Passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on February 17, 2013 at 79 years of age. Beloved wife of Geraldine (nee Souilliere) with whom he celebrated 51 years of marriage. Loving father of Joseph and wife Kerry Lester, Andrew and Brian and wife Doreen Lester. Dear grandfather of Morgan, Shawn, Jacob and Ethan. Brother of the late Abraham, John, Joseph, Gordon and Donald Lester. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert was retired after 35 years from Essex County Highways as a crane operator. He farmed most of his life in Gosfield North.  Robert is resting at the Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. On Wednesday, friends are invited to meet the family after 10 a.m. at Trinity Anglican Church (Cottam) followed by the Funeral service at 11:00 a.m.  Interment Graceland Cemetery. Donations may be made to MS Society or the charity of your choice. You may send condolences online at

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