Although it was difficult dealing with Bob’s death so soon after he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, his wife Edie and children Dave, Becky and Barb quickly took charge of making arrangements for a visitation at Cavill Funeral Home in Gravenhurst on Friday, July 21 of 2006 and then a funeral service at St. James Anglican Church on the following day. Both were attended by hundreds of Bob’s friends and extended family members from across Canada and the United States.
Dave’s wife Jennifer and daughter Barb spent hours putting together photo displays of Bob (see below for a photo slideshow) that stood by the urn in the funeral home, and Mathew and Dave put together a program for the funeral service that included the words to the hymns that were sung and a profile/biography of Bob that Mathew wrote based on conversations with Edie, Bob’s brother Jack, the grandchildren and others (a PDF file of the program can be found here). The profile/biography can be found on the About page of this website, and more memories from Edie are collected in a post further down on this page.
(For more about the funeral click the word “more” below)