Mr. Robert “Bob” McKellar, age 89 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in St. Joseph's Hospital.
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Bob was born on August 24, 1930 in Grandview, Manitoba to John Robert and Catherine McKellar. He was an outdoors-man and loved fishing and to golf as much as he could each summer. Bob was a self proclaimed prospector, collecting rocks that might be worth their weight in gold. His yard was something he took great pride in – finding each weed and making sure to get it all out. He was an Iron Worker by trade and a proud member of Local 759. Bob was a social man who made friends easily, his daily trips to Wal-Mart for coffee in the afternoon were always a delight. Bob had a love for planes and he was a supporter of the Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, where they have a Lancaster Bomber.
Survived by his spouse, Isobel Cyrette; children, Belinda (Dave) Robertson, Howard (Elsie) Meshake and Delores Cyrette (Tom Sinclair); grandchildren, Jessica, Howard Jr., Sylvia, Bobbi-Lee and Cody; great grandchildren, Alexis and Heath; nephews, John and Bill and nieces Jill, Joanne and Judy.
Predeceased by his grandsons, Donald Robertson and Kris Lyons; his parents and siblings Ken McKellar and Catherine Grout.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1:00pm until 3:00pm in the WESTFORT CHAPEL, 420 West Gore Street at James.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Thunder Bay and District Humane Society.