HASSARD, Robert C. (Bob)
Passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Bracebridge at the age of 82. Bob was predeceased by his parents Dr. Clarence E.A. Hassard and Beatrice Foex. He will be very sadly missed by his sister and best friend Marilynne Hayden (Jim- deceased). Cousins Liz Kinnon of Burlington and Caroline Pickard (Jerry) of Chatham. Long time friends Bill and Joan Dowling of Huntsville, “adopted uncle” to Julia Dowling of Oshawa, Jane Held (Steve) of Penfield N.Y. and “great uncle” to Laney Held.
Bob’s career was in sales in the car industry with G.M., A.M.C./ Chrysler and Mazda. He enjoyed watching hockey, baseball and tennis. His hobbies were cars, snowmobiling (Lake Waseosa and area) and his greatest passion, boats and boating. Bob would spend as much time as possible at the “olde” family cottage on Lake Muskoka, cruising the 3 lakes. For many years he was a member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
Thanks to Muskoka Traditions and to the residents and staff at Rogers Cove. Bob spent several winter seasons at these Chartwell Retirement Homes in Huntsville. Bob spent the last 16 months at the Pines L.T.C., Bracebridge. A special thank you to every person on staff, volunteers and entertainers. You were all so kind, friendly and caring. Bob particularly enjoyed the music, singing and of course, his dancing. Thanks to the staff and especially 2N Rehab at SMMH, Bracebridge.
Over recent years, Bob was fortunate to have the support and friendship of Al Norton, Mike Dove, John McLean all of Huntsville and Dave Rice of Bracebridge.
In accordance with Bob’s wishes, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Bob’s life will take place at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (Research) or the Alzheimer Society of Muskoka, would be appreciated. www.mitchellfuneralhome.ca
Teddene Long (Sheldrick).
Sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Just happened to read the paper and found the announcement. Teddene.
I was so sad to learn Bob had passed away when I went to the Pines to sing last week with Martha. We miss him, his smile and how happy it made him to sing the Red Red Robin. It will be forever “Bob’s song”. Thinking of you and your family. Margaret