Robert B. “Bob” Lafave

July 24, 1939July 24, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Lafave in Montreal on July 24, 2020, his 81st birthday. Pre-deceased by his beloved wife Joyce (2019) of 55 years.

Cherished father of Robert, Jay (Suzanne) and Phillip ( Kathleen). Adored grandfather to Connor, Tia, Jack, Serena and Lauren. Born in Montreal, Bob was the son of Robert B. Lafave and Adelina Richardson. Pre-deceased by brothers Jack, Peter, Richard and Phillip. Survived by loving sister Elaine and brother Dru. He will be fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Bob was a larger than life presence. A kind, gentle soul who made you feel special. Known by many nicknames; "Big Bob” and “Le Roi du Nord” to name a few…Bob was admired for his big heart, generosity and sense of humour. He loved to tell stories and have a good laugh. Two of his greatest gifts were his commitment and devotion to his family. He was a source of constant encouragement and support to his much-adored sons and grandkids and they, in turn, were a constant source of joy and pride for him. He cherished any time spent near or in the water. Whether at Lac Marois or oceanside in Florida. Bob had a successful business career that spanned several decades. He began working at W.J. Lafave & Sons at the young age of 16 and took over soon after from his father until the sale of the company in 1996. He was a strong supporter of Loyola High School and a member of the Ed Meagher Sports Tournament Committee, which he chaired for several years. Although we are extremely sad to lose such a wonderful person, we take some solace that he is now reunited with his true love Joyce for all eternity.

Sincere gratitude to Dr. John Rowen, Dr. Segal, all the staff and nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital. Special mention to Manuella, Val, Dr. Elena Neamt, his nurses and all the amazing people at the West Island Palliative Care Residence for their kindness, care and compassion. Bob briefly volunteered at the residence and after his first shift came home and said that “ANGELS” worked there…They certainly do!

Visitation will take place on Sunday August 2nd, 2020 from 2:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 222 autoroute 20, Pointe-Claire.

Funeral mass to be held on Monday August 3rd, 2020, 11:00am at St. Ignatius parish, 4455 West Broadway, Montreal, QC, H4B 2A7. (The funeral mass will be live streamed)

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory to the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be greatly appreciated.

Link for the live streamed funeral mass :


3 August

Funeral Mass

11:00 am

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

4455 Rue West Broadway
Montreal, Quebec H4B 2A7


  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 2, 2020


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Rita and James McElligott

August 2, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Bob was a kind and generous soul who made you feel special every time you spoke with him. How lucky we were to cross his path during many Ed Meagher Sports Tournaments. His priority was always the Loyola boys and and all tournament participants. A true man for others.

Rita and James McElligott

Judy and Robert Serve

August 2, 2020

Robert, Jay, & Phil
We were sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Bob's smiling face will be in our memory forever, we were lucky to have had the opportunity to have shared part of our life with such a joyful and caring person.

Louise & Carmine Apa

August 2, 2020

A giant walked walked among us ...big in stature, with a booming laugh and a huge heart !

He gave great hugs, he was always available to help out...he was dependable and solid in his commitments, in his loyalty and dedication ...

We will miss you Bob , we feel privileged to have known you and counted you as a friend !

Tara & Kelly McNicholl

August 2, 2020

Rob, Jay, Phil and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you in this difficult time.
Tara and Kelly

Karen Douglas

August 2, 2020

Our sincere condolences to you Rob, Jay , Phil and family . Fond memories of your amazing dad will be with us forever. His love for his family was always so apparent. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.
Karen , Dan , Dru , Sarah and Josh Douglas

Louise Borthwick

August 1, 2020

Thanks for making our growing up years in Val Morin so special. Our families starting with our grandparents, parents and then our group will always have terrific memories.

Louise (Ramer) Borthwick

Tom and Helen Lee

July 31, 2020

We remember Bobby as a good friend and family man. We have many fond memories from Val Morin, Lac Marois, Montreal as well as our travels with family and friends. God Bless

Carlos Carpio

July 31, 2020

Rob, Jay, Phil and family: on behalf of our family, may our condolences bring you comfort and may our thoughts and prayers ease the pain of this huge loss. Time is a good healer but the good and fond memories are the ones that pull us through tough times like this one.

Karen Walsh

July 31, 2020

My sincere sympathies.
The Walsh family.

Jane (Pare') and John Richards

July 30, 2020

Such happy times whenever we saw Bobby! He and Joyce both made every Drury family reunion such fun. We shall really miss his big laugh, hugs, kind heart and sparkling eyes. Sending love to all the family from the Richards: Jane (Pare'), John, Lucie, Kate and Ian