Peacefully, at Highview Residences, London, Ontario on January 10, 2017, of Bryanston Ontario in his 91st year. Robert was born in Warneton, Belgium on January 5, 1927. Beloved husband of Jeanine Pattyn. Dear father of Jules and Michele (DeCourcy) Pattyn, Linda (Pattyn) and Ronald Vandendriessche, Juliana (Pattyn) and David Marr, Mary Ann (Pattyn) and Steven Montour, and Emil and Debbie (Christie) Pattyn. Predeceased by son Robert Pattyn Jr. in France. Proud grandfather of Nicole (Kevin), Michel (Rebecca), Robert (Cheryl), Marcel (Sandy), Jules (Sarah), Nicolas (Chrystine), Ryan, Andrew (Katherine), Philip (Kaitlyn), and Justin. Blessed great-grandfather of Sophie, Andre, Margot, Paige, Stefan, Brittany, Matthew, Ethan, Jocelyn, Luke, Joel, Ellie, Isabella, Olivia, Claire and Lauren. Brother of Nicole (Pattyn) and Yves Maecker of France, and predeceased by brother Albert and Therese (Masschelier) of France. Robert and his wife formed a successful landscaping business in the London area. He was very proud of making the Forest City a greener space for all to enjoy. Our deepest gratitude to the dedicated and compassionate staff at Highview Residences and CCAC in London, Ontario.
Family and friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Prayers will be said in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6 PM. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick Church, 32922 Richmond Street, Lucan on Saturday, January 14th at 10:45 AM with Father Ross Bartley officiating. Intombment at St. Peter’s Cemetery, London.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.