Peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Thursday December 1, 2022, at the age of 87. Husband of Judy (nee Dear). Father of Mark (Monika), David Kent (Lori) and Maureen (Fraser). Grandfather of Robbie Phyllis, Jennifer, Samantha, Jessica, Rachel and Amanda. Great Grandfather of Piper-May and Benjamin. Predeceased by his parents Robert and Leta Wheeler. Brother of Mary Martin and Betty Thibeault. He will be remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Bob was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed many years golfing in Florida with his hockey buddies and spending time with his family there. His passion was hunting and fishing, and he would often talk about his hunting adventures with his best friend Lester McPhee. His favourite quote was ‘The longer you spend in the bush, you will become the bush’.
He spent is career working for the Board of Education as a caretaker in many schools. He would spend hours in the winter making the skating rink for many students to enjoy. He was known as the ‘Whip’. His remains will be placed in a special hunting location, picked by himself.
As per Robert’s request, there will not be any service.
Thank you to al the staff on 3B at the Sault Area Hospital for their care and support.
Visit www.damignanifunerals.ca to leave condolences for the family. Arrangements entrusted to Damignani Burial, Cremation and Transfer Service (215 St. James St, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 1P7. 705-450-0969).