On Tuesday, September 6, 2005, Robert Douglas (Bob) passed away. Bob was born on May 12, 1932 and raised by his father Elgin and mother Ada (Case) in Rodgerville on lot 34, concession 1 of Usborne Township. Bob is survived by three of his siblings and their spouses: Bill and Betsy of Hensall, Ron and Annette of Sarnia and Peggy (Craven) and Geoff of Victoria B.C. Ruth (1924-1929), Laird (1926-1936), Alan 1929-1936) and John (Feb 21-22, 1931 can now spend some time with their brother. Bob attended both Hurondale School and Exeter High School but was never particulary interested in sitting behind a desk. On May 24, 1952, Bob married the love of his life Doreen Elliott in Clinton, Ontario. Together for over 53 years, they raised, loved and worried about their three children, John, Patricia (Campbell) and David. All three kids have strived to emmulate what their parents had togethe. As a result Bob is going to be missed by John’s children Chris, Ashley (and her new son and Bob’s first great-grandchild Preston) and Ryan and John’s wife Karrie, Pat’s husband Wayne and their children Tara and her fiance John Hartman, Erin, Matt and Tim and David’s wife Kelly and their daughters Paige and Bridget.As a husband, dad and grandfather, Bob instilled a sense of honesty, integrity, loyalty and a work ethic that will difficult to replace. Bob had farming and trucking in his blood and was never happier than when harvesting a good crop, sending a load of fat cattle to the sales barn or delivering a load on time. Bob’s entreprenurial spirit grew Rocliffe Truckin from one cattle pot that he drove, into a company employing dozens of good employes to whom he felt deeply committed. Bob also took great joy in snowblowing his neighbors laneways and watching the traffic on No. 4 highway from his front porch while sharing a coffee and a story with Doreen. Bob especially appreciated the time spent with Doreen watching their horses Dapper Dillon and Rj Ready race in both Canada and the United States.
After a private ceremony Bob will be laid to rest at the Hensall Union Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Bob’s memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Brain Tumour Foundation or the Hensall United Churc