FosterFOSTER, Robert Wood (March 2nd, 1927 – February 16th, 2013)…

The Reverend Canon Robert Wood Foster died peacefully at his home on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in his 86th year. Beloved and loving husband of Betty Jean Foster (née Townshend) for 53 years. Dear son of the late Herbert and Jean Foster and brother of the late Marion Gray. Loving father of Brenda Jean, Barbara Jane (David) and Brian Robert (Jennifer). Special Grandpa to Jaeden, Kieran, Jorya, Tristan, Samantha, Kiahna and Gavin. Affectionately remembered by sisters-in-law: Betty Townshend, Mary Friesen, Barbara Ullerick (Gordon), Peggy Utting, and Nancy Lougheed, by brother-in-law Bob Townshend (Pat) and by many nieces and nephews. Bob served as Rector of parishes in Winona, Jordan, Milton, Hamilton and The Church of The Redeemer in London. Upon his retirement, he was a dedicated chaplain at the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre in London. In his youth, Bob was an active Rover Scout, a time which gave him many delightful memories. He was also a member of the London East Rotary Club for many years. ‘Canon Bob’ will be remembered as a devout, passionate priest; ‘Grandpa’ will be treasured as a proud, caring family man. In lieu of flowers, remembrances of Bob may be made to ‘The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’ of which Bob was a part for many years or to ‘Huron University College’, London. Visitation with the family will take place at A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario on Wed. Feb. 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 280 St. James St., London, Ontario on Thurs. Feb. 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. Online condolences, photographs and memories may be shared at

“Lord, now lettest thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.” Luke 2:29

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