Surgent, Robert Keith of St. Thomas, passed away suddenly, on Thursday, February 6th, 2014, at his late residence, in his 81st year. Dearly loved husband of over 60 years of Ruth May (Groves) Surgent and loved father of Debra Johnston (Art) and Ken Surgent (Denise) and Jim Surgent (Connie) all of St. Thomas. Loved grandfather of Amy and Chris Johnston, Paul Surgent, Shay Cain, Jason and Dave Surgent and great grandfather of Paige, Ryley, Harper and Josie. Dear sister-in-law of Mary Mifflin and Joyce Surgent, both of St. Thomas. Predeceased by brothers Nyal, Douglas, Max and Sonny Surgent and sisters Maxine Tripp and Donna Best. Special family and neighbour to Molly Whitchurch. Robert worked at Cox Cabs, Metcalfe Shoe and Clark Equipment (VME) until it closed.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. Cremation to follow. Visitation Monday from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.