Obituary for Robert "Bob" Whitmarsh
Robert “Bob” Whitmarsh died peacefully in his home Wednesday May 17th, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Doreen (nee Mabley) his beloved bride and best friend would have been celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary on June 27th. Bob was a proud and devoted father to his two daughters, Donna (Jeff) and Darlene. He left an everlasting influence on his five grandchildren, Meghan, Adam, Kelly, Rob and Emily passing on his many skills and life lessons. He will be greatly missed by his sisters Judy Rollich (John) and Jane St. John (Dave), sister in law Dianne and late brother Mike Whitmarsh. Bob was born in Kingston, Ontario to Jack and Peggy Whitmarsh (nee Whiteland). He will also be remembered by all his nieces and nephews.
Bob had a great excitement for life and enjoyed the small, but ever so meaningful moments. He had a passion for fishing, hunting, baseball, curling, and golfing. Bob treasured his time at the cottage with friends and family and even more so loved a good game of cards. He was a valued member and Past Master (1981) Richmond Lodge, Past Principle St Clair and Victoria Chapter Royal Arch Mason, Past President El Shamaly and New Beaver Shrine club, member of Kingston District Shrine club, member of Oshawa and District Shrine club, Rameses Shriner (Potentate 2007),Member of Scotish Rite and 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason. Bob was also an avid volunteer to a multitude of charities including the Rameses Shrine and Scottish Rite. His involvement with these groups offered him and Doreen many long lasting friendships and memories, which will be cherish forever. Visitation will be held at MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 10366 Yonge St. Richmond Hill on Sunday, May 21 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Masonic service will be held in the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday, May 22 at 1:30. Cremation.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and the Scottish Rite, Charitable Learning Centre Barrie would be much appreciated.