Peacefully, at McGarrell Place on Thursday, November 26, 2015, in his 91st year. Beloved husband and companion to Nancy for 65 years. Father to Steven (Sandra) of Toronto, Katherine (Keith) of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and Peter of Waterloo, Ontario. Loving grandfather ‘Bubba’ to Brittany, Kymberley, Hillary, Gregory and Simon. Brother-in-law to Janet McCulloch of London. Predeceased by his brother Richard ‘Dick’ and sister Helen ‘Alwy’ Pevler. Born in Exeter, Ontario, on October 27, 1925 to Canon Ashlyn Trumper and Helen Mary Trumper (née Dillon). Bob graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Honours Economics in 1949, where he also helped manage the Western Mustangs football team. Bob enjoyed a long career in the construction industry as owner of R.S. Trumper Roofing and Sheet Metal, and R.S. Trumper Construction Ltd. A former PUC Commissioner, Rotarian, Warden of St. Paul’s Cathedral, President of the London Curling Club, member of Elmwood Lawn Bowling Club and the London Hunt and Country Club, and one of the founders and a long-time member of the Bluewater Investment Club. Bob was blessed with many lifelong friends and business associates. For Bob, family was the centre of his life, and there was no place he enjoyed more than the family cottage in Oakwood, Grand Bend (Lake Huron), that his father purchased in 1925, and is now enjoyed by the 4th generation of Trumpers. A special sincere thank you to Bob’s second family these past four years on the Harris Wing at McGarrell Place, providing him with extraordinary care and compassion until the very end. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Sunday, November 29, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, 472 Richmond Street, London, on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., with the Right Reverend Terry Dance officiating. A private family interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Project Jericho c/o St. Paul’s Cathedral or the Alzheimer Outreach Services of McCormick Home.
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