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Robert William Gibbons

GIBBONS, Robert William - September 13, 1931 – November 4, 2018 Robert (Bob) was born in Bentinck, Ontario to Robert Earl and Mary Ellen (nee Sollors). Robert married Joan (Dolly) Eileen Dobson on April 5, 1958 and they made their home in Southampton and area. He worked many jobs and one he talked of fondly was sailing the Great Lakes. Robert and Joan had four children, Susan Diane, Steven Robert, Andrew William and Judith Louise. The family went ‘North’ to Whitehorse, Yukon in 1972 where Robert was a welder for White Pass & Yukon Route and then General Enterprises for many years. Mom and Dad made many trips back ‘home’ with the kids and later on their own to see our large extended family and friends. Bob was a traveller at heart and also did solo road trips when he could. He was predeceased by son Andrew; parents, Robert and Mary; wife, Joan; siblings, Maurice, Florence, Marion, Gladys and Eileen. He will be deeply missed by daughter, Susie (Glen); son, Steve; daughter, Judy (Mouse); grandchildren, Michael, Robert, Celynne, Branden, Jazmine, Thea, Seth, Shawn, Jaxson, Jeni and Quinn; many great-grandchildren and still counting. Robert requested cremation and interment with wife and son in Southampton, Ontario. Family and friends will gather for a graveside service at Southampton Cemetery on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 10:45 a.m. Luncheon to follow at St. Paul’s Community Hall, 248 High St., Southampton.13338335
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