Peacefully, at home on Friday, October 12, 2012. ROBERT TOMLINSON, 86 years, of Sarnia and formerly of Petrolia. Predeceased by the love of his life for 50 years, Roberta (nee Richards)(2008).  Cherished father of Dorothy Margaret (John) Gillis of Cochrane, Alberta, and Catherine Jean Mercer of Sarnia, and beloved grandfather of Bradley Robert Tomlinson and Terry-Lynn Mercer.  Bob was a retired clerk for Canada Post, and was a member of St. Luke’s Church, RCAF and Army for 20 years, the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 062, Past Patron of O.E.S. Brittania Chapter 34, Past Master of Washington Lodge #260, and past member of St. Paul’s United Church choir. Dad honoured us by being an amazing role model. He was kind, loving and had a great sense of humour, which we all share. He loved music and playing in various bands. You’ll be in a big band now Dad, we’ll miss ya and keep you in our hearts! At Bob’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 062, Sarnia, and can be arranged by calling the NEEDHAM-JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia (519) 882-0100.  Memories, pictures, and condolences may be shared online at

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