Payne, Robert George of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, February 14th, 2013, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of 54 years of Beverly Ann (Fitton) Payne (Apr. 6th, 2011) and dearly loved father of David Payne (Joey), Colleen (Tom) Lautebauch, Harold (Tina) Payne and Dan Payne. Predeceased by 2 brothers Richard “Dick” and John Payne. Sadly missed by 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson Kyle. Bob was born in St. Thomas on May 24th, 1938, the son of the late Harold and Beatrice (Cummings) Payne. He worked for Comstock for 3 years, then was a commercial fisherman with his father operating D. and B. Fishery. Bob hobby farmed for 30 years and worked as a bailerman at Elgin Handles 12 years. He also was a foster parent with Bev for a number of years. Bob was a member of Fingal United Church over 40 years.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Animal Aide or charity of choice. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.