Robert Glen Shepherd

A photo of Robert Glen Shepherd

At home, surrounded by his loving family, our beloved sailor boy was called by the lord to his last port.  Bob leaves behind the love of his life Marion (McNear).  Together for 63 years, the couple raised three wonderful children – Patty Heyninck (Matt), Randy Shepherd, and Penny Tucker.  Cherished grandpa to John Shepherd (Rochelle), Courtney Heyninck (Tony), and Brittany Tucker (Josh), Miriah Tucker, Kiana Tucker (Kelsey) and three great grandchildren – Callie Shepherd, Brooklyn Mantello and Lyra Baron.

Bob was predeceased by his parents Jack and Edythe and his brother Delbert.  He is survived by his brothers Bruce (Betty) and Keith (Janet) Shepherd.

Bob was a USA Navy Veteran.  He sailed on the LSMR 536 during the Korean War.  He was a proud lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 185 Blenheim.  He took pride in participating in Remembrance Day Services each year.

Bob worked several years at Navistar International before his retirement.  In addition, he worked as a commercial fisherman and farmer.  During his golden years, Bob maintained a local vineyard.  His true passion was his home, yard and garden.  He will be sadly missed by his buddies at the legion and his many card partners.

At his wishes, cremation has taken place.

As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made in his honour to the Blenheim Legion Poppy Fund, the Word of Life Soup Kitchen, the Kidney Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.  A celebration of life will take place at his home in Blenheim at a later date.

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Marion and family, my sincere condolences. Lots of great memories from my neighbor and from the Ridge raceway and good old car # 65. Rest peacefully Bob !

Our condolences to you all

Deepest sympathies to the families..

Marion and family, our sincere condolences. My late parents Alfred and Madeleine DeBruyne enjoyed many years of Bob’s friendship, afternoon talks, and neighbourhood pride. Take care. Jackie and Walter Clemente

You are all in my prayers. There are no words that I can write or say to make things better. Bob will truly be missed. Please accept my condolences.

Marion and family we are sending our deepest condolences to all of doing the difficult days ahead. Keep his wonderful memories close in your heart. As they are now your treasures of wonderful family times together. May God Bless and keep you strong for each other. Sincerely Barb and Charles Cowell.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joanne Wytinck

We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our condolences to you Marion and to all of your family. We were so hoping to see you in Florida this year. I have fond memories of Bob and I growing up together and the fun we had, as he was always pulling a joke on me. God’s speed to you Bobby. RIP my dear cuz

We are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our condolences to you Marion and to all of your family. We were so hoping to see you in Florida this year. I have fond memories of Bob and I growing up together and the fun we had, as he was always pulling a joke on me. God’s speed to you Bobby. RIP my dear cuz

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to your family.

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

Please accept my sincere condolences .

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Shepherd families.

Our sincere sympathy to all the family.

Marion and family. You have my deepest condolences. Bob was always such a great help when it came to the Memorial and Decoration Day Service at Craford Cemetery. He would help with the crosses and the flags and you both always came to the service to represent the veterans. I remember him telling Hugh and I about painting the crosses and having placed them in your yard to dry. He laughed at what the neighbours might wonder what was going on. You could always count on him for help or just a smile. I'm so sorry, he will be missed. Hugs, Cathy Pardo

Marion & Johnny, Sorry to read of the passing of Bob. It is hard loosing a husband and grandfather. I am sorry for your loss. Remembering the good times will keep him in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Lynda

Marion and family So very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you RIP Bob

Marion & family, Bruce, Keith & families, Treasure the memories of Bob Shepherd. Hugs!

I am so sorry for your loss, I never got to meet him but I had the pleasure of growing up with Kiana, she taught me a lot in life and I know he is proud of her and will always be her guardian angel💕

My thoughts and prayers are with you Aunt Marion & the entire family, Uncle Bob was an amazing man and gonna be missed lots, hugs to you 💕

Marion.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Bob was one of the good guys.always enjoy chatting with him.Neil and Cory Simpson

We are both so sad to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marion and Patty and your families. Mike & Cheryl Lehman

Marion and Family So very sorry for your loss Bob always had a smile on his face he will be missed You are in my thoughts and prayers Hugs

Marion, Joyce and I send our condolences to you and family on the passing of Bob. I will always remember my chats with Bob at the Legion. Working on the crosses for the cemeteries and of course at our Remembrance Day services we held in Blenheim and Erieau. I will certainly miss our Comrade. Our thoughts and prayers are with the everyone in the family and to his many friends.

Aunt Marion, Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers. ❤️ Brian and Cindee (McNear) Andrusiak

Sending condolences to the McNear and Shepherd families

Marion and family, May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace and comfort at this time. Cherish your many precious memories.

Extending our deepest sympathy to the Shepherd family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Courtney, Tony, Brooklyn and family I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry for your loss.

Condolences to Marion, Patty, Courtney and Families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Love Anne and Mike

Marion and family and Bruce, Betty, Keith and Janet. Keeping all of you in our prayers. Bob will be missed by so many. Blessings to all

Dear Marion, Patty, Randy and Penny. So sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Cory, Janey and I have fond memories of you both. We loved Bob’s stories and can still hear his laugh. Our parents enjoyed you as our good neighbours. Our sincere sympathy. Mariane

My condolences to the Shepherd family on Bob's passing.

My condolences Marion❤️ Bob was amazing man. So sorry for your families loss Johnny & Roshelle Hugs

Marian and families so very sorry the Love of your Lives. Thinking of you any Bob RIP.

Marion, Patty and family, I am so very sorry to read about Bob's passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Lisa Howard

I’m so very sorry for your great loss Marion and family. Bob was a good man and will be missed. My sincere condolences.

Marion and Family, So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Good to talk with him on Remembrance Day. Will be praying for you, and we are here for you. Bill and Olwen

Marion , Patty & Matt , Randy and Penny , so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Was always a pleasure to meet up with him whenever. Glad to be able to spend a few moments with him at the Remembrance Day service. He asked about how my dad was doing, always thinking about others. Dad also passes his condolences on. Thinking of you all.

Marion Patty and Matt Randy and Penny. So sorry to hear your loss of a great man. He was a great conversationalist. Good stories. I loved driving or riding by to see him enjoying the sunshine and no worries. May he RIP.

Marion Patty and Matt Randy and Penny. So sorry to hear your loss of a great man. He was a great conversationalist. Good stories. I loved driving or riding by to see him enjoying the sunshine and no worries. May he RIP.

Marion Patty and Matt Randy and Penny. So sorry to hear your loss of a great man. He was a great conversationalist. Good stories. I loved driving or riding by to see him enjoying the sunshine and no worries. May he RIP.

Sincere condolences. ❤🙏

So very, very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Justin and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We hope that memories of happier times will comfort you and your loved ones during this sad time. If there is anything we can do to help please let us know. Carol and Justin

Marion and Family, So sorry to hear this, sending our condolences to you all. Bob was such a wonderful neighbour- his summer visits always included a generous gift of fresh vegetables from his garden. We will miss his visits and stories. John, Carmon, Austin, Carter and Everett

Marion, and family we are sadden with the news of the passing of Bob May you find comfort in all your precious memories Thought and prayers

My sincere condolences

Marion, Patty & Matt, and all of the Shepherd family. We are so very sorry to learn Bob's passing. May your many wonderful memories comfort you and may God grant you peace now, and in the times ahead. With sincere sympathy, Myra & Don Pettit, and Shayna Taylor

Marion and Family; Our condolences and prayers to the family. Bob was a wonderful neighbour, whose visits and conversations were always welcome. He enjoyed his garden and would share with us surplus items he had. His presence will be missed.

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Condolences Marion and Family. Thoughts and prayers for comfort and strength at this most difficult time

My deepest condolences Marian, to you and your family.

I extend my deepest condolences to the entire family. He lived life to the fullest and with any luck, up there, there is a patch to garden next door to a casino.

Our very sincere condolencesto all of the family. Our hearts are with you at this time. Love to all

Marion and Family.......... So glad that we were able to have a conversation with Bob on this past Remembrance Day . He has left his mark on this world and his loved ones will carry on his memory.

Marion, Patty and family... I as so sorry to hear of Bob's passing....He was such a kind hearted man and will surely be missed.... sending thoughts and prayers....