In Celebration of

Robert Ditchburn

January 25, 1956 -  November 25, 2022

It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather Robert Aidan Shail Ditchburn on November 25, 2022.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us on Saturday December 10th at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Quebec. The Visitations will be from 5pm to 6pm. A reception will be held from 5pm to 7pm as well. You are invited to bring a photograph for the memory book, if you wish. There will also be an opportunity to share a few words or an anecdote for those who hope to do so.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

For those who cannot attend the Reception, a Celebration of Life will be held in a few months’ time.

Lynn, Emily & Aidan


(5 of 87)

Jonathan Goodwill (Friend)

Entered December 2, 2022 from Vancouver

Robbie was just the best. Sending our heartfelt condolences to Lynn, Emily & Aiden and to our many mutual friends in Montreal. Hope to see you all soon. Cherish each day and hold each other tight.

Vickie Malyon (Cousin)

Entered December 2, 2022 from Carcassonne, France

I am devastated to hear this sad news. I spent a fabulous summer with Robbie and Lynn and baby Emily when I was 18 and only have lovely memories of a kind and gentle man. Robbie and Lynn introduced me to many things including Montreal, basketball, hockey, swimming in a lake with turtles, a love of old houses and even Ben and Jerrys ice cream! May he now be in peace.

Suzanne Gooding (Family friend)

Entered December 2, 2022 from Barbados

Robbie, you were a beacon of light in the world of those you touched. I wish I’d had more opportunities to spend time with you and your family. The few times we shared so very long ago were filled with fun and joy. May your light shine bright in the heavens and the sounds of laughter fill the skies as you catch up with John and Jean. Peace and blessings.

Tony Sargeant (Good friend)

Entered December 2, 2022 from Felpham. England

Robbie was a breathe of fresh air. He was such a relaxing influence and so nice to be around. I feel so sad for Lynn and his family who must have suffered throughout his awful illness and my heart goes out to them.
I remember when he was fourteen and living in New York we used to play a game called Stratego and try as I might I could never beat him. I was going to ask him how he did it
But now I will never know.
He loved his family and was so proud of them. He will be so badly missed.
May He rest in peace.

Kathy Wolf (Professional colleague)

Entered December 2, 2022 from Montreal

It is with deep sadness I just heard that Robbie passed away. I remember him fondly as a kind and caring man. And wish all his family, friends and colleagues my deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of a very special man.