Bilyea, Robert Eugene ‘Bob’

Bilyea, Robert Eugene ‘Bob’

January 8th, 2021


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Robert Eugene Bilyea announce his passing on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Beloved husband of his second wife, Beverly (Walker) Bilyea; and his first wife, the late Arlie Beatrice Jessie (née Geer) Bilyea. Dearly loved by his daughters, Lisa Wissel and Michelle Young (Brad). Much-loved and respected father-in-law to Brad Young. Cherished grandfather and hero to Mackenzie (Alison) and Connor (Cheryse) Young, and Chelsey Straub. Adoring great-grandfather to Logan Young.

Fondly remembered by his stepchildren, Penny (Brian) Stager, Angela (Paul) Duncan, Jim (Sharon) Walker, Larry (Tracy) Walker, and Robin (Tracy) Walker; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob enjoyed his role as "GG" to the grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister Jean Anne (Arnie) Titus; and leaves behind his brothers, Donald (Marianne) Bilyea, Peter (Betty) Bilyea; and brother-in-law, Wayne Geer. He is fondly remembered by the extended Walker and Henderson families.

Bob was always quick to lend a hand, never turning down a request for help. He was a mentor to many young men starting out in the construction trade. He loved to spend time with his grandsons, teaching them how to build or repair things. Bob could also be found at all of the boy's sporting activities. He was so proud of their accomplishments and loved nothing better than to be there to cheer them on. He was known as Grandpa Bob to so many young people. Dad will always be "The Greatest" to us.

A private interment will be held at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Tim and Wanda TitusWe were blessed to have you in our lives Uncle Bob. You were always interested in our lives and the lives of our children. You could always bring us a smile and we even enjoyed all the plumber jokes. We will miss your presence very much but you will always be within our hearts. Condolences to all of your family , You will be remember with love and a smile always.
Cynthia KuntzePlease accept my warmest condolences, I am deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Bob. I remember many good times over the years hanging out at Uncle Bob’s home with Lisa and Michelle. His quick wit always kept everyone laughing. He will be sadly missed. RIP
Don and Marianne BilyeaIt is with sad and heavy hearts that we are saying goodbye to a very special brother. Don and Bob were very close all these years, they were just one year and a day apart, and Bob would always kid Don that he was 2 years younger for one day. We spent many special occasions over the years with wonderful memories. Bob was a wonderful brother always ready with a smile and a joke to help others. Goodbye kind brother, you will have a special place in our hearts forever, Rest in Peace.
Dianne, Neil and FamilyOur deepest condolences, our hearts are with you at this difficult time.
Brian and Penny StagerBob was a loving and supportive father, Grandpa and GG Bob to our family. He was always interested in our family life and we enjoyed spending time with him and Mom. We loved him and will miss his wonderful smile, funny jokes and warm hugs. Rest in peace Bob.
Orphah Chapter #102Our Chapter and all Members will miss Bob so much. He was a big part of the Chapter Family with Beverly being Officer and Worthy Matron couple of times. We will all miss him terrible. Rest in peace dear Brother. Star Love
Carman DyerAs I walked by your door, I always enjoyed an interesting talk with Bob and a discussion of building trade scenarios, those that we knew of jointly. I enjoyed these discussions with the 1933 model and glad he had a long life. Carman, neighbour
AmyI was shocked to hear of Uncle Bobs passing. I will always remember the Intense anticipation of laughter when I heard him say “The Claw” and week his huge smile.
Bill WellsI am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Bob & I had been friends since childhood and had remained friends ever since. A year last summer he and I made a day trip to Ipperwash and remembered old times. You'll surely be missed Bob...
Mel MappDon, sincere condolences on the passing of your brother easy going Bob. With all the stresses an testing of life we all encounter at times, he was a fine example of how one should face life. In closing. given what we are presently faced with in these so challenging days, I do hope you and the family are keeping safe and well. Mel and Barbara
Andre SaubolleSo sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a great friend to the London Comstock Office! Always willing to help. Rest in Peace.
dave regan I spent many years around Bob in the trades. He was just a very special gentleman.
Susan Horne (Brooke)Condolences to all that knew and loved Bob, I had the privilege of knowing Bob, Arlie and family through Bob’s brother Don and family. Hugs to family and friends.
Lorna Erickson-FraserWhat a great friend I have lost! Arlie and I were lifelong friends and I was a bridesmaid at their wedding. Bob was always smiling, always giving a hand when it was needed, and always glad to see you. I was thrilled that Bev and Bob had 17 years of happiness though I know Bev, Lisa and Michelle will miss him tremendously. Please know I share your grief.
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