Passed away April 23, 2020, peacefully at the Pembroke Regional Hospital. He was 82.
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He was the son of Louis-Philippe Gagnon was born in Trois Pistoles Quebec (died 1967) who worked as a translator for the House of Commons, Ottawa and Marguerite ( Rita) Tasse (died 1973)
He is survived by his cousin Danielle Tasse Desjardins and family of Hull Quebec.
Bob will be dearly missed by his friends Robert Willson, James Sullivan and neighbour Irene Demers of Petawawa On
Bob moved to Petawawa from Smith Falls, Ontario in 2008.
He was a traveller, volunteer, story teller and entertainer. He enjoyed many trips to Ottawa and Montreal. He especially enjoyed trips to Ottawa to see the tulips in the spring. He was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Parish and Silver threads seniors group where he met and knew many wonderful people. Bob was formerly a volunteer during annual fund raising events for the Lung Association, Cancer Society, and Salvation Army
At home he loved showing everyone how he played darts, bowled and flexed his biceps. He will be remembered for his love for making others laugh and his infectious “Ah ha!” smile after he successfully executed a prank. Bob will be remembered for his larger than life personality and that smile will forever be etched in our memories of him.
A Special Thank you to Dr. Declan Rowan and to Jennifer Gallant of the Champlain LHIN for their ongoing support and commitment to his well-being; also to the dedicated staff at Pembroke Regional Hospital for their attention, care and compassion during his final days,
Heartfelt thank you to his support staff at Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley both past and present for their advocacy , nurturing care and commitment to helping Bob realize his dreams and truly live his best life.
Rest easy Bob , you were strong
Due to the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic a Celebration of Life will scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements in care of the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Pembroke.