COURTICE, Robert “Bob” Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, October 26, 2017, Bob passed away in his 66th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband of 28 years to Brenda Clark. Loving father of Robin Courtice. Dear brother of Kathleen (Rob) Rattew, Richard (Elaine) Courtice and Patricia (Ron Bezener) Courtice. Fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and devoted friends. Born to the late Jack and Beth (nee Cook) Courtice in Brandon Manitoba on January 26, 1952, Bob grew up in Ajax/Pickering before moving to Toronto, then Port Perry and finally, Port Hope. Admired for his awesome guitar playing and famous for his trademark handlebar moustache, Bob was also a talented cook who loved to share good food, fine wine and laughter. His early occupations included guitar repairing and sign writing. In 1995 he chose to be a stay-at-home-dad and was supportive of Brenda while she pursued a demanding career. A lifelong learner, Bob continued to study and play guitar for most of his life, performing with an eclectic variety of bands over the years and amassing an impressive collection of guitars and recordings. Bob was a fan of motorcycles and hot rods. He also loved working out at the gym and playing tennis. He will be deeply missed. Special thanks to the Central LHIN palliative team and Dr. Mulé. The family will receive friends at the McEachnie Family Centre, 20 Church St. North, Pickering Village (Ajax), 905-428-8488 on Sunday, November 12, 2017, for an afternoon to celebrate Bob’s life from 2:00pm to 4:00pm with remembrances at 2:30pm in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations go to CCN/Hospice Care for construction of the new Northumberland Hospice Care Centre. Online condolences may be placed at www.mceachniefuneral.ca
Our deepest condolences Brenda and Robin,
We have so many fond memories of Bob, of our times together, sharing dinners and family stories. Bob was a loving family man, a gentleman with such character and sense of humour. He has touched many people with his kindness and has been an inspiration of strength and courage in his battle. Bob will be missed.
Laurie and Gary Denby
Dear Bubby, ( I think that is the BEST nickname EVER! ) I didn't have enough time with you brother-in-law, but the time I did have was always fabulous! I will miss you dreadfully on my next visit home, but take comfort in the knowledge that you are playing guitar with all your idols. Robin and Brenda are loved and cared for by family and friends, so you don't have to worry.
So glad I got a chance to tell you I love you before you left. I will never be able to drink red wine without thinking of you!!
Thanks for being such a good man. You made a difference on this earth. Sandy