Robert "Bob"'s Story

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Bob passed peacefully at age 86 with his loving family by his side Sept. 10, 2017. He was born Aug. 21, 1931 in Hamilton, Ontario.
Bob had a passion for rowing and competed as a sculler for Team Canada in the 1952 Olympic Games. He devoted his career to sales in the automotive industry with C/R Industries. A lover of all things outdoors, he could be found by the water, golf course or on the ski slopes. He was always smiling and a constant light to all those around him.
Bob is survived by loving wife, Louise, Oct. 5 would have marked their 60th anniversary; daughter, Lisa (Fred) Erdmann; granddaughter, Lindsay (Trevor) Smith; grandson, Ryan Erdmann; dear family friends, Chris and Diane Kjolhede and their children, Christina, Matthew and Julianne; along with extended family members residing in Canada.
He was preceded in death by sons, David and Shawn; and parents, Jack and Helen.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m., with memories shared at 7 p.m., at Phillip's Funeral Home, South Lyon. Memorial services will be Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m., with visitation from 10 a.m., at Covell Funeral Home, Elk Rapids.
If desired, donations may be made in Bob's memory to Angela Hospice, 14100 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48154; www.angelahospice.org.
Published on September 17, 2017
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