March 8, 1944 - January 11, 2017
Service Date: January 17, 2017
Funeral Home Ottawa - Westboro Chapel
Died peacefully on January 11, 2017 surrounded by his family. Robert is survived by his wife of 46 years Linda (née Assad), his two daughters Sarah (Ian Gunstone) and Amy (Nicolas Ruszkowski) and three grandsons Sam, Jack and Charlie. Born and raised in Peterborough Ontario to Charles and Elsie Butcher, Bob – as he was known – worked 35 years for the Boy Scouts of Canada where, as Executive Director of International Relations and Special Events, he nurtured his love of travel and discovery. An avid reader with a dry wit and calm demeanour, Bob was a devoted husband and loving father. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Saint Bartholomew Anglican Church, 125 MacKay St., Ottawa. The family will receive condolences before the service, beginning at 1:00 pm. The family is deeply grateful for the tremendous support they have received from friends and neighbours as well as for the compassionate care from the staff on the second floor of the Gary Armstrong Long Term Care Facility. For those wishing to contribute, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ottawa or a charity of your choice.