My sincerest condolences to Karen Eric, Lauren and Justin. Robert was a wonderful, funny, smart and happy guy who made me smile with every conversation we had. Heaven has gained one of the best, may he rest in peace.
We are so sorry to hear this news. Our condolances go out to Karen and the children as well as the rest of the family. May the fact that others care bring you some comfort at this difficult time.
To my dear friend Bobby, and to Karen, Eric, Lauryn and Justin, I want to thank you from the bottom our our hearts for welcoming Lori, the kids and I into your lives.
Robert and I met at colleagues in 2004, and even with me in Vancouver, and Robert in Montreal, we become good friends. Fast forward 3 years, we relocate to Montreal, and end up living the next 13 years around the corner from "The Tans". Over this time Robert and I became extremely close friends who commuted to work together. We also socialized as families, as well as, Robert and I golfed, fished and played hockey together. Our kids also played hockey and soccer together, and our eldest was also one of Robert and Karen's first hires at DQ.
I am so thankful to have found such an amazing friend in Robert. Robert was always the first to check in on me when he knew I was faced with a challenge, or when the Leafs would lose in the first round of the playoffs (a frequent occurrence). When we also moved back to BC for 1 year, Robert insisted he would check our mail, keep an eye on our house and he was even known to cut the grass when no one was looking! When we permanently relocated back to BC in 2020, of course it was Robert who was the one standing on our driveway waving goodbye to us as we drove away.
Robert - you are the very definition of the word "friend". I also have all the love and respect in the world for you as a father and husband! You are, and will always be, a role model to those who knew you.
Please know you and your family will have always hold a special place in our hearts.
With love from the Coopers,
Mathew, Lori, Jaedan, Madison & Caitin
Robert was just a wonderful guy to be with. Right from his early days at Abbott, he displayed not only intelligence, a hard work ethic, but also a true empathetic nature to all of us who worked with him…he was appreciated greatly.
Although I retired 17 years ago, I remained in touch with him, especially during his valiant fight against the dreaded disease….he always remained very positive.
Unfortunately, I will be visiting my daughter in London UK on Sept 29, but I will certainly have thoughts of him in my heart.
God bless you all, I hope my prayers help you in this difficult time…..Ang.
Sincere condolences to Karen her children and family. I knew Robert as a positive person. He was very happy to come fishing in Pointe-Fortune. May he rest in peace and protect his loving family from beyond!