OBITUARY

Robert Garnet Amm

December 19, 1935February 21, 2021

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert G. Amm at the Hamilton General Hospital on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Bob Amm of Dundas in his 87th year. Loving husband of the late Sarah Gallant (1986) and Olga Belowus (2019). Stepfather of Pauline and Rob. Bob will be sadly missed by his brother Gil and his wife Doreen of Langley, British Columbia, as well as his special friend Carolyn Bentley of Dundas as well as many friends and colleagues. Predeceased by his parents Earl Amm and Pearl Hazard.

Bob was born December 19, 1934 in Quyon, Quebec and attended school in a two-room schoolhouse. In 1947 the family relocated to Avonmore, Ontario where he attended high school. Bob gained a love for Canada’s west while serving with the Cadet Corps from 1951-1954 and attending excursions to the western provinces and Ipperwash Camp. After high school, Bob obtained his first job in a funeral home at McAvoy Brothers Funeral Home in Ottawa and attended the Canadian School of Embalming, graduating in 1955. He continued to work in funeral homes in Ottawa, Belleville, at Ridley Funeral Home in Toronto and finally settled at the J.B. Marlatt Funeral Home in Dundas in 1978 where he served many families in his caring and compassionate manner until he retired in 1997. Bob continued as a part-time funeral director for another 20 years. He also assisted his friend, Chris Franklin at the Futher-Franklin Funeral Home in Wellesley. There he would enjoy watching the Amish horse and buggies drive by or see the horses plowing the fields. When he was a boy, he would watch the steam locomotives pass by the family farm, igniting his passion for trains and model railroading. He could always be found with a camera and radio scanner in his hands as he chased trains across the country. He also spent many hours painting model trains with meticulous precision. Bob was an active member of the Dundas Lions Club serving as Club President and other executive roles. Thanksgiving weekend was always reserved for his beloved Rockton World’s Fair. Bob became an Honorary Board member and served on the Hackney Horse committee and was instrumental in the Ag-Alive displays. He even enjoyed welcoming guests to the fair while volunteering on the parking gates.

In accordance with the regulations of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario due to COVID-19, all events are restricted to a specified number of attendees. Please RSVP for visitation in advance by calling 905-627-7452. All visitors are asked to remain in their vehicles until their allotted time. Please follow the directions of the funeral home staff upon arrival. Visitors are also required to wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Friends are invited to share memories at the MARLATT FUNERAL HOME “SWACKHAMER CHAPEL”, 195 King Street W., Dundas on Wednesday, February 24th from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. A private funeral service will be held in the Marlatt Dundas Chapel on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Followed by interment at Grove Cemetery with his wife Sarah. Everyone is invited to watch the online livestream of the funeral at 1 p.m. on Bob’s webpage at www.marlattfhdundas.com and clicking on “Join Livestream” under the Service section of the webpage.

Donations in Memory of Bob may be made to the Rockton Agricultural Society or the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides would be appreciated. Funeral arrangements assisted by Futher-Franklin Funeral Home, Wellesley.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Private Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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  • Graveside Interment

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

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Ted Kolenski

February 25, 2021

Bob was a good friend and always a gentleman. We have many happy memories of our times together. You will be missed Bob.

Ted and Beth

Simon Tudball

February 24, 2021

Simon, Carly & Andrew Tudball,

Bob was a great friend to our family, The Tudballs, Robertsons, and Bosmas will deeply miss the company of Bob at many family gatherings and many times spent at Rockton Fair. May he rest in peace.

Bob & Michele Campbell

February 24, 2021

We always found Bob kind and to be a perfect gentleman during our 20 year association with him at the Rockton Agricultural Society.
His desire to fulfill his duties as a Board Member and Honorary Member was a great example for all.
The many trips that he took from Milton to attend work parties, meetings and events must be in the thousands.
He will be sadly missed.

Greg Beacock

February 24, 2021


I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Bob gave me my first job in 1980 and we worked together for the next 5 years and had many great adventures. He was an honourable man and I will always fondly remember those times.

Kathi Karpinski

February 23, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family. I always looked forward to seeing him in the Ag Alive tent at Rockton World's Fair. He always had a smile and words of wisdom during early morning cleanup. And he always had pictures to show. Bob, you will be missed.

Kathi Karpinski
Ag-Alive
Rockton World's Fair

Doug Kennedy

February 23, 2021

It is with a sense of sincere & deep respect I pay tribute to Bob Amm. He was my preceptor and mentor during my apprenticeship at Ridley Funeral Home in the early 70's. I will always be grateful for his consistent professionalism and first class influence. He taught me a lot about the real meaning of what it means to be a funeral director. He contributed greatly to any success I have had in the profession. My genuine regards to all his family.

Tim & Barb Christianson

February 23, 2021

We knew Bob from the RAS. Over our thirty year association, we knew Bob as the perfect gentleman. Always polite, sociable with a great sense of humour.
He was a great community leader and will be sadly missed.

gay stanley

February 23, 2021

To Bob.
I will miss your kindness and gentle manners. You were a quiet , lovely neighbour and I shall miss seeing you . It has been a difficult time for everyone and knowing that you are no longer with us , makes it more so .
A very special person .
Much sadness,
Gay Stanley

James Padgett

February 22, 2021

I was sad to hear of Bob’s passing. I first met Bob while doing my apprenticeship at Ridley Funeral Home in the late 70s. That’s were I got to know Bob and his wife Sarah and also work along side with Ollie. Bob was always a true ambassador to his chosen profession and a gentleman. He served his profession with dignity and respect. Over the years we kept in contact and I will miss those talks. Rest In Peace my friend.

Mark Shurvin

February 22, 2021

Sad to hear this news. Bob will definitely be missed by the Rockton Agricultural Society and at the World's Fair where he was a stalwart supporter and a reliable source of thoughtful counsel. May he rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY