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Robert Merritt

Robert "Bob" Sidney Merritt

Thursday, September 15th, 1949 - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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In Loving Memory of Robert “Bob” Sidney Merritt

Passed away unexpectedly at home in Minden, Ontario on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the age of 69.

Beloved husband of Sharon (nee Houghton) for 48 years. Loving father of Kyle, Sean, Amberley, and Erin (Stephen). Loving papabear of Hunter, Hayley, Reid, Tate, Luke, Carter, Addyson and Emersyn. Dear brother of Brian (Gail), and Bill (Faye). Fondly remembered by his nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In keeping with Bob’s wishes, Cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at the Sydenham – Heritage United Church, 120 Sydenham St., Brantford on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Reception to follow at the church.

Memorial Donations to the Farley Foundation would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged through the Gordon A. Monk Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 427, Minden, Ontario K0M 2K0.

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Service Details

  • Memorial Service to Celebrate of Bob's Life

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday, October 7th, 2019 1:00pm
    Sydenham-Heritage United Church
    120 Sydenham Street
    Brantford, Ontario N3R 3Y8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Cremation has taken place at Highland Park Crematorium
    2510 Bensfort Road
    Peterborough, Ontario K9J 1C5
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  • Reception

    Monday, October 7th, 2019 |
    Monday, October 7th, 2019
    Sydenham-Heritage United Church
    120 Sydenham Street
    Brantford, Ontario N3R 3Y8
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Reception will be held at the Church following the Service


Donations are being accepted for: FARLEY FOUNDATION.


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Private Condolence


Posted at 01:51pm
Our condolences to you, Sharon, Kyle, Sean, Amberley and Erin. We lived across from you on Glenashton in Stoney Creek. I remember Bob as a boisterous, fun loving man. I live in Smithville now and often think of all of you and wondered where you ended up. He is gone too soon. Russ and Gloria Niblock

Holly Stagg

Posted at 04:03pm
Sincere condolences to Sharon and family.
Fondly remembered by Holly and Brenda, TD Bank Eastwood Square.

David Benson

Posted at 05:40pm
My deepest condolences to Sharon (may never have earned the right to call you Sam), Sean, Kyle, Amberley and Squirt (Erin). I worked with Bob in both St. Catharines and Kitchener. While in Kitchener, I also spent a great deal of time (very likely more time than Sam cared for) at club Merritt and recall talking with Bob about the bank well into the night. While in my 20's, I wasn't as sensitive to things like 4 young kids at home (and their busy schedules), and 2 dogs (Bear and Cleo?) as I should have been...sorry Sam!!!. I can't thank Bob enough for everything he did for me in those early days both personally and professionally. He was a tremendous leader and while not everything he did fully conformed to a highly structured environment, his heart was always in the right place and as the saying goes....he did it his way. My wife Kim and I have a 19 year old son playing in the Western Hockey League along with a 16 year old daughter (a member of Canada's Junior National Softball Team). I regret not being able to introduce them to Bob. Had I done so, I am sure the gathering would have gone well into the night. Rest in peace my friend. You will be missed. Dave Benson, Vancouver, BC

Tasker Kelsey

Posted at 03:20pm
Bob worked with me in Windsor in the late 70's.He was a terrific banker and the clients loved him.He always had a positive approach and a joy to be around.My condolences to Sharon and family.I was just thinking of him recently and wondered how he was doing.Wished I had known that he lived in my general area.

Bob Sutter

Posted at 04:18pm
So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. My sincere condolences to Sharon, Kyle, Sean, Amberley and Erin. I have many memories of Bob as we crossed paths many times. He was very disappointed in me when he and Sharon went to Europe for 3 weeks and left Ralph (a 6 month old rambunctious pup) with my wife and I and our oldest son, then a baby. Ralph was really friendly but a little crazy and we couldn't do the whole 3 weeks so we delivered him to a kennel for the last week. This was 1972. Ten years later we worked together in Toronto where we repaired our friendship. He covered for me many times at work and I learned a lot from him. Especially how to have fun and see the humor in everything. I think of him often and I'll miss him. Bob Sutter

Downdod@aol.com Posted at 11:33am

Very sorry to hear of Bob’s untimely passing. I worked with Bob in St Catharines where he made work fun and a breeze. When my husband and I decided to drive to Alaska in 6 or less days, Bob bet we couldn’t make it in such short time. Now, at family gatherings, our kids talk a lot about that trip and the “2:00am phone call from Alaska to Mom’s boss”! Thanks for the many memories, Bob, you were one of the best managers. My deepest condolences to Sharon and family, we will always think of Bob fondly. May he Rest In Peace. Chrissi Dodman, Toledo, Ohio.

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