amazing job showing everyone how to live honourably. I am very proud of all of your successes. You are deeply loved, and I’m grateful to call you my friend. Thank-you for your friendship.
Our warm thoughts and soul warming hugs to you and your family…another pair of wings assigned for a new journey .
Tina Lowe and family.
Have many happy memories. Christmas mornings, family gatherings, a life time of greatness. Much love to Lisa, Jeff and the girls. XO
Dewey was our neighbour and friend. He was such a kind man – we always felt his warmth and kindness. My daughters will miss him terribly as will I. Thinking of you Lisa and family. All our love. Michelle, Nick, Nora and Lena
Today our hearts are broken, but the memories are here to stay. You stood by our side as a friend, a mentor and a loving uncle. You will be deeply missed by all of us. Journey home to your loved ones in heaven, and may peace be with you our dear friend. Love always. Marlene, Neil, Nicole, David and Lisa
My deepest condolences. So many wonderful memories of Uncle Dewey!! Now he will be together with Auntie Buckle, Mom and Dad…they will be having fun once again, playing cards as they always did ❤
I have had the privilege of meeting Dewey in person only a few times, but since then, I have heard many wonderful stories about him. I know he will be greatly missed, but I also know his great legacy will live on in his Granddaughter, Lisa, her husband, Jeff Erb, his Great Granddaughters and in his many
relatives and friends.
Dewey was a wonderful friend and the best neighbour. A gentle, kind and brave man who will be dearly remembered.
Love and special prayers to Lisa, Jeff and Family
Our deepest condolences to you all, You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. sending warm hugs.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family
My condolences to the family. It was always a pleasure to see Bruce in the dental office-such a friendly person!
Dewey will be truly missed. From golfing to bowling. Sunday dinner to family gatherings. Rest in piece
Uncle Dewey, you were a wonderful brother to my mother, a good friend to my dad and the best uncle. Your love and devotion to your family was extraordinary. Thank you for being so special. You will be missed.
You brought light and laughter to everyone you came in contact with but you also were a ‘no- nonsense’ man. That, I admire about you. Memories of you will be cherished forever. Thank you for sharing your life with me. Sleep on, Dewey.
I sadly say farewell to my uncle Dewey… A man who was so very close to my family my whole life .
I have fond memories of strolling the old Knollwood golf course , every Sunday … rain shine and even a little snow flakes .
We would leave early morning footsteps across dew soaked fairways and greens that never seemed to roll right . Dewey loved the game and wanted to be the first ones out … like our own private course .. 6am tee times .
Our rounds were always followed up with Sunday dinner at my moms … always with all the fixings and the best apple pie . Ecko my Jack Russell would sit beside Dewey … seemed to be roast beef a plenty at that end of the table. We would talk about anything and everything .. and lie about our golf game .
We shared laughs … beers .. and tears over the years. And even though I will miss him he will forever hold a special place in my heart … a place where family and friends reside .
I lost my Jack Russell Ecko the same day I lost my Uncle Dewey … hope he doesn’t feed her too much roast …
I love you Uncle Dewey … until we meet again … keep it in the fairway .. preferably your own ❤️?
Dewey will be remembered by many for the warm qualities he possessed …Dewey was kind, funny, loving, interested in people and loved his family … a rare combination in this busy world. The Angels have taken Dewey to watch over Judy, another wonderful and missed beautiful soul. Our hearts are with Lisa, Jeff, Justine and Danielle. With warmest thoughts, Barb and John.
Uncle Dewey! So sad that you are no longer with us. We never played golf together but we had one memorable mini putt game in Florida! Enjoy your game in heaven and watch out for lighthouses! Give my love to Judy and Auntie Buckle. Don’t worry about Lisa, Jeff and the girls, we love them and will look out for them for you. ??
Sending love to Lisa, Jeff, Danielle and Justine.
No words can express how much we’ll miss this strong, wise, humorous man at our table on Sundays
Marg, Barb, Mike, Kyle Karin, Tara & Justin
Me deepest condolences to Bruce’s family & friends. He was one of the strongest men I had the pleasure of meeting a few years back. He is now with his beloved daughter Judy who he “liked too”. May he rest in peace. Sending everyone my love & lots of hugs.
I am so sorry for your loss Lisa. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this really sad time.
I was only able to meet your grandfather a few times, very lovely man but you have told me so many wonderful things about him over the years of your friendship that I felt like I know him so well. Indeed your family will miss him terribly ?.
You are an amazing grand daughter Lisa, you should be proud of that, your memories with him will last forever ❤️!
Sending hugs to you Lisa and the family
My family and I are so sorry to hear about your loss Lisa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this really sad time.
So sorry for your loss Lisa , sending love to you and your family .
Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. I pray that time will heal and lighten the pain you feel. May memories of your grandfather live forever in your heart.
My deepest sympathy Lisa to you and your family. May God give you all the strength at this sad time. May your grandfather Rest in eternal peace.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Lisa I was sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather. I know you were very close and I hope the memories of the time spent together will give you the strength to get through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts.
Lisa, my deepest condolences to you and your family.
Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time.
Let the memories of your Grandfather provide you with comfort and serve as guidance.
Lisa please accept my condolences to you and your family. I know how close you were with your grandfather. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lisa, we will always treasure our wonderful memories of Dewey! We celebrated many of Danielle and Justine’s birthdays together with your friends and family. We looked forward to these occasions and the opportunity to spend time with Dewey and to get to know him. Later on, we enjoyed meeting Dewey’s friend Margaret and learning more about her too. What happy times those were in your backyard! You and your grandfather meant the world to each other! May you always remember the sweet memories forever!
Lisa Jeff and your two extraordinary girls, I feel your pain and sadness. I know how much your Grandpa meant to you and how he was loved beyond measure. I remember him to be a true gentleman as well as a gentle man. He has found peace in a time of turmoil. God Bless.
Dewey, where do I even begin? I have been thinking of you a lot lately and I speak about you often. You came to Emmanuel House with such an infectious energy and spunk. Your humor, witty flirtatious comments and sweet smile always had me smiling from ear to ear, even on the days when you were being stubborn and grumpy. You made this house a happier place and I am so grateful to have met you and cared for you. The memories and laughs I have from the time I got to spend with you will be cherished forever.
Thank you Lisa and family for sharing Dewey with us. Your love for Dewey was heartwarming to see. It was a pleasure to have you at the house and to get to know you as well. You became part of the family here very quickly. Even though it was a small time frame within his 95 years on this earth that we got the pleasure of knowing Dewey, it was filled with so much love, light and laughter. Forever sending you lots of kisses where ever you are right now. I hope you’re eating all the tomato soup and drinking all the chocolate milkshakes your sweet little heart desires. You are greatly missed.
All my love,