STRAUGHAN, John Robert “Bob”
Cared for at home by his loving wife and best friend, Esther (nee Quantz), married for over 52 years, Bob passed away at his home in Burlington on Friday, May 26, 2006 at the age of 75. Loved father of Kelly Rousell-Gilchrist and her husband Kerry Gilchrist of Burlington, David and his wife Leslie of Vernon, B.C. and Catherine Straughan of Toronto. Loving grandfather of Joel (Kim) Rousell of Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia, and Jason Rousell of Burlington. The star of his life was his great-grandson Jack. Dear brother-in-law of Ruth Dempster. Predeceased by his sister Jean Barrick of Stoney Creek. Bob was a lover of fine woods and was very proud of the waterfowl that he had carved. Bob retired from Ford Motor Company in 1990 OTP. A Private Family Service was held at SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON
(905-632-3333). If desired, expressions of sympathy to the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation, 224 James Street South, Suite #1, Hamilton, L8P 3A9 (Research Only) would be sincerely appreciated by the family. The family are dearly grateful to the CCAC, the VON, especially Wendy Ekstrom, Dr. Lori Whitehead, Firestone Clinic and Dr. William Proctor for all his care and support for many years.