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Friday February 9, 2018

Robert McClure Kilborn died peacefully at Sunnyside Home on February 6, 2018 at the age of 94. Bob (Killy) was born in Chengdu, China and was the son of medical missionaries of the United Church of Canada. He spent much of his childhood in China, moving back to Canada at the age of 18. He served in the Canadian Air Force in Brandon, Manitoba during WWII and then graduated from medical school at University of Toronto. Bob began his career as a family physician in North Bay and later practiced as an anesthetist in Kitchener. He served as the Medical Director of KW Hospital, and also ran a clinic for chronic pain. He was married to Lois Simpson (mother of Ian) who was lost to cancer in 1980. When grief began to recede, a new partnership with Mary Glen Calder Bender brought a beauty to living and loving for the maturing years. Bob enjoyed spending time on Joe Island, Trout Lake, North Bay; and on the Flying Chief (Mary's boat) on Georgian Bay.
He is survived by his sisters, Francis and Jean; partner, Mary Bender; son, Ian (partner Robin); and grandchildren, Amber and Mia. Predeceased by his sister, Mary Eleanor. We thank the staff at Sunnyside Home, Briarfield Gardens, and Home Care Assistance for their kindness and compassion. A celebration of life will be held in the spring. Please contact for details.

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