Donaldson, Robert (Bob) - Peacefully with family by his side on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in his 65th year. Beloved husband of Suzanne Boles. Dear father of Leanne (Donaldson) Teston and Albert Morgado, Michael Donaldson and wife Ella Donaldson and Jennifer Donaldson. Loving grandfather of Emily Teston. Brother of Richard (Dick) Donaldson and wife Shirley, Alan Donaldson and wife Heather, Stephen Donaldson and brother-in-law of Anita Boles. Bob will also be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by loving parents Homer and Dorothy Donaldson. Special thank you to the nurses and doctors of LHSC and the Critical Care Trauma Centre (CCTC), Victoria Campus. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 12 at 11:00 am. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation would be gratefully acknowledged.
June 9, 2013, 9:35 pm
Leanne, my deepest sympathy goes out to you with the loss of your father. All of our prayers will be with all of the family during this time of sorrow.
June 9, 2013, 6:04 pm
Suzanne, I am so sorry that I cannot be with you in person this week, but my heart is with you. We'll talk soon. Let others help where and when they can, and don't be shy asking for help. You know you are strong, but you gain strength from others too. Lean on them.
June 9, 2013, 6:35 pm
I'm so sorry Suzanne. I'm thinking of you.
June 9, 2013, 7:00 pm
What a wonderful photo of Bob. Just how I remember him. Such an easy going guy!! Always willing to help out whenever needed. I will always be here for you Suzanne. Please do reach out when times get lonely. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.
June 9, 2013, 10:11 pm
Suzanne, you will be in my heart as you go through this difficult time.
June 10, 2013, 8:40 am
What a wonderful picture of Bob, that is exactly how I want to remember him with his huge smile, I worked with Bob at Presstran and came to find out just how passionate he was about his job and the people he worked with. He will be very much missed by everyone here at Presstran. My sincere condolences go out to his family.
June 10, 2013, 8:57 am
This picture of Bob is exactly the way he was each and everyday at work. My thoughts and prayers are with you Suzanne and your family at this time. Bob will be greatly missed here at Presstran.
June 10, 2013, 10:43 am
Leanne,Robert and Emily, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Dad (Grandfather).
June 10, 2013, 11:11 am
You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and sadness.
June 10, 2013, 11:52 am
Suzanne - I am so sorry and shocked to learn about Bob's death. I send my sincere condolences to you and your children. I don't have any more words, other than to say you are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 10, 2013, 11:58 am
My condolences, Suzanne.
June 10, 2013, 12:35 pm
May Bob fly with the angels and send you and his children lots of messages. I was happy to meet Bob and share I this journey with you Suzanne. Blessings to all of you.
June 10, 2013, 1:29 pm
So sorry that Bob has passed on. I know that he was a great blessing in your life and he will continue to be. Words cannot express either sorrow or comfort at a time like this, only the sense of presence and the knowledge that you are being held in the thoughts and prayers of many people. May the angels bring you comfort, may your family keep you strong, may your friends and colleagues support you with their friendship, and may you find peace in knowing that Bob's name is written large in the Book of Life forever.
June 10, 2013, 5:47 pm
Suzanne, I am so sorry. I read your blog entry last week and understand what a difficult time you have been going through. May your children and grandchildren bring you comfort. Best, Irene
June 10, 2013, 8:57 pm
Uncle Bob was an amazing person to have be a part of my life. He never ceased to make me laugh and smile. He will be missed greatly.
Bob and Wendy Hamilton
June 11, 2013, 12:39 am
Our deepest condolences to Bob's wife and family. Wendy and I truly enjoyed working with Bob at Presstran. He will be missed by us and so many more. Our prayers are with the family at this difficult time.
June 11, 2013, 8:25 am
Suzanne & family - thinking of you at this very difficult time and holding you in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy,
Kym & Don Wolfe
June 11, 2013, 9:55 am
Suzanne, you're in my thoughts every day, and I can't even begin to imagine how hard this time is for you. As the grief subsides--and it always seems that it never will, I know--your wonderful memories of Bob will become stronger and sweeter. Take care, and I'll call you soon.
June 11, 2013, 12:54 pm
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. I am sure it will take time to grieve as a death is a very difficult time for family and friends of a loved one.
Alan Hoyt GPAlbomedic
June 11, 2013, 5:10 pm
Suzanne and family my Condolences to you all, i have know Bob for over 7 years,though i never got to meet him face to face his wisdom and jokes will be with me for ever, My life has been enriched and blessed for having know him
In closing i would like to share something with you and the family.
When we lost our dad i was told if you press your hand against the casket your hand print will be with him forever. All of us kids did it it helped us hope it can you
with heart felt sympathy
Alan Hoyt (aka GP_Albomedic)
June 11, 2013, 5:31 pm
My deepest heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with his family that they may find comfort and peace in the days ahead.
As fellow online gamers, we enjoyed the sound of Robert's voice and his online game bravado and commentary.
He liked to do battle in Battlefield 2, Battlefield Bad Company, and Battlefield 3.
He was a great team player, and fellow member of the Grave Packers -=GP=-, an online gaming clan. I knew him as Cowboy59. He was one of the original members of the first GP Clan back in 2008-2009.
I met him online about four years ago, and liked him from day one. Affable, talkative, and fun to get into the battles with. He was good at it, and saved my online bacon many times.
Some people may think that online relationships with other people are shallow, lacking personal contact, however I differ with that opinion specifically from knowing guys like Robert, who would converse and share thoughts on just about any subject. We use a voice-communication software that allows us to talk to each other while in game, or at any other time of the day. It allows for interaction that makes you feel like you know the other players.
We are all separated by considerable geography, and sometimes players actually do meet up (in the real world) and shake hands, placing a face to the voice, because that actual contact is important to people.
Even though we never met in person, I feel as though we did, and will miss Bob, my friend, greatly indeed.
I can see he was a good family man and leaves behind many who loved him
Daniel Robinson(Aka Casa)
June 11, 2013, 5:48 pm
Suzanne, my deepest condolences at this time of sorrow. I too knew Bob as a member of the GP gaming clan. I first met him in 2009. We had many laughs throughout the years. I count it a privilege and a honor for know him. I thank God for the time I've had talking to him. He was like a Father to most of the clan, and I know that one day I will be reunited with him. Thank you for the time you share him with me.
Jan Golddstein Wanetick
June 13, 2013, 4:55 pm
I am so sorry for your loss.
I lost my husband 11 years ago. At first it may seem like life is ovewhelming. But over time, things will get easier.
You will never stop missing, but you will appreciate the time that you did share with Bob.
June 13, 2013, 10:02 pm
Suzanne, dear heart, I am so very sorry about Bob's death. I am sorry I never got to meet him, but felt I knew him through your stories, even the tough ones in these recent months. He is always with you. And I will do what I can to help with the strangeness of life as it is for you now.
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