Robert (Bob) James Hanlon

August 13, 1936February 28, 2012

HANLON, Robert James (Bob) – Peacefully on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at the St. Catharines General Hospital after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Robert leaves behind his wife Beverley of 52 years; dear father to Jeffrey and his wife Lisa. Robert is survived by his sister Ada (Keith) Mathewson. He is predeceased by his sister Betty Jane and 2 brothers who died in infancy. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and will be forever loved and treasured by his grandchildren Marc, Courtney and Taylor. Robert is a retiree from General Motors. Special thanks to the staff on the Oncology floor at the St. Catharines General Hospital, Dr. Samosh and the kind nurses in the chemotherapy suite. The family also wishes to thank the nurses of St. Elizabeth Health Care for their support while he was at home. Family will receive friends at the HULSE & ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 75 Church Street (905-684-6346) on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. On-line tributes may be made at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2012

Robert (Bob) James Hanlon

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marc (Robert) P. Hanlon

May 7, 2012

thank you for your greatfull thoughts and saying upon the behalf of the i wish to thank each and one of you for your guys srtength and prayers for my late grandfather

March 2, 2012

Joe and Barbara send their condolences to Bev and family.

Barbara and Joe Fielding St. Catharines

Barry, Cathie and Noah Van Nest

March 2, 2012

We were very sorry to hear about Bob. Our warmest thoughts and heartfelt sympathy to Bev, Jeff and Family. I'll remember Bob as a jovial guy who was always willing to lend a hand.

Pam Manning(Hopgood) & family

March 2, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Linda Telford (Hanlon)

March 2, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My deepest sympathy to you Bev, Jeff and all your family. I have the greatest childhood memories of Bob, Ada and Betty as we grew up together. Our family get-togethers at the holidays, adventures up in the north country, but most of all just spending time together. Sorry I won't be able to attend the service as we are away in Hawaii, but my thoughts are with you.

Mike & Pat Cavanagh & Family

March 1, 2012

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Don & Christine Mathewson

March 1, 2012

Uncle Bob will be missed by the many hearts that he touched. The times the family shared during Holiday's vacationing together up north fishing, camping will be treasured for ever. One of the most memorable times we shared was fishing and catching the elusive Muskie, “What an exciting day we had “. The Muskie is now a permanent fixture on the wall at home. I replay that fantastic day we spent together knowing that we shared one of the greatest fishing trips together. I know the story of the catch was shared over and over by both of us.
Uncle Bob was always interested in your wellbeing and making you feel welcome was a quality that came naturally to him. When I introduced my wife Christine to him she immediately felt the warmth and kindness of a true gentleman whose family values will be carried on by the family for generations. Uncle Bob's warm and friendly smile will last in our memoires forever.

Love Don and Christine Mathewson