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  • "Bobby Gough you were one nice guy, full of awesome humour..."
    - ken axmith
  • "You were one of the greats! You will be sadly missed by all..."
    - Deborah Davy
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    - Anne and Ted Scharf
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    - Sharon MacIntosh
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GOUGH, ROBERT THOMAS (BOB) Robert Thomas (Bob) Gough passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at age 71 after a battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo Nelson Gough and Nora Alice (O'Reilly) Gough. He is survived by his cherished partner, Karen Stevenson of 19 years, his daughters, Carrie (husband Larry Gough), Natalie (husband Adam Mills) and son Tom (Thomas Robert Gough). Bob was blessed with a close loving family, sisters Mary Jane Trowbridge (late husband Ken Trowbridge), Elizabeth (Liz) Ptolomey (husband Russ) and dear brother Chris Gough (Suky). Grandchildren Kayla, Brady and Carter. Nieces and nephew, Courtney Trowbridge Cranfield, Jamie Trowbridge and Ryan Ptolomey, great niece and nephew, Payton and Cael. Bob had been in the eye care business for over 50 years with, at one time, 4 locations under the names, Gough Optical and Eye Care Centres in the Toronto area. He was a Certified Optician with expertise in the fitting of specialized contact lenses. He was an avid skier and golfer with memberships at The National Golf Club, Blue Mountain Golf Club with many ski vacations to Vail, Whistler/Blackcomb and skiing with Karen at Craigleith Ski Club in Collingwood. His main love though was his cottage on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka enjoying extended long weekends with family and many friends and members of the Muskoka Flying Club. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to Humber River Hospital (Wilson Site), Toronto, the Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood or the Eye Foundation of Canada (of whom Bob was Chairman). We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Berger, of Humber River (Oncologist and friend) and the support staff for their amazing care. There will be a Celebration of Life at Blue Mountain Golf Club, Saturday, September 22nd, from 4 to 7 p.m., 706 Tenth Line, Collingwood. HOW HE MADE US LAUGH... HOW HE WILL BE MISSED
Published in the Toronto Star on Sept. 15, 2018