Robert "Bob" Pritchard

11-May-1942 - 03-Jun-2017

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In Loving Memory of


Pritchard, Robert James

May 11, 1942-June 3, 2017

After a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease, Bob passed away peacefully in Kingston, Ontario, with his family by his side.   A Deep River boy at heart, Bob’s love never waned for rugby, sailing, Queen’s, community service, family and sharing his knowledge on any subject.  Bob was the son of the late James Edgar and Zebba Margaret Pritchard of Deep River, Ontario.  He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife, Barbara Caldwell; his beloved sons William Thomas of Vancouver, B.C., Andrew James of Toronto and Nepal and their mother, Wendy Madore of Hackett’s Cove, N.S.; and his stepsons Skot Caldwell (Tammy) of Kingston and Douglas Caldwell (Ashley) of Orangeville, Ontario.  Beloved Grandad to William Smith of Whitby; Abby and Harper Caldwell of Kingston; Robin, Nolan and Emily Caldwell of Orangeville. Sadly missed by his sister, Dr. Kathy Pritchard of Toronto and her sons, Alex
Gordon (Caitlin) of Port Hope,Ontario, Campbell Gordon of Florida and Toronto and great-nephews Finlay, Jack, Ian and Henry of Port Hope. Also remembered fondly by his many Pritchard cousins. Predeceased by his nephew Fraser Gordon of Montreal.  The family wishes to thank the staff at Rideaucrest Home and Kingston General Hospital for their compassionate care.  A service and gathering will occur at The Donald Gordon Centre on June 18th, at 2:00 p.m.  The family would particularly welcome written remembrances of Bob--by mail, at the reception or on the Robert J. Reid website. 

Funeral Details

  • Time of Remembrance

    The Donald Gordon Centre

    Event Times:

    18-Jun-2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Posted by Harriet Waterman | 18-Jun-2017

Barbara and family, Rob and I are so sorry for the loss of Bob. He was a pillar in the community, always positive and willing to share his enormous knowledge. He was kind yet firm with the realities of the small businesses he interfaced with. While we did not know the sailing side of his life, his support of the Kingston Technology Council, First Capital Challenge and the Angel Network will always be remembered. Condolences to you, his family and friends for the loss of this very special soul. Harriet Waterman and Rob Cameron

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Posted by Roy Thomas | 17-Jun-2017

Bob was a good guy to live near! As the oldest of the neighbouring Thomas family ( we lived across the back lane from the Pritchard home on Sylvie Street) I have fond memories of Bob as an older role model, a great hockey defenceman, a true Cub and Scout leader and an organizer of a stamp club. He was a welcome companion on the many walks across town to and from Hill House. Our condolences. Roy and Jane Thomas

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