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GIROUX, Robert Donald (Bob)

October 8, 1933 – October 25, 2020 in his 88th year.  Bob stepped into the loving arms of his Saviour Jesus to be joined again with his beloved Pauline (Pelletier).

Dearly loved father of Debbie Gardner (late Brian), Dan Giroux (Margaret), Donna Duffy, Darlene Bond, Diane Larabie, Peggy Sue (deceased), deeply loved Grandpa (Poppa) of 13 grandchildren, great-grandfather of 15.

Beloved brother of Velma McNichol (late George) and Jean Hueston (late Delmer), Predeceased by 3 brothers: Gerald (late Bina), Henry (late Goldie), Emile (late Doris) (survived by Lois) as well as 5 sisters: Florence Campbell (late Bert), Pearl Patterson (late Don), Mildred Currie (late Harold), Norma Havens (late Bob) (formerly Bastien late Alonzo) and Mabel Giroux.

Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews of the Giroux and Pelletier families.

Bob along with his wife Pauline founded Joseph’s Storehouse food bank in Blackburn Hamlet, where they ministered and served the community for many years.

Bob’s Music Ministry was well known and continues to touch many lives.

He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.

In respect of Bob’s final wishes there will be no public service.  Those wishing to pay tribute to Bob, may do so by donating to their local food bank, a cause near and dear to his heart.

 

 

 

 

“It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, for the most essential things are invisible to the eye.” 

                                                       — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

5 responses to “GIROUX, Robert Donald (Bob)”

  1. Maria Szabadkai says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Debbie, and to all of your family. So very sorry to hear his time was so much shorter than predicted. Sending virtual hugs.

  2. William (Bill) Tropper says:

    It’s with great difficulty that I try to find words to express my sentiments. I was immensely blessed to hang out with Mr Giroux for the last year and a half. We’d meet for lunch on Wednesdays at the Gloucester Centre and on Fridays at Place Orleans. We’d also have breakfast every 2 Saturdays. Bob’s stories of hope and faith were humbling, especially by today’s standards of wanting things instantaneously. Bob often brought along his guitar and would serenate the patrons at the restaurants. He was actually phenomenal. There were always “Encore” requests. He never forgot who his friends were. He loved life to the very end. At lunches he’d mostly talk about his family and grandchildren and, great grand-children. He loved them so much!!! He wanted to make sure others saw them the way he did. He was so proud. He’d also talk about the food bank which was started by Pauline. Bob and Pauline touched and blessed so many. They really lived the book of Acts.

  3. Donna Guenette says:

    My deepest condolences to the Giroux family
    he will be reunited with his beloved Pauline which was his greatest wish
    We are taking care of the Backburn food bank that they stared and cared so much about.
    he lived a good life and I have wonderful memories from the neighborhood and food bank.
    prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  4. Cliff Bastien says:

    Dear Debbie, Dan, Donna, Darlene, Diane & family,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Dad (our Uncle Bob). He was a wonderful man with a kind and generous heart.

    We hope you will find some comfort knowing that he has been reunited with your mom, the love of his life.

    We will be making a donation to the Lanark County Foodbank in honour of your dad’s legacy of giving.

    Cliff & Laurie Bastien
    White Lake, Ontario

  5. Janet Raymond says:

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Yes Bob and Pauline certainly made an amazing impact on everyone who knew them. He will be missed but he is with his Saviour and darling wife. May God bring comfort and peace to the family.

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