Suddenly on Sunday August 19th, 2012, at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Mr. Robert “Bob” Pickering Jr. of Chatham in his 61st year.  Cherished son of Robert and Lila Pickering of Chatham.  Beloved husband of Connie.  Loving father of Becky Wheatley and her husband Andy of London, Melissa Sudds and her husband Peter of Brantford, Shawn Unsworth and his wife Linda of Sarnia, and Rob Unsworth and his wife Laura of Chatham.  He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Lauren, Morgan, Charlie, Garhett, Tyler, Kaitlyn, Jade, Lucas and Carly.  Dear brother of Diane Dorion and her husband Roger, Bonnie Rotschenk and her husband John, and Doreen Hewitson and her husband Dave.  Bob after many years of service retired from the O.P.P. as a Sergeant.  Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington West, Chatham, 519-352-2710, on Tuesday August 21st visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral service for Mr. Pickering will be conducted from the chapel of the funeral home on Wednesday August 22nd, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. with Cheryl Kirk of Trinity United Church, Wallaceburg .  Cremation to follow with interment to be held at a later date.  A Masonic service under the auspice of Parthenon Lodge #267 will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m.  Friends and family planning an expression of remembrance are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, the Canadian Diabetes Association, Dresden Medical Centre, Parthenon Lodge Benevolent Trust Fund, and the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.  On-line condolences may be left at

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