Robert Bentley of Blenheim, much loved partner of Theresa VanDyk passed away on Monday November 24, 2014 at the age of 66 years.  Bob was the eldest of three children born to their late parents William & Mildred (Thompson) Bentley and is survived by his brother Bill Bentley & Helen VanDyke of Cedar Springs and by his sister Mary & Lawrence Dell of Midland.  He will be remembered with great fondness by his Aunt Margaret Labonte and by all of his nieces and nephews.  Bob was actively involved in sports through his high school years playing baseball, hockey and held the position of Quarterback on the football team.  Friends will remember his through his years of working at Navistar.  He enjoyed his quiet moments with a good book…he travelled the world through books and could carry on a conversation about any topic.  He will be missed.  In keeping with Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A private family service will be held at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Friday.  Friends wishing to remember Bob with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada.  Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at

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