Trowbridge, Robert 'Bob' William

Trowbridge, Robert 'Bob' William

September 28th, 2020

After a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease, Robert William Trowbridge passed away peacefully, surrounded by love, on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Dearness Home, London. Born May 28, 1940, Bob was the only child of the late Rev. Robert King Trowbridge and the late Eleanor Oxley Trowbridge. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy (née Conquergood), and his much loved daughters of whom he was so proud, Jennifer and Elizabeth, and their spouses, Michael Kiers and Steven Mews. For Bob, family was everything and he especially loved his grandchildren Brooklyn, Harrison, Jasper, Claire, Della and Sophie. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law Lois Hall and Janet Conquergood, brother-in-law Vernon Hall, and their families. Dear friend of Doug and Karen Arnold. A graduate of both Waterloo (Hons. BA, MA) and Western (Althouse College) Universities, Bob was an educator and lover of history and politics, with a distinguished career with both the Halton County and Greater Essex County District School Boards. Outside the classroom, he served on the local and provincial Political Action Committee of the OSSTF. Bob and Nancy spent 41 wonderful years as residents of Essex County, moving to London in 2011 to be closer to family and specialized medical care. A heartfelt “thanks” goes out to the staff of the Dearness Home, particularly 5E for their care and compassion over the last years. Many thanks to Dorothy Green for being there for Bob when Nancy couldn’t be. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, his family will honour Bob with a gathering at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. 

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Joanne PattersonDear Nancy and family, I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I knew he had struggled for the last few years . I remember him fondly as a colleague at General Amherst and as a friend when I worked with you at the Sew and Sew. May he finally find peace. I will be thinking of you in the coming days and hope that you find solace in your family and friends. Fondly, Joanne
Brooklyn MewsHello grandpa we will miss you forever. I love you forever
Claire MewsI miss you grandpa
Linda & Brad Stevenson Sending condolences, Nancy to you and your Family!
Carolyn WilliamsTo Nancy and family, Deepest condolences extended to you as you grieve and honor the final passing from this life to the next of your dear husband and father. Those who know you and care about you shall join together to lift you up in prayer for strength and peace and send a blessing that Bob is now finally able to rest in peace without confusion, worry or fear.
Dorothy GreenNancy my deepest sympathy to you and your family. He loved to talk history, old movies, Blue Jays, Maple Leafs and Boston Red Sox’s. He was so proud of the accomplishments of his two daughters, son-in-laws and his grandchildren. Treasure your memories. Rest In Peace Bob.
Patricia MilneNancy. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband Bob. I remember him from Conquergood reunions at Balsam Lake. May he Rest In Peace.
Nina St.GermainJen & Nancy, My deepest condolences to you and the family. Love & light.
Shirley LowesNancy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
Bill GoldBob's big voice will be remembered by the participants and staff of the Parkinson's Exercise class at Parkwood. Always a lively group and discussion when Bob was in class. A true pleasure to have known and worked with him. Our condolences.
Brad and Cori GigunSo sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. Much love from the Gigun family.
Alan and Marlene WrightOur thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and your family We will miss our coffee time with you both at Dearness
David & Diane McWhirterNancy and family. Our deepest sympathies regarding your loss. Your & Bob’s great legacy: Jennifer, Elizabeth, Brooklyn, Jasper, Harrison, Claire, Della & Sophie will keep their memories of their father and grandfather alive.
Richard SummersDear Nancy and Family... So sorry to read of Bob's passing in the Windsor Star. We certainly had some interesting years at Sandwich Secondary, both inside and outside of the classroom! I don't know if you heard, but Paul Hertel passed away about a month ago. I went to his memorial service where Scott Hunt spoke on behalf of the staff and OSSTF. I hope you and your family are keeping well.... Sincerely, Richard P.S. I would love to hear from you....the funeral home should have my email address so if you want to, you could probably get it from them.
Nancy and Edgar ScruttonNancy...Edgar and I send our sympathy and prayers to you and your family in this very difficult time.
evan wrightNancy and family: My sincere condolence to everyone! I have many fond memories of Bob and Nancy with regards to Sandwich Secondary academics as well as such extracurricular activities as barbecues, bingos and other festivities just to name a few.
W Wayne HallattNancy and Family: I was so sorry to read of Bob's passing. Both you and he were true stalwerts on the early staff of Sandwich Secondary, and also good neighbours. My sincere condolences to you. Many fond memories.
John YakopichNancy and family: Mary and I are saddened by the loss of Bob and want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I fondly remember both you and Bob as teachers when you were both single and when you ultimately became a married couple. There are so many wonderful memories of the time that we shared when we were on staff together. Sincerely, John and Mary
Winston & Janet ArmstrongNancy & Family: We were saddened to hear of Bob's passing. It was always fun to meet Bob while shopping in Essex. Those memories bring back happy thoughts. Thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Rest in peace Bob.
Jim GibsonNancy and family: Sharon and I were saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many fond memories of both of you at Sandwich Secondary. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Steph and Al JanisseDear Nancy and family: So sad to hear of Bob's passing. A flood of great memories come to mind among them Al's 2 day sleepover in Essex after the big snow storm of 1976 and making my first quilt under your supervision after I retired. God bless you Nancy and your family and friends and may Bob rest in peace now.
Shelley and Gordon HagarNancy and family, May all the cherished memories bring you much comfort at this difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and thinking of Bob and how he loved to tell a story! Big hugs, Shelley and Gord
Jim GomesDear Nancy and family, It was my pleasure to work with Bob for many years. His selfless work in the areas of political action and educational finance will always be remembered. One year, I was given a history class to teach—not my area of expertise. Though I'd known Bob for many years, I got to experience his leadership skills close up and personal for the first time. I'll never forget him saying, "your a history teacher now." His calm and warm demeanour immediately put me at ease and his words instilled confidence. Thanks Bob, for all you did to help me and so many others. You will be missed. God bless you Nancy and your loved ones. Jim
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