Saturday, June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

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Robert Francis


August 10, 1920 – June 30, 2012 Born in London, Ontario. Bob passed away at home June 20, 2012. Predeceased by his wife Mary, his sisters Eileen and Rene, he is survived by his sister Velma, his brother in-law John (Valerie), his son John (Carol), granddaughter Shauna (Ian), great grandchildren Zadie and Aubrey, step-granddaughter Bonnie (Dan), step-greatgranddaughter Chloe, his son David (Sandra), step-grandchildren Tammy (Ed) and James, step-great granddaughter Dianne.

Bob served in the RCAF during WWII attached to the RAF as leader of a Mobile Radar Unit “landing on Gold Beach on the evening of D Day and maintained operation in the battle zone almost continuously through until VE Day in Germany”. After the war he returned to London, Ontario with his war bride Mary, attended the University of Western Ontario receiving this BSc then achieving his masters in Meteorology at U of T. He and his young family moved to Gander, Nfld. where he worked as a meteorologist and he learned to fly fish for salmon. The next stop was Montreal where David was born, then back to Ganger until 1960 when the family moved to Toronto until retirement. Once retired, Bob and Mary moved to SSI for a home base traveling to the south for the winters.

Special thanks to Melissa, Rachel and Janis, Dr. Gummeson, and all the wonderful Home Support and Hospice Workers who helped Bob stay in his home until the very end. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice.

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