Patten Funeral Home

71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS


Arthur Robert Wadden

September 13, 1946December 24, 2019

Wadden, Robert It is with heartfelt sadness that we the family announce the unexpected passing of Robert (Bobby) Wadden on December 24, 2019 at the age of 73. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Velma (Whalen) Wadden. He was a loving and devoted husband and son, proud grandfather, caring brother and friend. He will be dearly missed by wife Arlene (MacPherson) his soul-mate and best friend, daughter Angela, son Keith, daughter in law, Mavis; precious grandchildren Alyssa and Carter, brother Brian (Bertha), sister Lynn (Bruce) May, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Everett (2008) and in laws Anna and Angus MacPherson. Bobby was a member of Port Morien Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years, and a member and elder of St. John’s United Church. He was employed by A.E.C.L. (Glace Bay Heavy Water Plant) as 3rd class stationary engineer and with Cape Breton University as 1st class refrigeration and maintenance. He enjoyed skating, cycling, swimming and keeping fit. A true gentleman, considerate of others, he gave freely of his time. He was a true Habs fan and was deeply involved in the lives of his grandchildren, especially enjoying watching their hockey games. He will be greatly missed by all. Visitation for Robert will be held on Sunday Dec. 29,2019 from 2-4 & 7-9pm in Patten Funeral Home 71 Union St, Glace Bay. Funeral service will be held on Monday Dec. 30,2019 in St. John United Church Port Morien at 2pm. Donations in Robert’s memory can be made to St. John’s United Church or Black Brook cemetery fund. Special thanks to First Responders Port Morien Fire Department, Paramedics and Dr. R.J. MacKenzie and Emergency Department Staff of the Cape Breton regional Hospital for their tireless efforts, compassion and kindness. Online condolences can be sent to the family www.pattenfuneral.com


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Roy MacDougall

December 31, 2019

Angela and Family, my sincere condolences to you during this difficult time.

Glen & Glenda Kent

December 30, 2019

Dear Arlene, Angela, Keith and family,
We were shocked and saddened to learn of Bobby’s death. We have lots of good memories of times together in Morien and Florida. We are in Florida now and are sorry we can’t be there for the services. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Glen & Glenda

lillian lyons

December 30, 2019

So sorry Arlene and Family to hear of the sudden passing of Bobby. Just know my Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this most difficult time. RIP Bobby.

Ron & Joanne Evely

December 29, 2019

Our deepest sympathy's to Bobby's family. Bobby and I worked together for a number of years at the former Glace Bay Heavy Water Plant. (Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.) A true gentleman. The best.
Ron and Joanne Evely

Carolyn & Bob Adams

December 29, 2019

Condolences to you, Arlene, and your family during this most difficult time. So sorry to hear of Bobby's sudden passing.

Janis Brann

December 29, 2019

Arlene, Angela and Keith and family, Brian, Bertha and family,
Our sincere condolences on Bobby’s passing. We know too well how sad you all must be. Think of the good times and keep each other close, one day at a time. We are thinking of you all.
Janis Brann and Family
Jean Brann

Karen Jolley

December 29, 2019

May God hold you in his arms during these sad days ahead .So sorry to hear of Bobby' s passing .God Bless You All .

Jennifer Pynn

December 29, 2019

So very sorry for your loss
Jennifer and Evan Pynn
(Daughter of Wayne Mackenzie)

Jim Roche

December 29, 2019

Keith and family I wish to express my sincere condolences on your loss, I had the pleasure of knowing Bobby at CBU, and I must say he was a fine gentleman, respectful to everyone he met. Rest in peace .

Jim Roche
Ben Eoin

Georgina Holman

December 28, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.