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Climie, Robert (Bob) Charles Donald

CLIMIE, Robert (Bob) Charles Donald

1942 - 2021

Robert (Bob) Charles Donald Climie

1942 - 2021

It is with great sadness that his family announces that their beloved Robert (Bob) Charles Donald Climie passed away suddenly on April 16, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Leslie Climie. He is predeceased by his daughter Erin and will be greatly missed by his children Calvin (Heather), Jock (Virginia), Adam (Yvonne) and Gavin along with his grandchildren Leah, Maeven, Jaden, Lilly and Ella and his siblings Christine Johnston (Bruce) and Shane (Shelley) . Bob grew up in Red Rock, Ontario and then attended high school at Port Arthur Collegiate in Thunder Bay. His passion and talent as a football player took him to Lakehead University, Montana State and then finally to Queens where he was a star football player from 1963 to 1969. Bob was a co-captain of the Queens Golden Gaels 1968 Vanier Cup champions – a team he was immensely proud of and stayed connected with for the rest of his life. After obtaining his medical degree from Queens in 1970, Bob went on to a career as a physician in the military for thirty years, retiring as a Colonel. He obtained his fellowship in community medicine in 1989. In retirement, Bob was in constant motion and truly loved spending time at his cottage in Delta Ontario as well as his family cottage at Silver Islet. He was passionate about volunteering, fitness, music and read constantly on various eclectic topics, including social justice and the environment. Bob was the quintessential renaissance man who could also build or fix just about anything. Always there to lend a hand to those in need, he will be incredibly missed by his family and the long list of people who called him friend. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Huntington’s Society of Canada in support of finding a cure for the terrible disease that took his daughter Erin far too early.    

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I never had the pleasure of meeting your father but both our father's were Colonel's in the military and had wonderful and crazy ideas to make this world a better place for his kids and all generations to come. They don't make men like this anymore and I'm so sorry for your huge loss. His legacy will live on.

Andre Lalonde, April 24, 2021

Leslie, the love of his life, sons Calvin, Jock & Adam, their partners & grandchildren

Dear Leslie & Your Family, We were devastated to hear of the loss of that wonderful Bob. We are sending you warmest thoughts & the tightest hugs at this very sad time. We will never forget Bob as having a huge heart & a goodness & sense of fun that we all experienced & cherished through many years. Love Susie & Phil

Phil Firestone & Susie Caplan-Firestone April 24, 2021

Phil Firestone & Susie Caplan-Firestone, April 25, 2021

Leslie an amazing partner and Jock, Calvin, Adam and Gavin and your partners and children

I am so sorry for you loss, Bob was an amazing person and we were so blessed to have him in our lives

Patricia Eagar and Barry Gladesdahl, April 26, 2021

Leslie and Climie family

Leslie, the loss of your Bob comes as a huge shock to me. The support you both gave to me and my wife, Dee, as she traveled through her unfortunate prognosis will never be forgotten and continues to be so much appreciated. The influence Bob had on all of us in the military during our respective careers was absolutely profound and we are so much healthier because of his dedication and effective communication skills. Please accept my sincere condolences at this very sad time.

Mike Houghton, April 28, 2021

To the Climie Family

My deepest condolences to the Climie’s. Erin spoke so lovingly of her Dad, I am grateful to have met him years ago. Sending you all love at this heartbreaking time.

Melanie Smith, May 1, 2021

Leslie and family

We were so very sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was a super guy and we are sure he was loved by many. Our sincere condolences to you all. Love and hugs Moe and Elaine Sinotte,

Moe Sinotte, May 1, 2021

Leslie, Jock and Family

Bob was a caring Queen’s Golden Gael alumnus. He was giving with his time. I enjoyed working closely with Bob as Captain of his 1968 Golden Gaels Football team. It was important for him to continue his legacy as captain and lead his team alongside his friend Ron Brooks to support today’s Gaels Football team. I will miss Bob his humour and wit. Condolences to the whole family.

Allison Slopack, May 1, 2021

Mrs. Leslie Climie

Dear Leslie and Family, our words of sympathy already expressed in our condolence card, we wish to reiterate and re-enforce by saying that our thoughts are with you in all sincerety. Bob will never be forgotten. He was a fine man, good friend and "Chef."

May time ease the mental pain and grief , but never the memory of him.

In Gedanken stets bei Dir und Bob.

Hans-Jörg Partenheimer
Janet MacDonald

Hans Partenheimer, May 7, 2021


Cal, I was privileged to know Bob and Leslie, as well as all your siblings through my association with you. I was impressed by their compassion and they had enough love to adopt Erin, Gavin and Jock in addition to their biological children, you and Adam. He'll be missed by everyone he came in contact with.

Owen E. Oulton, May 11, 2021

The Climie Family

Hi there, several years back Bob reached out to me on an Ancestry forum. Recently I reconnected with Ancestry and and found several images there that Bob had shared from the Mayo family. My mother Helen is the last surviving child of Sybil Mayo and Henry Tetroe. I was saddened to see that I missed the opportunity to reconnect. Thinking of you all,

Barbara Richards, July 18, 2021


Anne and I are very sad to hear about Bob's death Leslie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during grieving and, knowing you, trust that are coping well. Fondly, John and Anne.

John Bardsley, November 21, 2021

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