ROBERT EDWARD WALLER
November 16, 1936 – February 8, 2013 Bob Waller passed away peacefully at Bethell House Hospice, Inglewood, at the age of 76 years, after a three-year battle with a stage four brain tumour. Loving husband of Susan Fletcher, his partner of 34 years. Dear father of Shannon (and Bruce), Julia (and James). Loving Poppa of Madison, Charlotte, and the newest addition, Vivienne. Dear brother of Doug. Fondly remembered by Marilyn, mother of his daughters. Bob was called to the Bar in 1962 and first worked in private practice in Hanover, Ontario. Bob became a pilot in 1967 and continued to fly for 40 years. His love of flying took him to de Havilland Aircraft where he was working as a lawyer when he met his beloved wife, Sue, whom he married in 1981. Bob subsequently became General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. After 26 years, he retired in 1999 with the honorary title of 'gentleman of de Havilland'. In 1988, he and Sue moved to the country and, in 2000, built their present property which they have enjoyed thoroughly for many years. After retirement, Bob began a small business in plain language editing which he ran until 2012. Bob pursued a variety of diverse passions and interests. To honour his 'Waller' name, Bob built dry stone walls, both on his and friends' properties and helped coordinate the building of the Healing Walls at Headwaters Hospital. He also took up long distance biking, loved singing, and was well-known for his inquisitive nature, determination, honesty, and integrity. The family wishes to thank all the friends and community who actively supported Bob's cancer journey, neurosurgeon Dr. Marmor of Trillium Hospital, Maureen Daniels and Dr. Mason of the Pencer Brain Tumour Centre, and the incredibly wonderful staff and volunteers at Bethell House Hospice.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home Baxter & Giles Chapel, 273 Broadway, Orangeville (519-941-2630), on Friday afternoon 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 o'clock. Funeral service will be held in St. Mark's Anglican Church, 5 First Avenue, Orangeville, on Saturday, February 16 at one o'clock, followed by cremation. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Trillium Health Care Foundation, Neurosurgery Unit in honour of Dr. Marmor, 100 Queensway West, 5th Floor, Mississauga L5B 1B8 (www.trilliumgiving.ca) or Bethell Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 75, Stn Main, Inglewood L7C 3L6 (www.bethellhospice.org). Condolences for the family may be offered at
Monday February 11, 2013
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