Matthews, Robert T. 'Bob'

March 13th, 2018

Peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Edwina Maria Matthews. Loving father of Arthur Matthews and his wife Theresa. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Alysha, Leah, Katrina (Mark), Natasha, Aaron (Alison), Richard (Wendy), Sean (Debbie), and Robert (Flora). Proud great-grandfather to nine great-grandchildren. Father of Anita Depooter and her husband Martin. Sadly missed by his extended family and friends both in Canada and Northern Ireland. Predeceased by daughter Laurene Laird. Robert was an Irish Champion in both 350cc and 500cc Grand Prix Motorcycle. He immigrated to Canada in 1966 and worked as a millwright in Local Union 1592, while owning a successful manufacturing business. The memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Health Sciences Foundation Cancer Program would be greatly appreciated.

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Harry & Cheryl TughanOur deepest sympathy to all the family. We have many fond and happy memories of Bob and shared many laughs with him over the years. Rest In Peace dear friend.
Voyageur TransportationArthur, Theresa, Amanda, Alysha & Leah, Sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this time. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you. Love from all of us at Voyageur
Mark K“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” Dear Arthur, Teresa and family Sorry for your tremendous loss.....he was a very special man. My prayers go out to all of you.
Sandi & Stew BernhardtArthur, Theresa, Amanda, Alysha & Leah, our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Try to remember that it does get easier over time and the memories will be of all the happy times you had with Bob.
Stan, Ute & The Fisher CorporationOur deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time.
Deb &LynArthur, Theresa, Amanda, Alysha and Leah Our sincerest condolences to you all in the loss of your dad and grandfather. Over the years, we enjoyed spending time with him at many of the Wilken family gatherings. We will remember him with fondness. Deb & Lyn
Robin BarnesDear Matthews family, I was so sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Matthews father. It is always hard to lose a parent. My thoughts are with you all. Robin (First Student/Laidlaw) Barnes
Daniel Lefcoe and Cheryl ZilliDear Arthur and Theresa and Family: We send our condolences and wish you confort in dealing with the loss of someone so dear. Daniel and Cheryl.
Fred and Leslie BlumasDearest Arthur Theresa and family: Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you on the sad passing of your father. Your memories will never fade and they will give you strength and peace of mind while helping you through these sad times. Fred and Leslie
Doreen Moss (Bruce) MossDear Arthur and Anita sorry to read about the death of your father Bob just read about it in the Bangor Spectator newspaper. How the years have flown remember you all well as I was never out of your homes when I was a child from age 6 until about 20 years of age. I was Laurene's best friend too for a number of early years and fondly remember both your lovely mother Maria and Bob. My father whom you will remember Dougie Bruce was a friend of Bob they used to go to the TT races in the Isle of Man many years ago. How short our lives are and sadly we lost contact with you all when you went to Canada. I am sure Bob was well loved and cared for by your extended family, so many grandchildren. My thoughts and condolences are with you all at this sad time. God Bless xx Doreen Moss nee Bruce ex Princetown Road, Bangor. N.Ireland.
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