April 10, 2021
Robert William Albert O’ Brien Robert O’Brien passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Scarborough General Hospital Birchmount Campus after a long struggle with Parkinson/Alzheimer disease. He was 83 years old. Robert leaves behind his loving wife of 60 years, Marion; his adoring children Jeffrey O’Brien (Tracey) and Janine Prentice (Scott); and three wonderful granddaughters, Mikaela, Hana and Hailee. Robert is predeceased by his brothers Steven and Tom (Cheryl), and is also survived by his sisters Shelley (Ron) and Pat (Blaine). He will be dearly missed by family and friends. Bob was a lifetime resident of Toronto, attending Western Tech graduating in 1955 as a Mechanical Draftsman. He started his career with the Metropolitan Conservation Area and shortly moved on to become a staff appraiser and then prominent partner in Davis, Hicks and O’Brien Limited. He retired in the mid-nineties and turned his talents towards home improvements and building his dream cottage in Kirkfield, Ontario. While at the cottage, he enjoyed his love for fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. His passion for creating and building carried over to any organization with which he became involved. Bob was a very active member of Freemasonry, who provided Antiquity Lodge No. 571 with strong leadership and guidance for over 40 years. He was truly a trailblazer achieving Master Mason status in 53 days and continued to participate over the years in Antiquity Lodge, Scottish Rite, and Rameses Shrine in Toronto. Bob had a passion for travel and enjoyed the fellowship that he had in Ontario within the United States through his active participation at the North American Hillbilly Shrine Conventions. Closer to home, Bob was a member of Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church where he was frequently called upon to show leadership, and he did so in a manner of excellence. His gentle smile, calm words of wisdom, leadership, and friendship will live on in our hearts. If desired donations may be made to the Shriner Hospital for Children, 124 Queens Plate Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 0B4 or Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church, 35 Wood Glen Road, Toronto, Ontario. M1N 2V8. Etransfer: [email protected], security word - church. Attention: Memorial Fund. A Virtual Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. A slideshow presentation will commence at 1:30 p.m. with the Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Please join us by the link. Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 880 8722 0350 Passcode: 527892 Phone Numbers: 647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88087220350?pwd=UmVVRzhQQUl6OUxEZ3Rsems4cnVhUT09 A family Interment Service will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Kirkfield, ON.
Robert William Albert O’ Brien Robert O’Brien passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Scarborough General Hospital Birchmount Campus after a long struggle with Parkinson/Alzheimer disease. He was 83 years old. Robert... View Obituary & Service Information
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