Robert "Bob" Moulson
1936 - 2021
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March 23, 1936 –
January 16, 2021

The family of Dr. Robert “Bob” Moulson are saddened to announce his passing at age 84 years. He died peacefully at Hogarth-Riverview Manor on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Dad had many health obstacles over the years, but he was a true warrior with a will for life. As a result, his death has come as a shock.

He was born in Toronto on March 23, 1936 to Cyril and Alice Moulson. When he was 3 years old, his mother died of Rheumatic Fever. Cy later married Ruth Hughes, known to the family and all of the friends as Gammy.

As a teenager, Dad met the love of his life, Pat Matthews, on a blind date and they later married in 1959. Through their courtship, Mom graduated from the Toronto Western School of Nursing and supported Dad through his graduation from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1961. They moved shortly afterwards to Fort William, where he joined the partnership of the Fort William Clinic. Dad loved being a Family Practitioner and he loved his patients. This defined him until his dying day. This was his true purpose in life.

Besides his Degree from the College of Family Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dad also received his Fellowship from the College of Family Practice. In 2010 he was granted the prestigious Glenn Sawyer Service Award in recognition of significant service to the OMA, medical profession, or public at the community level.

In 2005, Dad was forced to retire due to illness. Once able, he brought his love of medicine to the role of lecturing medical students at NOSM. He also worked as a medical consultant at the Thunder Bay Plasma Centre for many years.

When not working, Dad and Mom had a love for travel. Some of their favourite memories were their annual vacations with friends and family. Afterwards, they would host viewing parties of all of the pictures Dad would take.

Dad was an avid Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs fan. He attended many games over the years and watched both teams faithfully all season long. He was hopeful to live to see the Leafs win another cup.

Dad leaves behind his children: David (Debbie) Moulson, Mark (Joy) Moulson and Ruthann (Rob) Isbell. His pride and joy were his many grandchildren: Max and Quinten Moulson, Joel Ferguson, Nathanael (Allison) Moulson, Joshua Moulson, Jessica (Rob) Cruise, Jon (Claire) Reid, Sydney, Samantha (Jill) and Bryce Isbell. He also greatly enjoyed his great grandchildren: Brianne Herridge and Addy Ferguson, Edward Parker, Elli and Mayla Moulson, Hunter and June Cruise, and Blaise Reid. Dad is also survived by his sister-in-law Molly Matthews and brother-in-law Ken Irwin.

Dad was predeceased by his loving wife Pat in 2006; mother Alice in 1939; father Cyril in 1969; mother Ruth in 1996; father-in-law and mother-in-law William and Ira Matthews; brother-in-law Art Matthews and sister-in-law Wilma Irwin.

As per Dad's wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street at James.

If friends desire, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay Branch or the Northern Ontario School of Medicine would be greatly appreciated.

The family of Dr. Bob Moulson would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Hogarth-Riverview Manor. It gave us great peace knowing that Dad was receiving the best of care. He loved you all and would say to us on a daily basis, “The staff here are excellent, the food is amazing and they take great care of me. It was the best decision ever made ”. Special thanks also to Rick Moshonsky for his friendship and help with Dad over the last 10 +years.

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Published in The Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal on Jan. 23, 2021.
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February 1, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the Moulson family. Dr. Bob Moulson was my family doctor growing up and a colleague of my dad, Dr. Mike Adams, at the Fort William Clinic for several decades. Dr. Moulson was the model of the kind, caring, and unflappable family doc. I know my parents respected his wisdom, expertise, and his calm way of approaching any medical problem big or small. He left a big impression on me and my brothers, probably more than he knew. I am so sorry for your loss.
Eric Adams
January 30, 2021
Sending our heartfelt condolences. Dr Moulson was my family doctor for most of my life, our 2 sons and my husband until his retirement. He was the most caring and compassionate Doctor I will ever encounter forever.

We will remember Dr Moulson With much love and respect for all he did in our lives
John And Kathy McKee (Harris)
John And Kathy McKee
January 26, 2021
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Bill and Helene
January 25, 2021
Sorry for your loss
Carl and Sheridan seibel
January 24, 2021
My deepest sympathies to entire Moulson family. Bob was such a kind , understanding and gentle person. Very Dedicated to his patients and a passionate teacher of medicine....
a true honour to be his colleague ..
I will miss but never forget Bob.
Dr Frank Nigro
January 24, 2021
Dear David, Mark, Ruthann and families,
We were very sorry to learn of the passing of your father, Dr. Bob Moulson. He was such a wonderful doctor and a great friend and provided excellent care to our parents and grandmother during his medical career as a family physician. Our father always spoke so fondly of your father as his colleague at the Fort William Clinic. May the special memories of his well lived life bring you comfort, peace and hope at this sad time. Thinking of all of you... With heartfelt sympathy,
Susan and David Nancekivell
Susan Nancekivell
January 24, 2021
Ruth-Ann and family,
I’m saddened to see your dad has passed away. I remember so many humorous stories when we worked with him in the ER at McKellar, like he wouldn’t let anyone ( ieDr N McLeod ) in his car with snow covered shoes! His smiling photo is just as I remember him! Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.
Donna Nickerson
January 24, 2021
My deepest condolences to the Moulson family for the loss of Dr. Moulson. I worked with him over the years at McKGH, and he was a very kind, caring physician. Providing the best care to his patients was his purpose, He was well respected by his peers and co workers. He will live on in your hearts and forever in your memories.
JoAnne Diakow
January 23, 2021
iam saddened to read about the passing of Dr. Moulson. He cared for many of my family members and they all liked him. I worked with Dr. Moulson as he would come to the unit visiting his hospitalized patients. He was always the same, kind, friendly with his patients good health always in mind. I met him at Hogarth-Riverview Manor and he said he received excellent care and that the decision he had made with his family to move to Hogarth was an excellent one. One he said he would never regret. He was a big part of the medical community of Thunder Bay (Fort William and Port Arthur during his early days of active practise). I am sorry for your loss.
Karen McPhail
Karen McPhail
January 23, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at McKellar hospital for many years - Dr Moulson was always very kind to his patients and the nurses. My thoughts are with his family.
Angela Saunders
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