Anderson, Robert 'Bobby' Ernest

Anderson, Robert 'Bobby' Ernest

October 8th, 2020

Peacefully at University Hospital, on Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the age of 77. Dear brother of Norm (Sylvia) and Jerry (Margaret). Predeceased by his siblings Bill, Roy, Ruth Cater, Ralph, Dorothy Hessey and Marian. Also survived by 14 nieces and nephews. Bob will be remembered as being happy and easygoing despite his challenges. Always smiling, he accepted these challenges and lived his life fully. He was a people person and enjoyed interacting with his many friends at Cherryhill Mall. An avid Montreal Canadiens fan, he watched their games faithfully. Many thanks to the staff of Marian Villa and Cheshire Independent Living Services for their excellent care. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Hutton House Foundation or the Mount Hope Care and Comfort Fund. 

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John HamiltonI first met Bobby in 1976. I was a teacher launching a new course on community development. Bobby was working at Hutton House. Sharing a birthday and familiarity of our neighbourhood homes in Old South we became friends. Over the next 40 years we would occasionally cross paths at the mall, swap stories and catch up on family developments. Bobby ALWAYS maintained a positive, upbeat, can do ,approach to life and living. He was a role model to my students for 20 years as he was for the many friends he made at the mall. A life well lived.
Brenda Cater FeeneyBobby brightened many lives with his smile. Whenever we met he would always ask about everyone in the family. He will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss.
Cheryl (Exley) O'MearaDear Norm, Jerry and Families I was so saddened to hear of Bobby’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have so many wonderful memories of him. I remember sitting on a blanket on the lawn out front of your house with a balloon and helping him to feel the vibration of it, your mom lifting him onto his three wheeler (which was a chore in itself!), him falling off and getting such a big goose egg. Not long after I think he got his helmet (boy have they changed). Him riding all over the neighbourhood. I remember Beth from the NipNTuck telling me how he knew every time they moved something in the store, he definitely had to mention it to them. lol I do have so many good memories of him for sure and of everyone on the street. We did have fun. Meeting him many times at Cherryhill Mall and he knew me after so many years. Every time I saw him he would ask about all the family (I was shocked he remembered). He still remembered all of us, Ebba, Greta, Helen, Ella, Mary and Karen. He’d always ask about baby, my brother Barry (he was probably only one or so when we left). Too funny. He was always so happy and friendly After retiring I didn’t go to the mall much, but I’d always ask for him, if I did. Everyone knew and loved him. I loved him as a brother. May he rest in peace. Love Cheryl (Exley) O’Meara Love the picture of him! It is so him…
Bonnie QuesnelBobby always had a smile for you and would always ask you how are you. Cherryhill will surely will and do miss you Bobby as we all will.
Bonnie MandersI knew Bobby from Cherryhill. He was always so friendly and a smile on his face. Sincerely Sympathy, RIP Bobby
Janet WilcoxI have lived in Cherryhill for many years and have lost count of how long I’ve known Bobby. His cheerful, smiling face will be remember fondly by all of us.
Lynda HesseyI knew Bob most of my life due to my aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Charlie Hessey and their daughters Lynn and Sandy. Bob was always smiling, always positive, despite his serious physical limitations. His memory was razor sharp. He never failed to ask you about every member of your family, rarely focusing on himself. He was an inspiration to all of us with his perseverance and positive attitude. He leaves a legacy of many happy memories.
Dave and Cheryl MontgomeryI am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. I first met Bobby in the late 80's and was so fortunate to see him nearly every day. When I was pregnant with my first daughter he came into Cherryhill Miracle Foodmart when I was working and was so excited, telling me to look in the bag on the back of his chair. He had bought a gift for the baby, and for the next 30 years he always asked how my big girls and hubby were doing. I have missed Bobby's smile brightening up my work days since he moved away from Cherryhill. He was my favorite customer, an inspiration to all of us and dearly missed. We are so sorry for your loss. Love Dave and Cheryl
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