Robert DeLaet

A photo of Robert DeLaet


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Sunday January 20, 2019
1:30 p.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Saturday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Robert (Bob) DeLaet, 84, of Blenheim, Ontario, passed away at the Blenheim Community Village on January 17, 2019.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Peggy (Lusk). He will be sadly missed by his children, Richard of Chatham, Mark (late Nancy) of Blenheim, Deidra Bilotta (Tommy) of Niagara Falls; step children Toni Benning (Rich Walton) of Fort Frances, Suanne Benning (Joe Primeau) of Blenheim, Cindy Benning (Peter Melville) of Frankford, and Kelly Ellis (Scott) of London as well as his 9 grandchildren, Megan Bale-Nick (Ryan Nick) of Winnipeg, Jordan and Melissa Bale of Ottawa, Angela Mills (Kate Mitchell) of Port Hope, Paige King (Matt) of Niagara Falls, Steven DeLaet of Leamington, Sara DeLaet of Chatham, Jessica Gaudrealt (Brady) of Blenheim, Chelsea Hickey of Frankford and Samantha Ellis of London. Bob was proud of his 4 great grandsons; George and Wyatt Nick of Winnipeg, Maxim and Drake King of Niagara Falls and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Bob was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Marie DeLaet , his brother August DeLaet and sister Augusta Sinclair.

Bob loved sports, especially baseball, where his favourite team was the Detroit Tigers. He was a lover of music as well, spending 25 years playing the accordion in the 3B’s. He retired after a long career with WG Thompson & Sons Ltd. He was passionate about his lakeside living and spent as much time as he could fishing and conversing with his many friends.

Visitation at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home:

Saturday January 19 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM                                                                                           Sunday January 20 at 12:30 PM. Funeral to follow at 1:30 PM
Bob will be cremated at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Miss u dearly . Cant wait to go fishing again LOVE YOUR SON RICK

We just found out of Bob's passing last night during our visit to Blenheim Village. Our group L.U.E.Y. has got to know Bob over the past few years and we always enjoyed our visits. He was always the first to arrive and last to leave when we were there to sing. He also would sing along to all the old country songs, he knew them all.. We will miss Bob and wanted you to know we sang a song for him last night. May you find comfort in knowing he had made such a great impact on us and he will never be forgotten. Always in friendship and song. Christal, Mike & Rick L.U.E.Y. (Let Us Entertain You)

Sorry for your lost Peggy my thought are with you and the Family.

Peggy; so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Will miss his smiling face & happy disposition.

Sue, joe and jessica, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless.

Mark and family very sorry to hear about your dad , remembering some good times work at Thompsons

Peggy, Kelly, Scott, Sam and families We were sad to hear about Bob’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all today.

So sorry for your loss Sue and Joe

I am heart broken to hear of Bob's passing. I had the great pleasure if meeting him when I worked at the village. His smile and laugh were contagious and he always knew the right thing to say. I will keep his family in my thoughts and prayer. Fly high Bobby Hailey

I am very sorry to hear of Bob's passing we spent many fun hours playing darts at the KBD. He had such a full hearty laugh you couldn't help but smile. My condolences to his family my thoughts and prayers are with you. John and Joanne Sullivan

Peggy, Mark and families... Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Prayers are coming your way....Blessings.....Don and Anne Gammage

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with all ❤️

So very sorry for your loss Sue and family... Bob was a good man and I remember many Sundays in the summer he would be listing to his tigers on the radio and watching his lions on tv in the winter..... he will be sadly missed.....My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family......

I will always treasure his sense of humour and miss the fact that from when I was a kid up until the last time we spoke, my Uncle Bob was always genuinely interested in what was going on in my own little world.

I appreciated Bob for his patient and gentle nature. Sorry for your loss. Bob & Maryanne Simpson

My heart goes out to all. So many great stories & conversations with Bob over the years. You will be greatly missed.

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

It was great talking to you at the store Bob. It was great swapping perch stories with you and other Erieau old-timers you run into at the store. I hope you find a good fishin buddy on the other side. Aaron and Rui Srokosz

So sorry to hear of Bobs passing Peggy and Family. Bob was fun loving guy and always enjoyed chatting with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brian and Gina

Uncle Bob, A great man and person. Fond memories of many days ago. Loved that he played acordian once upon a time. Peace to you all.

Bob was a nice guy. He had great stories and I could listen to him all day. May your family be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Just remember good memories and they will give strength.

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family Dave & Sue Robert

So very sorry for your loss Diedra. May you find strength and peace in the coming day. Xo

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Prayers to the family from Pam and I. Bob had some good years picking football. I am sure he will be missed.

Ben & I are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

so sorry for your loss, hope he is playing his accordion for all ! xoxo