On Wednesday April 3rd, 2013, Bob passed away peacefully in his sleep after a full day of participating in his community activities. Beloved husband of Jean (nee Grant). Loving father of Mary-Lou (Peter), Barbara (Yves), John (Joanna), Carolyn and Elinor (Arthur). Cherished grandpa to Jilian, Corrine, Kristin, Genevieve, Laurence, Joelle, Christopher, Nicholas, Molly, Madelynne and Henry. Survived by his sister Joan (George) MacAuley.
Bob lived a remarkably active and full life. Over the years some of his many community activities included Knights of Columbus, Cursillo, Gold K Kiwanis Club of Sarnia, Huron House Boys Home and numerous faith based groups. Bob was an accomplished handyman, jack of all trades and used his engineering skills and love of tools to build many renovation projects for his children. When it came to his children, he was never short on advice and he willingly shared his opinions. Bob served C.I.L. for 35 years retiring as plant manger in 1986. He took great pride and interest in all of the operations and employees of his plant.
Family and friends will be received on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. including a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Visitation will also continue from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, 1465 Lecaron, Sarnia. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the Smith Family Centre (in front of Smith Funeral Home).
Sympathy may be expressed though donations to Rayjon Share Care (rayjon.org) or the charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please). http://smithfuneralhome.ca/