Robert "Bob" Munson

August 21, 1930July 7, 2020

MUNSON, Robert "Bob" Arthur James

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob at the age of 89, at Garden City Manor on Tuesday July 7, 2020. Beloved husband of Jean (nee Patterson) for 31 wonderful years. Loving father of Wendy (Tom), Brian (Marcia), Cheryl (Richard), Brent (Diane) and the late Russell. Proud Grandpa of Sean, Jessica, Ryan, Mitch (Spring), Brad (Marsy), Warren, James, Matt and two great grandchildren; Giuliano and Angelica. He will be fondly remembered by extended family and many friends.

Bob was born and raised in Merriton, where his father was the barber. He worked at the Paper Mill, Scotia Bank, and for many years, worked for St. Catharines Park and Recreation. Bob was affiliated with Ontario parks, and judged Communities in Bloom. He was an avid golfer, bridge player, stamp collector and seasoned traveler, spending many winters in his Florida home. Bob had a great sense of humour and quick wit, he was not one to turn down an opportunity to be the master of ceremonies for any function. Bob's faith was very important to him and was a member of Silver Spire United Church.

As per Bob's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held this Saturday, October 17th at 1p.m. at Silver Spire United Church located at 366 St Paul St, St. Catharines, Ontario. Live streaming of the service can be viewed at Covid restrictions are in place In lieu of flowers, donations to Silver Spire United Church, or a charity of choice, would be appreciated.

Jean and family would like to thank the staff at Garden City Manor for taking good care of Bob during his short stay. Online tributes may be shared at


  • Silver Spire Church


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020



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Jan De Verteuil

October 17, 2020

This is dedicated to my friend Bob Munson. If I could have hand picked a "Dad" you are the one I would have picked. I work at the Shoppers Drug Mart Post Office and had the pleasure of getting to know you over the years as you loved collecting stamps. You brought your wonderful wit and sense of humour and shared it with all of us. I will remember you fondly as you and Jean were my two favourite people. God bless and keep you "Dad". Love to you ! Jan

Rosaleen Watts

July 21, 2020

My "Merritton" Buddy has now moved on to a better place.
His happy smile and manner endeared him to all at
Heidelberg village.
This Merritton 'gal' is gonna miss you !
Rosaleen (Halton) Watts

Gordon Pellerin

July 11, 2020

What a shock to hear of Bob's passing. Mary and I will always remember Bob as a neighbor and friend of many years in Piney Point. We shared so many golf games and laughs over the years. He will be sorely missed. Our sympathy goes out to Jean and Wendy.

Debbie McLeod

July 10, 2020

Wendy and Brian, I want to say how sorry I was to see of your dad's passing. Bob was a great guy, always joking and with a smile on his face. I remember for graduation he promised he'd buy me a sports car, and I received a small toy car!He always made me laugh! I hope all your memories help you at this difficult time. My thoughts go out to you and your families. Debbie McLeod


July 10, 2020

We enjoyed knowing Bob (and his sense of humor) for many years at Piney Point. He was a special person and friend. We hope to see Jean once again in Florida, if at all possible.

Marlene McCarthy

July 9, 2020

Jean and Family,
Our condolences for your loss. Remembering Bob's great smile, quick wit and fun loving spirit. May you cherish the many beautiful memories of your life together. Marlene & Danny McCarthy, NOTL

Blanche Boyle

July 9, 2020

Bob could always make me smile. He will be missed.

Jean and family,
May the care and love of those around you, bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead and beyond.

Sending my love and prayers,

Theresa Ashley

July 9, 2020

We're so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Jean, you are both truly missed at Piney Point. You were both a great asset to the park. One of the best times, was when you and Bob hosted the Piney Point camping trip near St. Catherines. It was such fun with everyone making meals together. The bus outings to see the the area. Bob's fun loving nature.
Love and blessings to you and the family for your loss.
Walt &Theresa Ashley (Michigan )

Cathy (Tunnacliffe) Kostecki

July 8, 2020

So sorry to read about Bob's passing. I remember going to Uncle Fred & Aunt Beth's and he would drop in to visit with my Mom, Betty Tunnacliffe (Daw) and Aunt Isobel Brown. His sense of humour and sunny disposition was something I have always remembered. My prayers are with you and your family as you cherish his memory.
Cathy (Melville, Saskatchewan)

Wendy Munson

July 8, 2020

Dad and me at Freedom Fairways golf course in Florida in 2014. Will miss you
Wendy Munson