Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON


Robert "Bob" John Hewitt

20 septiembre , 193611 junio , 2019

Robert John (Bob) Hewitt September 20 1936 – June 11, 2019 On June 11, 2019, loving husband of Joyce (née Peacock), beloved father of Stephen (Joanne O’Brien) and Brian (Tracy Viggers), adoring Grandpa to Brianna Whiteway (Dave Whiteway), Cole Hewitt (Cassi Myshak), Emily Swindells (Dustin Swindells), Olivia Hewitt and Spencer O’Brien, passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, ON. He will also be missed by his great granddaughters Brooklyn and Zoey Whiteway, and Avah Swindells. He is survived by his brother-in- law Desmond McCartney and his nephews Craig and David McCartney. Bob is pre-deceased by his sister-inlaw Bernice McCartney (née Peacock) and his parents George and Erma Hewitt (née Heise) of Lakefield, Ontario. Bob was born on Ossington Avenue in Toronto and attended Jesse Ketchum Public School and Central Technical School. Bob was a faithful member of Kappa Chi at Fairlawn United Church. Bob’s career started in sales at Jet Metal in Toronto. Years later he joined the team at Modern Redwood, and eventually retired from Brocklin Toys of Middleton NS. Bob, a lover and supporter of amateur musical theatre, was a founding member of North Toronto Players (formerly St. Timothy’s Players). He appeared in many leading comic roles in various Gilbert and Sullivan productions during his 45 years of involvement. Bob had an affinity for horses and wildlife. When not bird watching, Bob would be found working tirelessly in the garden or playing in the sand on the golf course. Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday June 17, 2019 at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street in Aurora, Ontario. For those wishing, donations may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation Canada, for Parkinson’s Research or to the charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service lunes, 17 junio , 2019


Robert "Bob" John Hewitt


William & Gwen Cameron

17 junio , 2019

Gwen & I were very sorry to hear of Bob’s recent passing. We want to express our condolences to you, Joyce & the rest of the family for you loss. Hopefully the wonderful memories expressed by your many friends & having family by your side will comfort you & give you the strength that is needed during this difficult time.
Bill & Gwen Cameron.

Kempton Hewitt

17 junio , 2019

Bob was introduced to me on my first visit to Ontario, when just a youth. We were bonded on that Christmastide visit. He complained that, coming from the States, I was allowed at to wear long trousers, he the knickers-and-wool stockings. In adult years we were often together and helped celebrate life events both in the USA and Canada. In recent years he encouraged me to reclaim my Canadian citizenship. I did so and in his declining years I reminded him that he could no longer refer to me as his “American cousin!” Our fathers were brothers and his father became my mentor in my university days, preparing for ordination. My father urged me to pay attention to his letters of advice but needn’t have done so. And so, in later years Bob’s father became also my father, a further bond. I am struggling with my loss of that earthly bond with Bob. Finally, I wish to pay tribute to the remarkable care given him by Joyce. We have marveled at her devotion.

Keith and Wendy HORSFALL

15 junio , 2019

Dear Joyce, Steven, and Brian,
Hello from Arkansas, Wendy and I really wish we could be with you on this sad day, however, we are doing what we love, touring the USA with our Buick family. Bob never did like automobiles, give him a horse any day.

Bob and Keith go back to the early '60's when he was a sales rep for Jet Metal Products, who purchased all their gasoline from my station on Finch. We became good friends and one day he told me they were moving to Aurora, where Wendy and I lived. We played a lot of golf at Aurora Highlands. One day he asked "do you and your wife sing"? I said yes and the next thing we were on stage with St. Timothy Players/ North Toronto Players, where we found another great group of friends, some of who are here today, we are sure.

Bob, Wendy and I spent many hours in the gym at Aurora Highlands, prior to going to work. We cross country skied with Joyce and Bob and the boys, spent time at their cottage and with the euchre group at Pat and Paul's cottage too.

Bob loved everything he did, he always had a joke, some kinda corny, but always got a laugh. in 1991 we needed a couple to join our euchre group, Bob and Joyce became a big part of that group. Bob is in a better place now the last few years have not been fun for him and Joyce.

With love from us two

Keith and Wendy Horsfall



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Jayne Todd

15 junio , 2019

So many memories of my hillarious cousin, Bob.! Always a joke whenever you saw him. As a younger child I marveled at his water skiing abilities too! He could ski bare foot like a professional! My son remembers going next door to their cottage and playing many games of Aggrevation with Bob and tells me that Bob really did make it aggrevating! Just a wonderful, nice guy! Rest in peace cousin! Condolences to Joyce and the boys and extended family. He will be fondly remembered !

Lois Heise Fisk

14 junio , 2019

Thankful that Bob was my Dad's (Bill(y) Heise) first cousin, and definitely part of my growing up years, especially at Heise Reunions. Thanks for all the laughs, and making family times together fun, and cheering those up who truly needed it.
Joyce and family, we are thinking and praying for you.
Love, Lois and Michael Fisk and family

Terry and Doris Stephens

14 junio , 2019

It was with great sadness to hear of the passing of a very good friend. I have known Bob since our teenage years and Bob was best man at our wedding in 1961. Doris and I and Beth and Linda have fond memories of good times with Bob and Joyce and Stephen and Brian, including Bob's and my parents, as our families grew up. Bob's wonderful sense of humour will be greatly missed. Thanks for the memories Bob. Terry and family

Barb Scheffler

14 junio , 2019

I loved doing shows with Bob and the North Toronto Players. The first time I choreographed a show for NTP I got a little weepy speaking at the closing party. Well Bob never let me forget it! Any time I tried to give a speech after that he would burst into mock tears. Then I couldn't go on because I was laughing so hard! Oh Uncle Bobby. You will be missed. <3

Sandra Haines

14 junio , 2019

We’ll always remember Bob’s cheerful smile and the way he’d always entertain everyone with his jokes. Our art group will surely miss him.


Cindy Cooke

13 junio , 2019

I fondly remember our Heise reunions especially those held in Peterborough at the lake where Bob was the auctioneer. He made me laugh and feel included and important. Many, many good times at the Heise reunions.

Wendy Seminara

13 junio , 2019

Dear Joyce and family,
Our deepest condolences on your loss.
Bob will always be remembered by our family as our sweet, quiet gentleman farmer neighbour. It was always so much fun to watch him get ready to tell a joke - the twinkle in his eye, he'd start to smile (thinking of the punch line already) and then he'd lay out a groaner of a very "punny"story. Mary Oglanby always loved Bob's jokes and if we didn't hear directly from him, we still got them!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we hope that happy memories will help ease the sadness of these days.
Wendy, Sal
Wesley, Laura and Grace