Merritt, Dr. Robert

Merritt, Dr. Robert

March 7th, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Merritt, at the age of 69, on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Sheree, and his family. Loving father to his children Doug Merritt (Laura) and Kelley Merritt. Brother to Linda (Gary). Proud Grandpa to Chase Hamilton and Adalynn Lee Merritt. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews, including Candace (Simon), Paul (Marnie), Kristen (Dave), Stephanie, and Susie. Predeceased by his brother Dr. Rick Merritt (Heather). Dr. Robert remained proud of starting a janitorial business in order to put himself through school resulting in him receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1974. He was a long standing member of several dental associations – ODA, LDDS and AGD. For over 15 years, Dr. Robert was involved in many advanced dental study clubs for the development of superior dental surgery techniques. He took great pride in serving his patients for 44 years – always putting their needs first with a caring, preventative approach. His greatest joy was having four generations of family in his practice. Dr. Robert loved the water and was an avid boating captain. His passions in life included piloting his own aircraft, trap shooting, scuba diving, skiing and spending time every year in his beloved Jamaica ‘San Souse’ with his wife Sheree. Dr. Robert had a true love of music and was a drummer in his own band, as well as being a back-up drummer for many big bands while going to school. The family would like to extend their appreciation to all who have sent their thoughts and prayers to him over the past few months. A special thank you to Doctors Hawel, Skaro and Lee at University Hospital and the many nurses and support staff on the 8th Floor. Also sincere thanks to all the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospice for their love and support and caring for Dr. Robert and a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Natalie Hertzman for her compassion and understanding for Dr. Robert. A celebration of Dr. Merritt’s life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dr. Robert are asked to consider The Salvation Army, Mission Services, St. Joseph’s Hospice (London) or the London Regional Cancer Program.

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Janet and Greg CarrSheree, Doug, Kelley and family....our very sincere condolences ... he will be missed. So glad we had the opportunity to visit last week. May your fond memories help you during this time of sadness. Hugs.
Renny WhippMy most sincere condolences to Bob's Family. As a classmate, I have many fond memories of Bob. We shared some memorable events that still make me smile in reflection. His passing has impacted me greatly and for this, I mourn his loss.
John BaerMy heartfelt condolences go out to you Sheree, and Bob's family. In these moments of loss, words bring very little comfort. I pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this.
Sylvia ExleyDear family, It is so sad to lose my favorite dentist! Robert was always very friendly, with a good sense of humour, and was an excellent dentist. Me and my parents are thinking of you and sending our love.
Stephen and Debra RobinsonHi Sheree, Debra and I were shocked to hear that Bob passed away last week. Bob and you were a great couple and enjoyed a wonderful life together. Bob was not only a great dentist, but a good friend for many years. Bob will be missed. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Stephen and Debbie.
Peter & Sharon LalichSheree, to you and Bob's Family our deepest condolences. It was with great sadness that we learned of Bob's passing and he will be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Don and Donna MorgenrothOur condolences to Bob's family at the loss of a true gentleman. As a classmate and colleague, he will be truly missed by us all. The class of '74 has lost another member of its family.
John and Mike McInnisVery sad to hear this. Sheree I'm shocked to hear the news and would like to pass on our deepest condolences.
Jerry & Marrilyn DakinsSad to hear the news about Bob. We always enjoyed our visit's with him and the great care he gave to us in his Dental office. I know he worked hard with Marilyn's care. He will be missed.
Diana RajalaI was very shocked and saddened to hear about Bob—he was an amazing dentist and I appreciated his kindness, sense of humour and exemplary dental skills over the last 30 years. Thinking of you, Sheree, during this very difficult time.
Ghada M.So deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Robert's passing. I always enjoyed seeing him when he came into Movati for his morning workouts..and made sure to have his towels ready for him, before he even came through the door. He will definitely be missed. Deepest condolences to all of his family.
Brock and Christy Nicolucci Doug and Kelly, Our thoughts are with you. So sorry to hear about your dad. We are thinking of your family. Love. Brock and Christy nicolucci
Larry and Christine PattersonDear Sheree and family, Larry and I were shocked to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our visits’ to the office were always more than a dental visit and will never be forgotten.
Pat and Peter RydeWe are sorry to hear of Dr Merritt's passing. He was our dentist for many years. Our condolences to Sheree and all of his family.
Ross and Karen SmithWe are heartbroken over the passing of Bob. He earned our highest respect as our dentist for many, many years and our love as a kind and caring person. Our thoughts are with Sheree and his family at this difficult time.
Larry LyonsSheree, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. It’s been so many years since I first met him through my brother. Not only had he been my dentist for decades, but a trip to his office was always more like going to visit an old friend. He’ll be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you.
Sean Sweeney and Mary JaneWe are very sorry to hear this news....please accept our most Sincere Condolences. We are thinking about you all today....Sean and Mary Jane.
Karen WhitneyDear Sheree, I am so sorry to hear of Roberts’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sadness. I send my deepest condolences.
Darren and Melissa BrayDoug, Kelly and Sheree, Sending our sincere condolences
Jo Anne De WildeMy Dear Sheree my heart is breaking for you. It was a blessing for me to see you and Robert so happy together. There is nothing I can say to lessen the pain. May God keep you strong as you go through this "valley of tears" Please know you are not alone in your sorrow. As always love, Jo Anne
Lori and Tony Da SilvaSheree and family, our sincere condolences.
Cathy TimmsSorry for your loss, sad to hear of Bob's passing. We sat knee to knee from 1981 to 1989, he was a great dentist. With respect, Cathy Timms, former dental assistant.
Mark KearneyI was shocked to hear this news about Bob. He was my dentist for about 30 years. My condolences to Sheree and all of his family.
MaryEllen and Martyn SmithSheree, Martyn and I, Jaclyn and Jenna are thinking of you fondly at this time. It was a shock to hear of Bob's passing. We so appreciate the wonderful relationship we had with you and Bob and the excellent dental care we received. Take care until we see you again.
Barbara and David WhiteSheree Sending our deepest condolences.
Kim McIntyre ,Alexis,Riley,JadelynSheree and family, With heartfelt condolences for the passing of Dr.Bob. We belonged to his dental family 3 generations. He will be sadly missed.
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