Robert Swartz of Chatham passed away at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor on Monday October 29, 2018. Bob was born in Ponty Pool, Ontario on May 19, 1946. He was the eldest of three children born to the late Elsie & Alex Swartz and is survived by his brother Roger and his sister Joyce.
Bob loved the outdoors and being outside. Those who knew Bob knew that he also always had some kind of project on the go and that whatever he was working on was probably to help someone who needed it. He was very generous and giving with his time and quick to put a smile on other people’s faces.
Bob’s ultimate joy in life was always his family; his wife Bonnie (Moore) who he began a journey with more than fifty years ago was never far from his side sharing the highs and the lows that life often sends. Together they raised two children who they were very proud of. Michael and his wife Kelly with their children, Tristan, Piper and Kennedy and Stephanie and her children Travis and Colton brought a totally new kind of happiness to their lives. Bob absolutely adored his wife, children and five grandchildren.
In keeping with Bob’s wishes, this stage of his life will be regarded with quiet dignity. His family has come together to remember him quietly.
Friends wishing to remember Bob with a memorial donation are asked to consider The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, The Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society.