Bob Wilton

A photo of Bob Wilton

Robert Morden Wilton passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Friday February 23, 2024.  Born 78 years ago to the late Harold & Barb Wilton, Bob was loved beyond measure by his wife Georgina, his daughter Carolyn Bernardo (Philip), his grandchildren Christopher Hudson (Stephanie), Nicole Bernardo (Josh Houston), Dillon Bernardo, Danielle Bernardo (Kyle McCann), Lora Spence (Frank) and his great grandchildren Bentley, Olivia and Charlotte.

He was one of six children and will be missed by his sisters Janet Veres, Elizabeth Robitaille (Mark) and by his brothers Brian Wilton (Elise) and Bev Wilton (Penny).  He was predeceased by his brother Rick Wilton (Ira Jane) and brothers-in-law Tim Veres and Don Robitaille.  He will also be missed by Georgina’s family Cathy Stevens (Steve) and Marion Wiles, by many nieces and nephews and by his favourite feline companion Cinnamon.

After meeting at a party in London, Bob and Georgina began a journey that lasted almost fifty years when they married on October 12, 1974.  The last thirty of those years were in Blenheim where they moved to be closer to his family in 1994.  Bob was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing whenever and wherever he could.  He built his own mountain bike and enjoyed many riding trails including the old railroad tracks that took him from Blenheim to Highgate.  Bob maintained many lasting friendships through his extensive travels for his work in the environmental and recycling industry.

Bob’s most treasured gift in life was his family.  He enjoyed every minute he spent being a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother.  His lifetime was spent appreciating and protecting the environment so that his grandchildren and great-grandchildren would be able to enjoy the same beauty of the world that he was able to enjoy himself.

As Henry Ford once said “the only true test of values, either of men or of things, is that of their ability to make the world a better place in which to live”.  That was Bob…his desire and purpose in life was to leave the world a better place than he found it.

Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many friends and neighbours whose kindness over the last few months will never be forgotten.  To Jodi, Nicole and nurses Mary Beth and Shari who helped with Bob’s medical and day to day needs…you were a blessing.  And finally, to his brother Bev and sister-in-law Cathy…we are humbled by your dedication and commitment to Bob during his illness and especially in these past few weeks.

Although we will celebrate Bob’s life and his accomplishments in the future, we will honour his wish now to remember him privately and quietly.

Friends and family wishing to remember Bob with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice

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Many good nights, laughs and shared memories. Even though Jimmy Johnson is a better driver. You Buddy will hold a spot in my heart. I am honored that I was able to be part of your journey and got to know you, Georgina and cinnamon.

Sending big hugs to you Georgie. It was such a pleasure working with you to support Bob at home.♥️

Georgina and family, I am so incredibly sorry for your Loss. Bob was a wonderful man and I will miss him dearly. Sending love and light to you all

To the Wilton families, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug Hodgson

Thinking of the entire family at this sad time. Cherish your precious memories.💓

Gina and families, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Hugs to you. Sincerely, George & Linda (Stonehouse) Paling

To all of the Wilton family so sorry to hear of Bob s passing sending our love From aunt Barb and uncle Don

Georgina, Bev & Penny and family. We are so saddened for your loss of Bob. Always enjoyed a great chat whenever we crossed paths. Our sincere condolences, we are thinking of you.

Bev and Penny and the entire Wilton family, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of Bob. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sue and Henry Wiebenga

Georgina and family. We are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Prayers and hugs for you .

Dear Georgina, Carolyn and family I am saddened to read of Bob's passing. Please know that he will forever remain in the hearts of those that knew and loved him. We send you all our sincerest condolences Bob and Karen Herman

so very sorry for the loss of Bob. May your memories of him bring you peace.

Georgina and Carolyn, Janet, Bev and Penny and all the family, we are so sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. We wish you all comfort and peace in the days to come.

My sincere condolences to you and your family.Let your memories help guide you through this difficult time.

Georgina& family. My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Bob. May all your warm funny loving memories comfort.fort you during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers....