Bressette, Robert Allan – At London Health Sciences Centre Westiminister Campus. On Thursday, April 16, 2015, with the sun gleaming into his room, surrounded by loving family and friends in spirit, in his 67th year, Robert Allan (Bob) Bressette, Sr. began his journey to be with family and friends who have passed. Loving husband and “old darlin'”to Sharon Lillian (Wilson) Bressette for 43 1/2 years, Superdad to Robert Allan Jr and wife Chrystal, and to Rebecca and husband Jim McDonald. Treasured Grampy of Autumn, Aurora, Rayah, and Gordon Bressette, and Kasey and Cecilia McDonald. Predeceased by his parents Daniel Jr. and Beatrice (King) Bressette, Father in Law Ernest Gordon Wilson, Sisters Aileen Faye and Edith Jean, and Nephew Vernon. Also survived by Sisters Margaret (and Alan) Pepper, and Pauline Bressette, Sisters in Law Cathy (Dave) Vanderwerf, Mary (Rob) Pagliari, and Mother in Law Lillian Wilson. Bob was a beloved uncle to several Nephews and Nieces. Bob was a warrior in the truest sense of the word. He always fought for what was right in his community of Kettle Point, and in many parts in between. Bob was a valued and trusted elder, as many looked to his wisdom. As a 30 year member of Kettle Point Council, he always remembered to speak for the people of his community, and led with his heart. His beliefs, courage, devotion to family, and wisdom earned him the respect of many, as well as many other Achievements. He was awarded the Anishinaabek Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association Award, and the Southern First Nations Secretariat Elders Award. He served as the First Nation Trustee for the Lambton County Board of Education for several terms. Education was always a passion for Bob. Bob was an avid fan of anything that his grandchildren were involved in, from lacrosse to skating, violin to guitar. Bob will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community, but remembered as a warrior with a great heart. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest for visitation on Saturday, April 18, from 7-9pm and Sunday, April 19 from 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Kettle Point Community Centre. Interment at Kettle Point Cemetery with Pastor Murray Shawnoo officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Share a memory or condolence at www.gilpinfuneralchapel.com. Baamaapii miinwaa, gaawaabimin. Gii Zaa Giin, Bob.
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