Marontate, Robert James of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, December 28th, 2012, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 66th year. Beloved husband of Barbara (Copland) Marontate and dearly loved father of Tracy Foster (Karl) of Brampton and Lisa Marontate of London. Loved grandfather of Owen and Kole. Sadly missed by a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews on both sides of the family. Robert was born on September 22nd, 1947. Predeceased by his mother Dora Hardaker (2011) and by his step-father Donald Hardaker (1983). He worked at G.K.N. Sinter Metals. Robert was an avid hockey player and enjoyed music, singing, playing the keyboards and harmonica.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday, January 3rd at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lung Assocation.