Peacefully at Bluewater Health on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Robert Joseph McCormack passed away at the age of 77.
Beloved husband of Rita McCormack (Spracklin). Cherished father of Paul (Laurie) McCormack, Doug (Susan) McCormack, Sandra Parker (Ben Wolters), Jean McCormack (John Keenan), Kathleen (Chris) Lane, and Joe (Julie) McCormack. Much-loved grandpa and papa of Sarah McCormack (David Friesen), Richard Parker, Brian Parker (Jessie-Lee Parsons), Kathleen (Derek) MacDonald, Olivia McCormack, Rebecca, Matthew and Scott Lane, and Sam and Lexi McCormack. Also survived by great-grandson Frederick Parker. Survived by siblings Al (Elsa) McCormack, Huey (Lorraine) McCormack, Bernadette (Bernie) Gillis, Ed McCormack, John (Pat) McCormack, and sisters-in-law Catherine McCormack and Shirley Spracklin. He will also be missed by many dear friends. Predeceased by twin sons Richard and Ronald; parents Albert and Catherine McCormack and parents-in-law Henry and Susan Spracklin; son-in-law Kim Parker; sister Mary (Frank) Anderson, brothers Joe (Winnie) McCormack, Bill (Kay) McCormack, and Ronald McCormack; sisters-in-law Marie McCormack and Carol McCormack; and brother-in-law Adrian Spracklin.
Bob was a long-serving representative for Local OCAW 914 through his 39 years at Fiberglas. He was a life-long Toronto Maple Leafs fan and a big supporter of minor hockey. Bob had a great sense of humour as do most Leaf fans. Grandpa made all of his grandchildren feel special and loved by allowing them to be themselves. His words of wisdom will always be remembered and cherished.
Cremation has taken place. Family and friends will be received on Friday, March 22, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 1011 Oak Ave., Sarnia. In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation (cheques only at the funeral home please). http://smithfuneralhome.ca/