Robert "Bob" WHITTAKER
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With infinite sadness, his family announces that Bob passed away peacefully, with family by his side, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the age of 94. He is reunited with his beloved wife of 68 years, Agnes (nee Westrop d. 2018). He is also predeceased by his brothers Jack, Bill, and Lloyd and his son-in-law Don Vernon. Loving father of Robert Grant (Shirley), Mary Jane Vernon, Greg (Vasile), and Jeff (Gwen). Proud grandfather of Jenifer (Ally), Janice (Jeff), Robert Glen (Melissa), Marsha (Tom), Angela (Mike), Alan (Danielle), and Angelyn (Kyle) and great-grandfather of Ethan, Daniel, Claire, Ava, Eric, Leah, Abigail, J.D., Shaylene, Robert Griffin, Lily, Aidan, Alexandra, Mackenzie, Dawn, and Remy. Bob will also be lovingly remembered by his siblings Eleanor (Mel) Mehr, George, and Laureen McGill, members of the Westrop family and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bob was a lifelong resident of Preston, a W.W. II Navy Veteran, worked as a Maintenance Electrician through his life and was very active in the community. He was the volunteer Deputy Fire Chief of the Preston Fire Department, an artistic woodworker (Intarsia), and an active, lifetime member of the Preston Legion, Branch #126 but the most important thing in his life was his family, especially his grandchildren. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held when it is safe to do so. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Bob's memory to the Preston Legion, Branch #126 would be appreciated by his family. Online condolences may be made at

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Published in Waterloo Region Record on Nov. 16, 2020.
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November 29, 2020
To Grant and all the Whittaker family, condolences from the Ranscombe family. On November 9th 1965, the day of the Great Blackout, Bob reached out with fatherly kindness to offer a shining light to a teenage boy who had just lost his own father. What a great man. Bob will never be forgotten. Love from Jim and us all.
Jim Ranscombe
November 21, 2020
What a wonderful human being. He will be missed by all who knew him . He was much loved. Our family condolences to all the family.
Mary Jane ( Gaunt ) Lusty
November 21, 2020
Truly sorry to read the passing of Bob. He and Angus were so good to all friends of Lloyd and always ready to entertain us when Lloyd was home.
Now with the love of life. Rest in peace
Anne Spencer
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