Galbraith, Robert 'Rob' Todd

Galbraith, Robert 'Rob' Todd

September 5th, 2020

 

June 21, 1982 - September 5, 2020

 

Peacefully and surrounded by his family, on Saturday September 5, 2020 in his 39th year, after a courageous, 16-month battle with colon cancer. Loving husband and best friend of Kristen, and Daddy to Blake Peter, 2½, and Tessa Robyn, 9 months. His family was his absolute pride and joy. Cherished son of Doug & Tree Galbraith, and brother to Scott & Sonya and Dan & Caity. Affectionately known as silly Uncle Herb to Charlotte, Emmy & Nicholas, Avery & Sullivan and newborn Addison. Herb was loved by many family and friends. He touched and brightened lives with his love and presence. Beloved son-in-law of Michael & Marilyn Scott, and brother-in-law to Taryn & Joe Geurts, Jordan & Meghan Scott and Steven Scott. Rob delighted in watching his children play and grow. Although his time with them was short, his faith was strong and his legacy will last a lifetime. Everyone loved ‘Herbie’; he was kind, thoughtful and very social with a competitive spirit. He made many friends over the years through school, hockey, baseball and later softball. The family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at LHSC, the London Regional Cancer Program, VON Middlesex-Elgin Site (Cherryhill) and St. Joseph's Hospice - London. The support of Holy Family and St. George Parishes has been greatly appreciated. Finally, a sincere thank you to our families, friends and neighbours for their prayers and support through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, Rob and Kristen request that contributions be made to the Bethanys Hope Foundation, where both serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Registration is required to attend the visitation at Westview Funeral Chapel.

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Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, https://thebao.ca/registrars-directive-changes-to-funeral-and-visitation-attendance/ attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory.

 

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Book of Condolences

Ron & Glenda LindenfieldKristen & Family There are no words, we love you and you are in our prayers, we will be watching the funeral with virtual hugs and condolences, Rest In Peace Courageous Rob Sincerely Cousins Ron & Glenda Lindenfield
Jan Swartman and the GirlsOur deepest condolences to Kristen and all the Galbraith Families. May your deep family love and memories comfort you somehow, at this very difficult time. We are so sorry Rob was taken from you, far too soon. Many hugs and much love.
Terrie and John MullenOur heartfelt sympathy. We will be watching on Saturday. Blessings to your whole family. Fond memories of Rob being a great hockey fan. May he Rest In Peace. Terrie and John
Tracey (Lord) LeClairI knew Herb from our time at McDonalds- I last saw him in person about 10 years ago when he agreed to be my First Aid buddy in a class together. Always approachable and kind, funny(so funny!) and liked by all who had the blessing of knowing him. My condolences to the entire family- your strength will help you share his memory. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Xo
Glenn & Sue RollingsOur sincere sympathy to the Scott family.
Grant & Susan McMurrayDear Galbraith family, We are so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Your whole family has always been a beautiful, caring family. Your involvement in the St George & St Theresa communities over the years has been outstanding. Our hearts go out to you. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
Jay La RochelleDear Galbraith family, I was very saddened to hear of Rob's passing and I send my deep sympathies. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lisa (Gibbs) FordI am so sorry to hear of Herb's passing. It was always such a delight to work with him at McDonald's. His sense of humour was incredible and could break the tension of a difficult day in the blink of an eye. He was such a kind soul, so caring and down to Earth. He had a light in his eyes that conveyed true joy. My heart goes out to all of you in this time of sorrow. May your memories help heal your hearts and bring you strength in the days and weeks to come.
Chris and Elaine MelchersKeeping your family in our thoughts and prayers, now and always.
Mike RomanchukWe are so sorry to hear about the passing of Rob. Our prayers and condolences go out to the entire family during this difficult time.
Pete and Laura McLeanRob may have lost the war on this terrible illness but his role and legacy as a husband, father, son, brother and everyone else will never be beat. He was one of a kind but his memory will live on in his beautiful children. We will always have you in our thoughts as you make your way through this sad time. Sending you our hugs.
Laura and Rick HouseOur sincere condolences to the family on Herb’s passing. We had the pleasure of seeing Herb with his lovely son at my grandsons birthday the end of November of 2019. He was always smiling and his friends that we also there for the birthday party were so happy to see him. He had such a presence that no matter where he was he lit up the room and people always wanted to be near him. He will not be forgotten and the memories of all the shenanigans over the years will be remembered. He was a legend. Rest in Peace Rob Rick and Laura House
Tony & Laura KerwinTo the Galbraith Family, We are so saddened at the loss of Herb. Herb made an impact on the Kerwin family. He was Rich’s longest friendship and his first friend when we moved to London. He spent so much time in our home, going to the beach, and so much more that he actually felt like one of our own kids. Herb has left a legacy behind with his huge heart, fun spirit and easy going personality and while he was super fun, he also deeply cared about all. He truly made a wonderful mark on so many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Gail ClarkeI would like express my sincere sympathy to the entire Galbraith family. My thoughts are with you all Gail Clarke
Lori and Dennis DaniTo The Galbraith family we send you our condolences. We were deeply saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. May memories, family and faith comfort you at this difficult time. Lori and Dennis Dani
Helen HartwickDoug Tree and family Thinking of you at this sad time Helen
Christopher DyrdaOur thoughts are with the entire Galbraith clan at this difficult time. Chris and Karen Dyrda
Barry and Bonnie DoddDear Doug, Tree & family Our sincere condolences on the loss of Herb. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Diane &Roger PopeOur thoughts and prayers are with you Kristen and your beautiful family! We’re heartbroken that Rob didn’t get to enjoy a full life with you and the children. It’s very hard to accept why this has happened but we wish you peace and love. Cling to your faith and the love of your family and friends.
Diane (Dee) & Tim CussonDear Kristen, We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your lovely Rob. You and your family are in our thoughts and hearts. We truly hope the special memories you have made together will continue bring you peace and love.
NormSuzanne and I feel deeply for your loss. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the hope of finding some peace filled moments. Love Norm & Suezie
Toinette ParisioDear Tree and family, I am touched by your loss of your son Rob. I am so sorry. My prayers are for you and family. I wish you strength for the painful journey of grief. blessings
Connie PardoKristen and family. It was 2 years ago I met you and you precious baby Blake at your grandmother's place. I am so sad for this unbearable loss of your husband and best friend, Rob. May you go forward with the strength and the resilience that our family is capable of in such difficult times. Love, cousin Connie
Pauline AvanesiDear Kristen, My thoughts are so with you and the long journey of grief that you are forced to endure. Please be good to yourself. My condolences. Your cousin Pauline
Rocco DiCiccoDoug, Tree, Scott, Dan and Family, thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. May your strong family foundation give you strength. My sincere condolences. Rocco.
Carolyn BassettOur hearts ache for you Doug and Tree. Kimberley was lucky this past year to win her battle with cancer. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love Carolyn, Wes, Kim, and Erick
Andy and Rose VisOur sincere condolences to Kristen , Blake and Tessa , along with the whole family. Rob will be missed by so many , our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.Gone from this earth but cherished in our memories, never forgotten. Sincerely Andy and Rose and all of our family.
Meghan KoczwaraMy deepest condolences to the family. You are in my prayers. Sending love and big hugs your way. Xoxoxoxo Love Little Chipmunk ❤❤❤
Andy and Rose VisOur sincere condolences to Kristen , Blake and Tessa , along with the whole family. Rob will be missed by so many , our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.Gone from this earth but cherished in our memories, never forgotten. Sincerely Andy and Rose and all of our family.
Sandra BrownDoug, Tree and the entire Galbraith Family - Words cannot express my sympathies at this most difficult time for you all. Take comfort in the many beautiful memories you will all share about your time with Rob. He will live on in those two beautiful children. Sincerely Sandra Brown and Family
John & Barb McAlpine and familyOur deepest condolences to Rob's family at this very difficult time.
Vann RobsonMy deepest sympathy to your family during this unbelievably difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Leon LachtermanDoug Galbraith and family. Please accept my deepest condolences and sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in the love aroud you.
(Funny Jonny )Vanderzwan and Sue BradnamDear Kristen, Blake and Tessa, It has been a true gift to get to know you and your loving family, and as neighbours ,to witness the strength of that bond that has held you all together, through Rob’s illness.Our thoughts are with you all
Shirley AndrazaDear Doug and family, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers and may the love that surrounds you and your family help to ease the pain. I will be watching the service on Saturday.
Brian & Sandra HaymanOur thoughts and prayers go out to all the Galbraith and Scott families. Such a difficult last year and a half. Rob was such a friendly, loving, larger than life personality. He will be missed by many.
Kenda AllenMy deepest sympathy to all the Galbraith family in the loss of Rob. There will always be avoid without him. The sorrow will not go away but will become easier with time. Keep him ever close in your hearts by sharing the great memories of the gifts he gave during his short time on earth. May the loving support of your family guide you through the days ahead.
Deb & Bill ShaddickDoug and Family: We were so sorry to read of Rob's passing. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time.
Hina Bhatt - Franklin Empire Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you Kristen and your family. Wishing you comfort during this difficult time , and my deepest sympathies go to you and your family. Prayers for you !!!!
Terry NuttallDoug and Tree: My deepest sympathy. May God comfort you and your family during this very difficult time. You are in my prayers,
Lydia HayesMy deepest sympathy's to both the Galbraith family and Scott family. This is a true loss, Rob was a joy to know and he brighten everyone's life. Kristen my prayers are with you and the kids, may your memories bring you comfort.
Mary WolterbeekKristen may you take comfort in the memories you have and your beautiful children and family that will surround you with love everyday. Hugs
The Lawson'sWe are sorry to hear of the loss of Rob and we are thinking of your family during this difficult time. Take comfort in the good memories.
Tina (Cudmore) PainterI worked with Rob when we were teenagers at McDonald's. The thing I remember most about him is that he always smiled, always seemed happy. Rob was so friendly and laughed so easily, a true role model for how life ought to be lived. To his family and close friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry you've lost someone so special.
Bob, Janet and Ben KoczwaraOur deepest sympathies and condolences as you grieve this tremendous loss. May the many happy memories help you through this difficult time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim PalmerMy deepest sympathy on the loss of Rob. I always enjoyed being with him at the Bethanys Hope Foundation Board meetings. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Tom & Judy Vermue Doug Tree and Family, We are deeply saddened by your loss of Rob. Our sincere condolences to you and all who loved and knew him. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Judy Vermue
Peter McInnesI would like to extend my sympathies to Rob's family. I knew him through his work and we always enjoyed a good laugh. I will miss his sense of humour. I know he had a strong sense of family and loved being a dad. He will be missed.
Sharon CraigScott, I am so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. My heartfelt sympathy goes to you and your family.
Joyce SovereignDear Kristen And Family I do not know you personally,but have known your Dad all his life and long time friends of your Grandma and Grandpa Scott. Just wanted to send my sincere sympathy to you on the death of your husband ,and son in-law Mike and Marilyn. I am so sorry ,may God comfort each one of you in these very sad times and in the days to come. Joyce
Lionel SantosKristen and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. I had the pleasure of getting to know Rob through work over the past few years and in that time, it was easy to see that Rob was a kind and gentle soul. I will always remember him smiling, laughing and making sure that everyone in the office was in a good mood. The world is a better place because he was in it. He will truly be missed.
Joanne VanDeursenKristen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your children and your extended family during this time. Life gives us so many happy times and yet so many trials and challenges as well. People will always tell you that we become stronger as a result of all our life experiences, but it doesn't make it any easier at the time when these things are happening to see through that. I know you have a lot of family love and support around you and I hope you are able to pull on this when you need it most.
Claudette DenommeDear Tree and family, I am so sad to hear of the passing of your son. My heart aches for you. I am thinking of you and sending love and hugs.
Brent & Karen PymDoug & Tree and family, our love and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Hugs to you all xo
Corinne PettitKristen, Blake, Tessa, Galbraith and Scott family, I am sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Martha and Brian SinasacDear Tree and Doug, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful son, Rob. Please know your many memories of his bright life will carry you through the difficult days ahead. Our prayers are with you now and always. May he Rest In Peace.
Shannon SimlerI worked with Herb at McDonalds and although that was 15 years ago I still remember how funny and energetic he was. He always knew how to light up a room. I am so sad to hear about this loss and leaving such young children behind. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
Suhanya DevarajanDear Tree, I'm so sorry to hear your son Rob's passing.Heartfelt condolences goes to you and your family. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Suhanya Devarajan
Paul & Kristina RutledgeWe are very sorry to hear of Rob's passing , and can't imagine the loss you all must feel. We send our deepest condolences, and will keep you in our thoughts.
Bill and Karen MorrisonDoug and Tree we are so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts, prayers and hugs from our Family to yours.
David and Mag Yost and familyDear Galbraith family, We are so deeply saddened hearing of Rob’s passing. I hope all the wonderful memories will keep you strong during this time of sadness. We have many fond memories of Rob and his brothers and all the fun the boys had. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Take good care, Dave and Mag Yost and family.
Rita NicholsonCondolences to you and your family . You are in my thoughts and prayers .He will be forever in your hearts 💞
Elma ConnorDoug and Tree, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your dear son Rob. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Ray and Joëlle ArmstrongDoug, Tree and Family: We have many wonderful memories of Herb both as a young boy and also as a young man. Many of those memories are from the many times he spent at our cottage. He had a personality that was larger than life! We are very, very saddened by his passing and we will always carry him in our hearts💕! Our deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Ted & Sue VeldmanTo Tree,Doug and the entire Galbraith family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you keep Robbie alive in your wonderful memories of all the great times together. Thinking of you all in this most difficult time 💔
David and Mary StanfordTo Marilyn and Mike we were so sorry to hear about the loss of your son-in -law. May you and your family be surrounded in love and wonderful memories "May God .him in the palm of his hand". Many blessings be upon you and your family at this difficult time; You are in our prayers!
Peter and Mari-Lee McGuireKristen and family, our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Thea TurpinThere is no greater pain than the loss of a loved one. We will never know why God decided that Rob's time on earth should be ended but we hope that the memories you have created will help ease the pain and suffering and give you strength to move forward. Thinking of you and sending hugs!! Ron and Thea Turpin
Ian BoydDoug and Tree I know how much family means to you and it breaks all our hearts to know what happened. You are a very strong family with amazing values that people look up to. Stay strong and lean on your friends and family. We are here for you!!!
Dee CunningDear Tree, Doug and family, my prayers are with all of you. No one can know the huge, deep hole left in your hearts unless it has been experienced. Len loved watching the boys play hockey, the hockey talk with Doug in the arenas and the social gatherings you hosted at your home post hockey seasons all those many years ago. Dee
Shawn Clifford and Anna Pye-CliffordDoug and Tree, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful son. God bless.
Christine and Peter RutledgeDoug, Tree, Scott, and Dan we are thinking of you. Hopefully over time the fun that we all had at the arena or ball park will be some of your first thoughts.
Jeni & Tristan PawluchDear Kristen & Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of such a vibrant and kind soul. Although only knowing Rob for a short time, his kindness, generosity, and often guidance made one feel like you knew him for years. He often gave so much, without expecting anything in return. Rob is an example of how to live life, and he will be sorely missed. A wonderful colleague, a fantastic friend, and an great man. May the wings of angels guide you and your family through this difficult time, and may Rob be at peace.
Shawn Clifford and Anna Pye-CliffordDoug and Tree, our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beautiful son. God bless.
Mary-Jane Dave RenwickWe are saddened by the loss of one of your angels...... you are all in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏽Lots of love Dave and Jane
John-Paul DankoScott and family - I am so sorry about the loss of your brother. I can't imagine the pain and sorrow you're feeling right now.
Peter and Paula LuchakTree, Doug and the entire family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We are truly saddened for your loss and please know we have been thinking so much about the entire family and especially Rob.
Jeremy and Cindy ChanScott, Dan and Galbraith family, Cindy and I were so sad to hear of the news about Herb. We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Janet and Erwin LanausDoug, Tree and all of the family. Our most sincere condolences at this very difficult time. You will be in our thoughts. Words cannot begin to express the sorrow we feel for you and will hope your strong family support will help you through.
Ron & Karen MurdochWith our love and heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bill and Fran galbraithOur sincere sympathy to your whole family.
Becky BulszaTo the Galbriath Family: May God grant you some peace to heal your hurting hearts. My condolences on the loss of Rob.
Susan EvaIt is with a heavy heart that I send condolences, and am deeply saddened that I am unable to be present for Rob's service. I will be live-streaming, and am grateful for the opportunity to be present in that format. Sending much love and virtual hugs to everyone. "Herb" was truly one of the "good guys" and will be missed by more than we can know.
Jean Grady and familyWe are sad beyond words for your heartbreaking loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that your happy memories and strong faith will help to ease your pain.
Dinnna VazDear Kristen and family, please accept my deepest condolences. My heart breaks for all of you at the loss of such a special person as dear Rob was. I have had the privilege of working along side Rob for the past several years and his smile was never bigger then when he was speaking of his wife and children. May you find peace and comfort from each other and strength from God during these difficult times. Rob was loved deeply and he will be missed by many. He touched many lives and had a truly kind and beautiful soul.
John MacKinnonMy sincere condolences to the Galbraith family for your loss. Remember the good times you shared Rob during his life. He will be missed by all who knew him and loved him.
Stella Anne MurrayTree Doug and family, Our heartfelt condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers God bless you Stella and Peter Myers and family
Craig and Dagmar McCollOur deepest sympathies to the Galbraith families at this very sad time.
John Tweedie & Joan MurrayCaity & Dan & family...Our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
Joan Cunningham & familyMichael, Marilyn Scott & family...we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are thinking of your family in this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tim QuinlanThinking of Herb and all the Galbraiths. My heart breaks for you guys. Herb was the best. My heartfelt sympathies to everyone who loved the guy.
Stephanie BulszaI haven't seen Rob since high school, but I remember him fondly. Even back when we were kids at St. Theresa, I knew he'd grow up to be one of the good ones. Affable, funny, sociable, caring... he will be missed. Galbraith family and friends, I'm so sorry for your untimely loss.
Ken and Carrie McAlpineIt sadness the the hearts of all who know Rob and his families as you say your final goodbyes! It is a true loss! We hope you can find comfort and peace in time as you cherish the memories, and the love that comes from such a loving family gives you strength.
Lisa StokleyDoug and family...so sorry to hear about the passing of Rob. Thinking about you at this difficult time and remember...look to the sky for the rainbows 🌈
Tim & Anna ListonTree & Doug, and Herb’s beautiful family, please accept our deepest condolences on your loss of Herb. It was a privilege to have been part of his extended circle through his friendship with Craig. I still see him on the diamond, at the plate turning to give his signature grin before taking another swing. He will be missed.
Ruth & Michael Antoniuk Tree, Doug and family, Our sincere condolences for the passing of your beloved Rob. May the love of family and friends, and all the incredible memories you have, give you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Our hearts are truly breaking for you.
Angela SchembriDoug and family sorry for your loss. Remember all the happy memories you shared together. My deepest condolences.
Tim HockeyDoug, Scott, Dan - while I didn't know Rob, your good friend Tony Kerwin reached out and let me know of his passing. I lost my mother from colon cancer (after she licked it 3 times first, though!) and just recently my father as well. Incredibly tough times that we're living through, and losing a loved one just adds to the surreality of it all. We're just not supposed to outlive our kids, Doug. Please accept my condolences, and I have no doubt that you've got a full tribe around you to support you through this all. Warmest regards...
Tracey DunleavyDoug, Tree and family, we send you our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Heather ShipleyKristen and family, I am so sorry to hear of Rob's passing. All my interactions with Rob was nothing but positive. You could tell instantly that he had a fun and outgoing personality who welcomes all. My condolences, I am thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.
jeremy grattonSo sorry for your loss, Thoughts and prayers.
Jackie PauleyDoug, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and all of your family during this difficult time.
Neil ShipleyKristen and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rob. He was a such a kind man and a pleasure to be around. Our thoughts are with the entire Scott and Galbraith families.
Freshta AizimiDan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Rob, I have heard how amazing and kind he was. May God give him wings and a special place in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Mike, Karen and Jacob O'DellDoug and Tree, we are saddened to hear of Rob's passing. We extend our deepest condolences to you and your family during this sad time.
Ed CondonKristen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.
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