Robert Gordon Stobbs peacefully passed away with his loving wife Christina by his side on December 11, 2022, at the age of seventy-five years.
Born in Port Arthur, Ontario predeceased by his parents Daisy Belle Stobbs and Thomas Cecil Gordon Stobbs. Survived by Christina Stobbs, his wife of forty-two years. Lovingly remembered and missed by his mother-in-law Leena Marjatta Marciniak, his sister Margaret Lesley Stobbs, nieces Julia Madelaine Apostle and Alisa Catharine Apostle, and dear friends from all over the world.
A butcher by craft Robert worked in retail management since his youth. He owned his own retail store, Robson Gourmet Meats in Vancouver B.C., and although he retired twice, he still worked part-time as a meat cutter when he passed. He loved and took great pride in his work.
Robert also lived the dream of living in a small beach town on the Pacific Coast of Mexico with his wife after his retirement. Not one to simply do nothing, it was not too long before he began volunteering to help the community. He started his own property management company, and was successful because as always, he took great pride in his work. More recently Robert and Christina moved to Parksville on Vancouver Island, a place they always dreamed of calling home.
Robert was a charming man who was quick to make others laugh. He loved to travel and explore the world, discovering new and preferably, off the beaten places in the world with his wife by his side. He enjoyed accompanying her on hikes and walks along the beach. He also enjoyed going to the theatre, and just hanging around with friends.
His loving wife says that her favorite place in the world to be, was with Robert. They were married in Hawaii on the island of Oahu, and spent their honeymoon in the Cook Islands. Life with this man was a grand adventure full of joy, love, and laughter. He made my heart sing and soar, each and every day of our forty-two years together. I will forever cherish the memories of sharing the grand adventures of life with this man who made me laugh and made me happy. As all our friends and family know, Robert was as tough as nails but had a heart of gold.
The memorial service will be a small, private family affair. In lieu of flowers, donations to fund the research to help find a cure for cerebral amyloid angiopathy. For those wanting to honour Robert Gordon Stobbs, donations can be made to support research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Friends and family can make their donation via Sunnybrook Foundation by phone (416-480-4483), web https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/tribute or mail c/o Sunnybrook Foundation 2075 Bayview Avenue, KGW-01 Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5