Robert Lewis Fitts

November 7, 1926April 24, 2013

Robert Lewis Fitts (Nov. 7, 1926- April 24, 2013)

Passed away peacefully the night of April 24, 2013 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved father of Maribeth and her husband Mark Dunn of Grimsby and Robert and his wife Christine of Ottawa. Cherished Grampa of Jacqueline, Jacob, Spencer and Eric. Loving companion of Audrey Campbell. Also survived by his siblings Patricia Carpenter, Frances Walsh, James Fitts, Phillip Fitts and Pamela "Jeanie" Weiskittel all of Michigan. Predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2002 and his sisters Marilyn, Margery and Barbara. Born and raised in Michigan, Bob served in the Pacific with the US Navy during World War II. Following the war, he obtained his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He married Barbara in 1954 and came to Canada in 1956, settling in Peterborough in 1958. Bob was employed as an engineer in the nuclear power division of Canadian General Electric and later founded Canmos, his own electronic components supply company. Bob had a keen mind and was proficient in many things. He was very passionate about his hobbies including watercolour painting, dancing, sailing, cottage construction, model railroading, building steam engines, electronics, ham radio, graphic design and model boat building. Overall his favorite passion was music. He loved jazz, played a number of musical instruments and performed as a singer with the Golden Tones. A memorial celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the KAYE FUNERAL HOME & MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George Street North on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 pm with a time for visiting starting at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where Bob received outstanding compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to the COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street (705) 745-4683. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Saturday, May 4, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 4, 2013

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ThankGod Onyia

May 13, 2013

Bob was my musical icon. I never saw him on video and I was searching the internet to see a Bob Fitts video when I discovered his obituary. What a shock! His music will continue to lead men to Christ and to strenghten the faith of others. My sincere condolences to Maribeth, Robert, the rest of the family and to all those who love him in Christ (especially because of his music)

Nicole Maar

May 4, 2013

Bob was a customer at our store for many years. When we had just started out he was such an encouragement, always telling us what we were doing right and giving gentle criticism when we could improve. He was always unfailing kind to me and I will miss his visits very much. He was a true gentleman. My condolences to all of his family members and friends.

Bay Harvey

May 4, 2013

Maribeth, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of you father. Our thoughts are with you and Mark and the boys ~ Kim, Bay, Seamus and Dougall

Eric Auliff

May 4, 2013

My condolences to the family and of course to you Audrey. What a great guy. I remember so well when I first met Bob and Barbara when they took night classes in music at SSFC. in the earlyl 70's. To you Audrey, I will always have fond memories of the Saturday night dances that the four of us attended

May 3, 2013

I am so sorry to here of Uncle Bob's passing. My condolences to Maribeth, Bob and their families. Nancy Carroll Kinder

David Jackson

April 30, 2013

A big hug to Maribeth and family at this time. Memories are golden.
Much love~
David Jackson

Nicky and Dave Smith

April 28, 2013

Our thoughts go out to Maribeth,Mark,Spencer and Eric during this difficult time. Although we never had the chance to meet him, he sounded like an amazing person and someone you were truly blessed to have had in your lives. You can certainly see his legacy in a devoted, loving and wonderful daughter and awesome grandchildren. With deepest sympathy, Love Nicky, Dave,Troy and Gavin

susan meinzinger

April 27, 2013

My heart felt thoughts are sent to Maribeth,Mark,Spence and Eric. The father and grandpa you looked up to and enjoyed many happy cottage days with. I only know him through your stories but what great stories, now memories you will cherish forever. Thanks for sharing him, Maribeth Love Susan

Bill Downey

April 26, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to Audrey and family. Bob was the best friend one could ever have. He was a giver, not a taker. If he had it, you could use it. If you couldn't do it , he would do it or show you how to do it.
We had coffee twice a week for over 22 years at Lansdowne Place.
We shared a lot of laughs and I will miss him so very much.

Bill Downey