Wittland,  Robert ‘Bob’

Wittland, Robert ‘Bob’

April 16th, 2020

Of London, passed peacefully in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his beloved family, on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the age of 71. Born on February 22, 1949, in Herford, Germany. Bob is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Sue Wittland, of 52 years; their two sons, Steve and Christopher (Shannon); Three cherished grandchildren, Sydney, Chase, and Andie; his sister, Irene Wood; and by many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his brother, the late Jerry Wittland. Bob is also missed by many incredible, and devoted lifelong friends, many of which were a part of why his life was so fulfilled and complete. A special ‘thank you’ to the many health care workers at Victoria Hospital – Cancer Clinic and Dr. Gillis for the compassionate care and support given throughout Bob’s eight-year battle with multiple myeloma – many bouts of which he won. Bob was a truly formidable opponent, beating many odds and overcoming many challenges of the disease - a true soldier! A Celebration of Life will be arranged at a future date where family and friends can share together all of their wonderful memories. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program. 

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Wynn and SandySue...Our hearts go out to you, Steve, Chris and Shannon and family....so many happy memories.....
Linda and LindseyBob, I have no words that can come close to expressing my feelings, knowing you have gone on your journey to the other side. You were such a kind, compassionate, considerate and selfless man. Your love for your family was a love they will carry with them into many tomorrows. Your strength gave us strength as your life’s journey shortened but yet that smile never diminished. You never put yourself first no matter how good or how bad the days played out. All you wanted was smiles not tears and we will all stay strong together knowing that you are watching over us……………until we meet again. Love Linda and Lindsey Findlay
WendyReidOur hearts go out to you Sue, Steve, Chris (Shannon) and the grandchildren. Bob was beloved by the Reid's very much. He was a joyful, generous and kind man who supported our family countless times. He was and will remain an incredible inspiration to our family. With our deepest sorrows and all of our Love... Wendy; Rob; Nevin; Ethan and Aaron Reid.
Wendy ReidOur hearts go out to you Sue, Steve, Chris (Shannon) and the grandchildren. Bob was beloved by the Reid's very much. He was a joyful, generous and kind man who supported our family countless times. He was and will remain an incredible inspiration to our family. With our deepest sorrows and all of our Love... Wendy; Rob; Nevin; Ethan and Aaron Reid.
Karen and JonathanUncle Bob, the circle of love around you is big and far-reaching because of who you were and all those you have touched. I remember our long talks, your thoughtful insight and advice, going back many years...and trying to one-up you on the jokes (I never could - you even did the accents!) - Karen Aunt Sue, Steve, Chris and Family, our hearts break for you, our thoughts are with you, and we send you all our love and support.
Dorothy BowlbyMy heart goes out to you and the boys on the passing of Bob, husband, father and best friend, know that you are in my thoughts.
Rick & DeenaDear Family, Gone too soon. What a great legacy Bob left his family and friends! In the face of adversity he demonstrated courage, perseverance and a positive attitude. Happy trails to you. Love, Rick & Deena
Will and Shannon GilesWe are thinking of you all during this time. We recall Bob as friendly man, with a great smile, who had a knack for telling stories. May all your many good memories provide you with some comfort ❤️
Ken & Nancy BennettPlease accept our deepest condolences to you and your family at this time. Ken really enjoyed and appreciated Bobs friendship throughout the years
Joanne Wilson, Dave Swalwell.Sue and family. We send our condolences to you. We knew Bob as a warm, sincere and genuine person, and were always happy to be included in social times with him and Sue. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Hugs and prayers to you.
Chuck &ShirleyOur friendship has been one of the treasures in our life. At this truly hard time you know you and your family are loved by many. Bob was an exceptional person, he accepted each step with such courage. Our sympathy Chuck & Shirley
Mike & Tracy SteeleOur deepest condolences. Bob's friendly smile will definitely be missed in the neighbourhood. Your whole family will be in our prayers. Mike & Tracy
Chris WittlandDad I am incredibly proud and overwhelmed by how many people you have influenced in your lifetime. You have shown me how to be the son, father, husband, friend and person that I want to be. I will miss you and will continue to hold onto your strengths and values. I am broken now but I know you will pick me up when I am ready. This is not goodbye, it's see you later Dad. I love you. To everyone- I cannot thankyou enough for your kind words and thoughts for us. I think of all of you and hope you stay safe and look forward to meeting and sharing your memories of such great times we had with dad. Happy to meet, sorry to part, happy to meet again. Chris
Andie WittlandPapa I miss you incredibly already but I know you are at peace and having a blast on that boat with Uncle Jerry that grandma never wanted you to get, while smiling and watching down on us all. You were such a compassionate, generous, joyful and all around amazing man. You were the best grandpa to Syd, Chase and I and we are so grateful for everything you did for us over the years. You stayed so strong and did so good, that amazing smile gave all of us strength right up until your last breath and we cannot thank you enough. I miss all of your stories and jokes that you loved to tell and our conversations that could’ve went on forever. Papa, you touched so many people throughout your lifetime and the amount of support around grandma and the family is unbelievable. I will do my best to make you even more proud of me than you already are and I’m sure grandma, Uncle Steve, Dad, Shan, Chase and Syd will do the same. Live it up, up there... until we meet again papa, I love you. See you again, D
Lisa Rulton I am so sorry for you loss Sue, Chris and Steve and the rest of the family he will be missed by so many 😥😥😥❤❤❤❤
Steve CharetteI met Bob when he owned Mr. Beer on Dundas St. ''Come brew with Uncle Bob.'' What a great guy he was. Everybody loved him. I even used to bring my young daughter in and he taught her how to make pop. My condolences to his family.
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