Robert (Bob) Barbour

Robert (Bob) Barbour

Friday, July 17th, 1931 - Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Entered into rest peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital on Friday April 9, 2021, at the age of 89 years

Bob was a longtime Insurance Adjuster/Broker and Real Estate Broker in the City of Brockville. Upon graduating from BCI where he played football, Bob joined the Brockville Police Services. After four years of service, he attended University of New Brunswick, later to return to Brockville as an Insurance Adjuster. In 1980 Bob opened R.I. Barbour Real Estate Ltd. with his wife Joan.

Robert was very community minded and served on several boards including the airport commission. He joined the Brockville Thousand Islands Rotary Club in 1980 and the Paul Harris Award was bestowed upon him in 2006. Bob was loved and will be sorely missed by his family, friends, colleagues and community.

He is survived by his beloved wife Joan E. Barbour, as well as his much loved children Carolyn Heikkinen Smith (Kim), Nancy Barbour (Brooke), David Barbour (Angie), Cindy Ashenden and Sue Watts (Dale). Much loved Grandad, Grandpa, and Papa Bob to Michael Heikkinen (Kaitlin), Christopher Heikkinen (Destinee) and Carly Heikkinen (Sol), Robbie Barbour, Jennifer Barbour (Derek), Yvonne Barbour, Sharon Barbour, Emily Ashenden, Michelle Allaway (Ian), Tyler, Tim and Holly Watts, Also survived by his eight great grandchildren. Fondly remembered by his special Aunt Lillian Burns. Predeceased by his father William (Bill) and by his mother Evelyn Elizabeth (Liz) Barbour and several nieces and nephews.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions a celebration of Bob's life will be held at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Thousand Islands Rotary Club will be gratefully acknowledged.

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David Eric Norcott

Posted at 03:46pm
Please accept our sincere condolences on Bob's passing !-- A long time good friend !
Dave & Hattie Norcott.

Rob van der Sluijs and Sue Defoor

Posted at 03:35pm
So very sad at the passing of Bob Barbour. Rob and I are recent friends of Bob and Joans, we very much enjoyed getting together with them for coffee. I could have listened to Bobs stories for hours. Such nice people and Bob will be surely missed by so, so many

Chris Wiltshire

Posted at 10:07pm
My condolences to Joan and the family. Bob was a great inspiration to me and my mentor as I started my career in Real Estate. Bob was always happy to pass on his knowledge and share his experiences with me. I loved just sitting with him over a hotdog and fries listening to his stories of the past. My heart breaks. Rest in peace my friend. You will not be forgotten. 😢

John w hyre

Posted at 09:46pm
Joan, I,m so sorry to hear about Bob,s passing. My prayers are with you. He was such a nice person and will be missed greatly.

Eloise Coleman

Posted at 03:09pm
Dear Joan,
We were very sorry to learn of Bob's passing and would like to express our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We first met Bob almost 22 years ago now, when he sold us our home here in Brockville. Even upon first meeting, Bob's sterling qualities shone through - his integrity, kindness and true decency. He will be sorely missed. As the saying goes: the beauty of a life well-lived never dies; it continues to embrace and inspire us.

Tom and Eloise Coleman

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