Passed away on December 27, 2014 at Leamington Hospital. Born January 12th, 1928 to parents Alex (1994) and Bessie Hazael (1999). Loving Father of Laura Matysek (Ron), Patty Brown (Peter), and Michele Fletcher (Geoff). Devoted husband of Barbara (Declerck). Cherished Grandpa to Robert Menzies, Chris Brown (Lori), Kristin McMahon (Tom), Meghan Brown and Sara Matysek. Great Grandpa to Noah, Sydney, Caitlin, Austin, and Lilly. Loving Poppa to Owen and Olivia. Brother to Roy Hazael (late Gail) and Joan Fraser (Carl). Special Person in the lives of the late David Riediger and Kathy Bordato, Rick Riediger, Linda Schmidtgall, Michael, Erin, and Zach Bordato. Dearest son-in-law of Lucille Declerck, Brother-in-law to Pat and Murray Cameron, Jean and Gerry Dobson, Dennis and Carla Declerck and Jeff and Tracey Declerck. Survived by many nieces and nephews. After Bob’s retirement from the H.J. Heinz Company, Red spent his time on the links as a member of Erie Shores Golf Course, where he and his fellow golfers Don Posliff, Henry Hildebrandt, and Ernie Schmidtgall were known as the “Road Runners”, they were always the first ones on the golf course each morning. Bob loved planning and cooking meals and his family will miss his famous perch dinners and barbequed hamburgers. At Bob’s request, cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Leamington Hospital Foundation Hospice or Patient Transfer Service Windsor/Essex. Family and Friends may send condolences or make a charitable contribution online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca.
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