Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Chapel

1309 King Street East, Hamilton, ON


Robert "Bob" Allan Bendes

April 2, 1953September 2, 2020

The “Eternal Teenager” was taken from us at the ripe young age of 67 after a sudden, drastic change in his health.

Bob has joined his loving parents, Alex and Violet Bendes. He will be greatly missed by his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Rick Hishon, nephews Michael and Mike (Brittany), and niece Marissa, grand nephews Barrett and Hendrix. Over the years, Bob has enjoyed many happy times with his Bendes, Chonka , Rohaly and Toth cousins; also his cousins in Hamilton and in Hungary.

Mindbender was a man who knew the value of a good friendship and actively nurtured them, so he was blessed by many long term, close friendships. He will be deeply missed by best friend Cheryl (Greg); life long friends like the Batch, Woody and Franco; neighbour JayDog; his Amich hockey buddies; his Dofasco work and sports friends; Bob’s Angels; his This Ain’t Hollywood crowd and those who shared his passion for music. Bob was an avid Teenage Head fan, attending at least 125 concerts.

His family would like to acknowledge the compassionate and professional medical care received by Bob over the years from his family doctors, Dr. A. Hornich/Dr. N. Phan, and recently from Dr. Levine/Dr. Holbrook’s CTU Central team at St. Joseph’s Hospital. We also thank all the staff of Caroline Place for their support, care and uplifting manner.

A private interment will be held.

In honour of Bob’s passion for music, donations can be made in his name to the Hamilton Music Collective’s program “An Instrument for Every Child”. Online donations can be made through https://hamiltonmusiccollective.ca/donate/ Mail-in donations should be made out to the Hamilton Music Collective (Attn: Astrid Hepner, 12 Auchmar Rd, Hamilton ON L9C 1C5)


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Robert "Bob" Allan Bendes

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frank iker

September 10, 2020

Rob "Mindbender" Bendes has been my best friend for as long as I can remember, perhaps starting around 1963. Although I lived in Port Colborne his Grandparents just lived a few houses down the street from where I lived & being only 1 week apart in age we became friends. He would come down on extended holidays & we passed the time as kids do playing games especially a baseball board game where we would keep track of stats. Did you know he knew players on the Kansas City Athletics?
As we grew older, he was the first guy I knew that grew his hair over his ears. He & I were was also very into the rock music of the 60's and we would listen to rock music from Buffalo stations which we both really enjoyed.
He was there when I needed a ride to McMaster for the 1st time in his Mustang. Later he was the best man at my wedding & when we had our 2 children, he became known as Uncle Rob. We went on many overnight trips together with the main purpose of attending baseball games, New York City being a highlight. He introduced me to sports card collecting, Alice Cooper & of course Teenage Head. I could always count on Rob for an interesting conversation & I will forever miss him.
RIP my friend.

Jerri Jerreat

September 7, 2020

I had such fun dancing with Rob at my sister's (Sue) marriage to Frank Iker, back a few years! He was the best man, and such a warm, relaxed, friendly person. Weddings can get a bit stressful, but he made me laugh, calm down, and enjoy the whole thing. Rob had a great outlook on things!

Joe Kurpe

September 7, 2020

Rob and I spent many times together in our younger years with the Bakty boys as well as Robs neighbour hood friends . Our families were all friends and we all enjoyed many many family and friend outings . We had many a great times together bacon fries picnics and one of the best was weekends at the Bendes home watching monster movies and munching on patatoe chips. I only have the memories now which I will cherish the rest of my life. Until we meet again RIP my friend....

Cheryl Ross

September 7, 2020

The hardest part for me will be not being able to talk to you anymore. I miss you more that not even words can understand. R.I.P. my friend.
Love you B ❤️ Xo

Bruce Miller

September 4, 2020

I miss our discussions of music and your philosophy of life while working with you, RIP my friend


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