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Mr. Robert Walker

Mar 31, 1954 - Feb 14, 2017


Peacefully with his wife by his side, at the Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound, on Tuesday afternoon, February 14th, 2017. Robert William Louis Walker, of Owen Sound, at the age of 62 years. Much loved husband of Ann Thomas for 34 years. Dearly loved son of the late Robert Earl and Marion Walker (nee Sargent).

Friends may call at the BRIAN E. WOOD FUNERAL HOME, 250 – 14th Street West, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 3X8 (519-376-7492) on Friday, February 24th, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service for Bob Walker will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel, on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Spring interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Georgian Bluffs. If so desired, the family would appreciate donations to the Spinal Cord Injury of Ontario, the Salvation Army or the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Foundation as an expression of sympathy. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family on-line at

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Fri., Feb 24, 2017: 7pm - 9pm 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
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Memorial Service
Sat., Feb 25, 2017: 2pm 
Brian E. Wood Funeral Home
250 14th Street West, Owen Sound, ON  N4K 3X8
(519) 376-7492
see map

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Georgian Bluffs, ON


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John Stadtlander
Fri, March 3, 2017  -  John Stadtlander
I just found out about Bob's passing today and wanted to pass on my condolences to the family. I played drums for Bob for a while back in the 70's and remember him as a great musician and friend with a great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed.
Diane Breukelman
Tue, February 28, 2017  -  Diane Breukelman
Hi Ann, My sincerest condolences in the passing away of Bob. I remember him well and enjoyed getting to know both of you in the days when I was painting for you. I always enjoyed my talks with Bob. Wishing you God's strength in the days ahead. Sincerely, Diane
Mary and Geoff Solomon
Sat, February 25, 2017  -  Mary and Geoff Solomon
Thinking of you, Ann and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Geoff is having great memories about his conversations with Bob about music. Music keeps the memories alive.
Heather Hollingshead
Fri, February 24, 2017  -  Heather Hollingshead
Ann, I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I will not be able to be in attendance on saturday ,at his memorial service, but will be thinking of Bob. My thoughts and prayers are with you
Tracy King
Fri, February 24, 2017  -  Tracy King
Bob was truly one of a kind who touched many people with his sense of humour and amazing wit. I am truly blessed to have known him and you Ann. Please let me know if I can ever help you in any way. xxx
Gail Hall
Fri, February 24, 2017  -  Gail Hall
Our Deepest Sympathies to you Ann on Bob's passing , know you are always admired and a role model to us....May great memories give you comfort..... Gaill Gary and Eric Hall
Kim and Harry Robertson
Fri, February 24, 2017  -  Kim and Harry Robertson
Deepest sympathy. We loved Bob. He was a great neighbor. RIP
Christina Cunningham
Thu, February 23, 2017  -  Christina Cunningham
Ann please accept my condolences on Bob's passing it was always a pleasure to help him at the Source.
Linda Ferguson
Thu, February 23, 2017  -  Linda Ferguson
Ann, please accept my condolences on the passing of my cousin Bob. I remember sitting with you at a Walker family reunion a while ago and speaking about how lucky Bob was to have you for a wife. I pray for you the strength to bear your loss.
Diane Elliott
Thu, February 23, 2017  -  Diane Elliott
Dear Ann: You have so many memories to treasure in your life with Bobby. He was an amazing man, we feel privileged to have him as our cousin. Bryce and Diane and family
Martha Binstock
Thu, February 23, 2017  -  Martha Binstock
Ann, I am sending you the warmest, tightest hugs to hold you at this difficult time. I have such fond memories of being with both of you in our old Lyndhurst days when you fell in love. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you can feel the loving energy being sent your way. I am sorry I cannot attend on the weekend but be assured my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gordon Hendry
Tue, February 21, 2017  -  Gordon Hendry
Ann, my deepest condolences at Bob’s passing. I first met Bob at one of the many record shows he frequented. He fast became my favorite vendor helping and guiding me with my love of music. He was generous with his time and knowledge. I will greatly miss Bob and every time I hear a Beatles song I will think of him.
Sarah Cassidy
Tue, February 21, 2017  -  Sarah Cassidy
Dear Ann, Pat and I are sending our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. with love Sarah
marilyn bettridge
Mon, February 20, 2017  -  marilyn bettridge
Bobbys grace and gentleness has always come first in my thougjts when I think of him. A great loss to everyone who loved him My prayers are with you.
Mary Duggan
Mon, February 20, 2017  -  Mary Duggan
My most sincere condolences go out to you Ann at the passing of Robert. He was a remarkable man with whom you shared so much love and life. May all your wonderful memories of your time together help carry you through this difficult time. Much love, Mary.
David Douglas
Mon, February 20, 2017  -  David Douglas
Dear Ann: I just heard from Helen of Bob's death. My sincerest condolences to you and the family during this sad time.
Pat and Stan Wadden
Sun, February 19, 2017  -  Pat and Stan Wadden
Dear Ann: Thinking of you at this difficult time. We have fond memories of both you and Bob when we were neighbours in Nova Scotia. God bless.
Charlene McConnell
Sun, February 19, 2017  -  Charlene McConnell
My thoughts and prayers to you Ann.
Sandy Crawford
Sun, February 19, 2017  -  Sandy Crawford
Dear Ann... My deepest sympathy to you with the passing of Bob. He was just a great guy. Bob was so blessed to have you by his side.The many happy memories will help you through this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always. Big hugs, Sandy
Kate Thomson
Sun, February 19, 2017  -  Kate Thomson
Dear Ann, Helen just let me know that Bob has passed away. I'm so sorry. Big hug. You two were inseparable. I always admired your love and tireless contribution to an unconventional marriage. You were a role model for me. Love Kate
Lisa Wadden
Sun, February 19, 2017  -  Lisa Wadden
I remember Bob from when we lived on the same street in Dartmouth when I was a child. I have fond memories of spending time with he and Ann helping take care of their new puppy. We remained good friends and spent a lot of time together when they lived in Nova Scotia. I always looked up to he and Ann as role models as a child and teen. Was very sorry to hear the news of his passing. Reliving the wonderful memories of this kind and lovely man. Xo Lisa
Mitch Feinman
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Mitch Feinman
February 14, 2017: ‘Something touched me deep inside, the day the music died’ – Don Mclean Dear Ann, I can’t believe this sad news. On behalf of many music fans in Toronto, “Thank you Bob for being our good friend and for all the effort you made in keeping the music a-live.” You brought us such happiness and joy and you will never be forgotten. "Take these sunken eyes and learn to see, all your life you were only waiting for this moment to be free" - Lennon and McCartney Happy trails Bob… Mitch Feinman
Bob and Marlene Wiens
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Bob and Marlene Wiens
Dear Ann, We are so sorry to hear about Bob's death. The last time I saw Bob was at the Lynhurst reunion when we had a nice conversation. I know I am not alone in my feelings of warm and admiration. When I think of you, I always think of Bob at your side as well as your dogs. I pray that you will be comforted in the difficult days ahead. With much affection and sadness, Marlene
Don Keele
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Don Keele
Hasta Luego Mi Amigo!!!
Simon Pallett
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Simon Pallett
So sorry to hear of your loss. It was always a pleasure meeting up with you both on your trips to England over the years. Bob was an inspirational man and my life is richer from his friendship. He will not be forgotten. Best wishes
Rudy and Ann Hachey
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Rudy and Ann Hachey
Our sincere condolences during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Luis Rey & Carmen Naranjo
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Luis Rey & Carmen Naranjo
Dear Ann... our best wishes as always. You know where to find us. Bob will never be forgotten and our friendship and our support for you will always be from here in London. Love. Best regards.
Rachel Millett
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Rachel Millett
Ann my heart is with you. While I did not get to spend much time around Bob he always had a welcoming smile and was very easy to be around. Love you very much and know that we are all here for you. Please be extra good to yourself, “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Mitch Albom xo
Joan & Alex Cruickshank
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Joan & Alex Cruickshank
We wish to extend our deepest condolences in Bob's passing. I had the privilege o working with Bob at the Downtowner. He was such a fun-loving guy and sooo witty. Sorry for your loss . We'll never forget him.
Rae and John Millett
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Rae and John Millett
Ann, everyone loved Bob who was known for his lovely smile and kind face. He was such a patient and courageous man who never complained. I'll always remember his great sense of humour. You both were such an inspiration to us all. Love, Rae and John
Janis Cunningham and Robert Lovelace
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Janis Cunningham and Robert Lovelace
Our sincere condolences Ann. We were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a lovely man and will be missed around the neighbourhood . Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Maer Mackay
Sat, February 18, 2017  -  Maer Mackay
Bobby had the best arched eyebrow on the planet. That, and the smirk. In all these years, every time I picture him, it's that arched brow and adorable smirk. Rest in Peace, Bobby.
Patti MacEachern
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Patti MacEachern
So saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Such a great guy,he certainly will be missed. Thoughts and prayers. LOVE You Dearly. Be
Shelley Dittburner
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Shelley Dittburner
Anne, I was very sorry to learn today that Bob passed away. I am thinking about you and wishing for you the great comfort that good memories bring.
Angus & Mike
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Angus & Mike
Anne we were so sorry to hear about Bob's passing away on Tuesday. However we were happy to hear that Rae is planning on going up for some support. If there is anything we can do done here for you don't hesitate to ask. Again our condolences. And both you and Bob are in our prayers.
Karen Murdoch
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Karen Murdoch
I send my thoughts and prayers to you Anne, I'm very sorry to hear of Bobby's passing.
Donalda Cody
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Donalda Cody
Hi Ann Kevin and I are sending our sincere sympathies to you and Bob's parents. We only met him a couple of times but he seemed like a lovely man. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this sad time
Patty Sargent-Gibson  & Colin Hodson
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Patty Sargent-Gibson & Colin Hodson
Anne I'm very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Your many special memories will help you thru the tough times. Thoughts and prayers are with you
Patty Sargent-Gibson  & Colin Hodson
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Patty Sargent-Gibson & Colin Hodson
Anne I'm very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Your many special memories will help you thru the tough times. Thoughts and prayers are with you SWRWH
Sheila Dowler
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Sheila Dowler
Ann My sincere condolences, I enjoyed getting to know Bob at our Toastmasters meetings. Sheila Dowler
Mark Wunderlich
Fri, February 17, 2017  -  Mark Wunderlich
Peace be with you and Anne and Family he was a great guy and over came so many challenges. We will always remember his smile and sense of humour And his incredible musical talent. Mark and Family
Paul Evans
Thu, February 16, 2017  -  Paul Evans
My little brother has left us. I will miss him dearly and thankful that we shared so many wonderful times together. Bobby was more than just a fabulous man.He was a very successful business man in the world of music.An Icon.Well respected and connected thruout the world.He was a natural promoter and marketing genius. He had three of the best to show him the way. Mother Marion.Father Bob and of course Uncle Eddie. Our heartfelt sympathy to you Ann at this time going forward. God bless you for what you have done in the past for you ma n.He loved you so much and appreciated you in making his life wonderful and fulfilling.
Hugh and Kim MacDonald
Thu, February 16, 2017  -  Hugh and Kim MacDonald
Ann, my dear cousin, We are so sorry for the loss of Bob, your wonderful, courageous husband and best friend. May he rest in that beautiful land of music that he loved. We'll play a tune for him tonight. Love ya
Jamie Adam
Thu, February 16, 2017  -  Jamie Adam
Dear Anne My heart breaks for you. Bob was and always will be my favorite client. Please accept my deepest condolences. Bob was loved by so many and he will be remembered forever.

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