It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Bob on October 19th, after a valiant battle with cancer. Bob passed away at home, where he wanted to be, with his loving wife Jane (Weatherbie) by his side.
Bob will be dearly missed by his step-mother, Bernice Lougheed, his brother, Doug Lougheed (Bernadette) and his sister Linda Stanczak (Ray). He has left a big hole in the hearts of his extended family of in-laws, Matt and Susan Weatherbie, Betty Tieche and Ron Cuthbert and Julie Peacock and Scott McNabb. He will always be fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews; Jennifer Tieche and partner Michael Fraser, Christopher Tieche and partner Valerie St. Onge, Scott (Shannon) and Drew Mighton, Jill Peacock, Holly, Ben, Kirby and Colin Stanczak.
Bob grew up in Barrie Ontario and it was his participation as a trombonist with the Barrie Collegiate Band that fostered his lifelong love of music, most especially the Big Band sound and Frank Sinatra.
He graduated from the University of Guelph, and he and his classmates (OAC-68) have remained friends through the years, many of whom still gather annually for golf and/or a barbecue.
Bob joined the Bank of Montreal in 1968, where he had a long and successful career in Human Resources. Following retirement from the Bank, he went to work for several years at Sherritt International.
Bob was a longtime member of the Granite Club where he was an enthusiastic participant in the Fitness and Curling Sections. As well, he was an avid golfer, enjoying both the game and the camaraderie at Summit Golf and Country Club for over 30 years, where he served on the Board of Directors.
Golf was a big part of Bob’s life and he enjoyed wonderful golf trips to many of the Top 100 Courses with a group of his buddies, calling themselves the Honorable Company of Canadian Golfers (HCCG) … as many Irish pubs will remember.
After his retirement, Bob and Jane enjoyed extensive international travel and time playing golf and entertaining friends and family at their home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He loved a good meal, a glass of wine or single malt and sharing it all with others.
Bob was a happy man who had a life well lived. He will be remembered for his warmth and wicked sense of humour by his family and friends and anyone who was lucky enough to spend time with him.
Heartfelt thanks to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, for their compassionate attention over the last several months, which enabled Bob to remain at home. Special thanks for the caring hearts of Ramya and Temi who helped Bob so much.
Due to COVID, there will be a private family service for Bob. We look forward to an opportunity to celebrate Bob’s life with his many friends at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charitable organization that had meaning to Bob, such as Prostate Cancer Canada, The Royal Conservatory of Music or The University of Guelph. Condolences may be forwarded through www.humphreymiles.com.
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