It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved hero Bob, Bobby, Pataw and Grandpa on Christmas day, 2012 from Aylmer, Quebec. He was born September 9, 1949. He leaves behind his much loved wife Sharon, of 43 years, his loving children, daughter Kimberley (Brian McCoshen), his sons, Christopher (Johanne Gervais) and Patrick (Isabelle Carle) and his special grand-babies, Austin, Matthew, Alyssa, Joshua, Emma, Samuel and Zakary. He's also survived by his sisters Loretta Dagenais, Diane Ethier, his special sister Carol Rawlins and his brother, Robert Lavergne. He will also be sadly missed by the Minifie family. Family will receive condolences at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Sunday December 30, 2012, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 31, in the Sacred Space. A private interment will take place at a later date. For those who wish, a Donation to the Canadian Cancer Association in Robert's memory would be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Dec. 29, 2012