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Robert "Bob" Leslie Reynolds
7 janvier 1936 – 8 septembre 2021
Robert Leslie Reynolds
Jan 7, 1936 – Sept 8, 2021
Bob passed away suddenly at the Lakeshore General. He leaves behind his wife Nancy (Gould), daughter Hayley, sons Cuyler (Annie), Jaime and grandchildren Dorothy and Emerson, sister-in-law Ellen (late Murray). He also leaves behind his twin brother David (Anne) of Georgetown, sisters Katherine (late Ted) of Vancouver, Marilyn of Cornwall and their families, Dan, Steve, Sarah, Bonnie, Kimberly, Peter and memories of Rob. He thought fondly of cousins Jim (Eileen) Ross, Alan (Susan), Brian (Arlene) and Joanne (Bob) Conrad.
Born in East Angus, his family lived during depression times in a variety of pulp and paper towns in Quebec and eastern Ontario, where his forestry engineer Dad found his employment. Having a ready-made companion and left to their own devices as was child-rearing of the time, the twins spent their days making their own toys, playing out in the woods, railway tracks, rivers and turbine ponds of the wood mills. Shadowing his brother’s lead is what got them into trouble, at least according to Bob. The stories they tell have the family wonder how they survived. As a young man, he followed in his Uncle Wally’s footsteps where he trained and was briefly a pilot in the air force. He worked for the same company for some 40 years, selling marine hardware well into his 80th year.
He and Nancy found their home in Beaconsfield where they brought up their children. He drove them all to their activities and spent many early mornings in cold rinks for the boys’ hockey practices. Saturday night baths getting ready for church, Bob’s pancake dinner while watching Star Trek, created family bonds as fans which continue today. A handy person, he did some woodworking and there was always some shelving unit to build or bathroom to refinish around the house. He was very skilled in cutting glass and before children arrived, he worked with Nancy in stained glass, selling their pieces at craft fairs. As the craft leader in the Boy Scouts he was responsible for a most notable project getting the boys to learn how to string their own snowshoes. Summers were spent in nature, camping, hiking, cooking over campfires and swimming in our cherished spot in Glen Sutton, thanks to the Ghikas family.
Later on, he joined his sons at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club, where he enjoyed wonderful comradery training and competing in Dragon Boat and kayak racing. The opportunity to compete in the War Canoe race in Ottawa in 2015 along with his two sons was a real dream-come-true for Bob. He and Nancy did some travelling and shared many great memories with family on the beach in Saint Martin. In his final years, he stayed very active able to sprint kayak, cross country ski and his daughter devotedly would take him biking, ice skating and for many, many walks.
He leaves a large hole in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, we ask you consider donations be made in Bob's memory to: The Alzhiemer Group Inc, agiteam.org or Nova West Island, www.novawi.org. They so compassionately helped to keep his mind and body active these past few years.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Collins Clarke MacGillivray White
TributeThe family would like to kindly advise that there will be no provisions of food offered during the condolences and funeral service in the funeral home. // Following Covid-19 regulations, the family kindly asks that everyone attending the funeral be fully vaccinated to reassure the other guests who wish to attend.
Celebration of Life
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Collins Clarke MacGillivray White
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Robert "Bob" Leslie Reynolds
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Dave & Reynolds
25 septembre , 2021
Bob was always a kind, gentle, soft spoken man who had the best smile ever!
Bob & Nancy came to stay with us in Florida in 2018. We had such a nice visit with them relaxing by the pool and enjoying dinner at one of our favourite restaurants in Naples.
We will really miss Bob. Dave was very close to his twin brother. It is hard for him to believe his brother is no longer with us.
Rest in Peace Bob, knowing you were loved very much.
22 septembre , 2021
Dear Nancy, Hayley, Cuyler and Jaime,
We are so saddened to hear of the death of your beloved husband and father. He was a very special friend to me and my children, and later to Jan as well. We were there at your wedding, and had some wonderful and fun times together; at your house, in Sutton, at Metis and, more recently in St. Martin. He was a lovely person, so kind and interested in everyone. He had amazing skills with glasswork and camping and we loved to listen to stories of his childhood on the North Shore. Even though he began to slip away a few years ago, he was still Bob and we will miss him very much.
Love to you all at this sad time,
Deane and Jan
19 septembre , 2021
Sunday Sept 19, 2021
Dearest Nancy, Hayley, Cuyler, Jamie and Family,
We were deeply saddened to have heard of the sudden passing of your husband, father, grandfather and our dearest neighbour, Bob. We had seen him a few days prior, hurriedly walking to his home. The posted photo of Bob with his always-friendly and always-smiling face is precisely how we remember him. Another permanent vision etched in our mind, is of Bob mowing the front lawn, with Cuyler, as a toddler, sitting in the backpack-child-carrier, the flowing white-blonde head of hair, peering over his dad’s right shoulder, totally intrigued with the lawn task - it’s no wonder, Cuyler became as handy as his beloved father. We also fondly remember how, our son, Adrian, was always so welcomed to join the Reynolds family on the many Sutton camping trips, that he will forever cherish. For this, we thank Bob and the family for this positive experience in Adrian’s formative years. Starting circa four decades, whereby our families and others, started planting our roots, raising our children, participating in the annual Ruskin BBQ every June, and so forth, with dear Bob alongside all of us, know that we are also left with a hole in our hearts - but also a hole in our neighbourhood. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. May Bob Rest In Peace - we will not forget you, Bob. Much love to all of you. Marida, Willy, Adrian and Stefanie Kutteh