Broderick, Bob

Broderick, Bob

October 30th, 2015

Unexpectedly, in the early hours of October 30, 2015, Bob Broderick passed away in the comfort of his home in Old South. Bob was born March 2, 1945 in St. Catharines, Ontario and raised in Exeter, Ontario and was the loving son of Harold and Helen Broderick. As soon as he was able, Bob moved to the big city to study hair dressing, an art he mastered and continued to perform until his retirement in 2010. Bob opened his first salon in the late ‘60s and was very proud of his vast clientele of business leaders, politicians, members of the local media and most importantly, his friends, their children and grandchildren. When Bob’s name is mentioned in conversation around London, it doesn’t take very long for someone to raise their hand and claim themselves as one of his many satisfied customers from over the years. Bob will be dearly missed by the love of his life, Debbie Broderick, his daughters, Aimee Wilson and Leslee Miller, and son D.J. Williams as well as his grandchildren Nolan Miller and Jake and Jolee Wilson who he was very proud to be known as “Bobpa” to. He will also be remembered as a wonderful and supportive father-in-law to Rod Miller, Tim Wilson and Natalie Williams. Bob and Debbie were blessed with many life-long friends in London and around the world who influenced their lives and the family would like to offer special thanks to Joan McNaughton, Jocelyn Sears and Carole Richardson who have provided immediate support, encouragement and love during this difficult time. A “Celebration of Bob’s Life” will be held on Friday, November 6th, 2015 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at HIGHLAND COUNTRY CLUB, 1922 Highland Heights, London where Debbie and Bob spent many years making memories on and off the golf course. Friends are encouraged to join the family to reminisce and share stories about a class act and a gentleman who made us all look good!  Those wishing to make a donation in Bob’s memory are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Kelley and Jason BartlettDebbie, Aimee, Leslee, D.J. and family, We can't tell you how sorry we are for your loss especially when so unexpected. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kelley, Jason, Erin and Wilson
Marianne DavisDebbie My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you at such a difficult time. Bob was such a great guy and we will miss him. Love Marianne
Eva BartschDear Friend Debbie: I was so sorry to learn of Bob's sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Rita Huebner (Masse)Dear Debbie & family, In this time of sadness, may you see God in the faces of friends, hear Him in their voices, feel Him in the touch of their hands. Hope it helps to know that God is holding Bob in His arms and holding you, in His heart. A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in your heart. Nothing can take away the love a heart holds, dear fond memories linger every day, remembrance keeps them near. Please accept my deepest condolences and may warm memories and friendship give you comfort and strength.
Rita Craig and Steve HodginsDear Debbie Our sincere condolences to you and the family for your loss. He will be missed.
Kathleen Gavin (Denomy)Leslee, Aimee, Debbie, Joan and extended family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bob will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends. Thinking of you at this time.
George GodboltLois and I send our sincere condolences. Bob and I were friends from elementary school days and I will miss our chats whenever and wherever we met over all those years. Bob's great smile and gentler demeanour will be missed by all.
Marje Crowe (Bondarchuk)Dear Debbie, DJ and family~ I am saddened to hear of Bob's unexpected passing and so sorry for your loss. You are in my heart and in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Elaine and Jim TomlinsonDear Debbie, So very sorry to hear of Bob's passing Our sincere condolences to you and all the family
Ron and Betty EichenbergerDebbie, D.J. and family, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Bob's sudden passing. May many wonderful memories help comfort you at this difficult time. Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.
Lynda & Steve LakomskiDear Debbie and families, Steve and I were extremely saddened by learning of Bob's passing. We have wonderful memories of Bob and will cherish them. Please know our love and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Judy (Jory) HaywardTo all of Bob's family and extended family, As another chapter closes, I will remember Bob as a member of our family as well. Such a nice, kind man. Most sincerely from Judy and Dan
Sherrie BroderickDear Family Such a tragic and sudden loss to comprehend. A man who loved life, travel, and his Family. My deepest condolences as you come to terms with your grief.
Mike and Mary O'HaganDear Debbie -- Mike and I are so saddened to hear of your dear Bob's sudden passing. It was always apparent how much he adored you, and his quiet gentle ways were something I always admired. He will be missed by your many friends. You have so many happy wonderful memories of your life together, and this will bring you comfort. Sending our sincere condolences to you and all your family, Debbie. Mary & Mike
Bill and Anne TewI am saddened by Bob's sudden loss and offer his family my full support. Sincerely, Dr. Bill Tew
Richard and Gail WalkerOld friends make forever memories. Sincere condolences to Debbie and family at this time, thinking of all of you.
Gayle Adams (Urquhart)Although I had not seen Bob for years, I am saddened by his passing. He was always such a gentleman and I have very fond memories of him. We ran into each other a lot in the 60's through our mutual social circles. I always liked how he smiled with his mouth and his eyes. My condolences to his family for their devastating loss.
John & Joan LegerWe share your sorrow, for we have lost a dear friend and want to remember all the good times.Love and sympathy to you and your Family.
Robert ElfordDebbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you. My earliest memory is meeting Bob at Bud Gowan's in the men's hair shop. Over the years I have enjoyed all our conversations. I agree he was a class act and made us all look good. Thanks Bob! Unfortunately, we are away and will miss "The celebration of Bob's life". Bob Elford
Terri-Lynn BrownAimee, Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. Terri-Lynn
Cathy & Fred CullDear Debbie, Joan, Aimee, Leslie and extended family: Fred and I sent our sincere condolences. We have very fond memories of Bob..a true gentle man in every sense of the word. May all the memories be a source of strength and comfort for you.
Marilynne (Peter) McCarreyWords are never adequate in moments like these. My heart goes out to Bobs family. I will always have good memories of past times. Bob was our best man in 1972 and unfortunately, my husband Peter passed July 2014, but I am sure he and Bob are sharing stories of better times. My condolences to Bobs family and friends.
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