Visitation will be held on Sunday July 2, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. (one hour prior to the funeral service)
A Funeral Service will be conducted at MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Lucknow on July 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM (noon).

Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow
In Memory of
Robert "Bob" Clinton Gunter
July 9th, 1955 - June 28th, 2023

Place of Death

Stratford, Ontario


Bob Gunter of Lucknow, passed away at Stratford Hospital on June 28, 2023 with Shirley (Belanger) his beloved wife of 47 years at his side. Born July 9, 1955 in Hamilton, Ontario. He is predeceased by his son Brandon (in his 6th year), his parents Clint and Betty Gunter, younger brother Doug, his mother-in-law Olive Belanger, and sister-in-law Sheila Stanley.
Survived by his son Clint, his wife Colleen and his beautiful granddaughter Shelby. Remembered by his brother Rick, father-in-law Art Belanger, stepmother Joyce Gunter, and his brothers and sisters-in-law Wayne, Joyce (Sam) Saley, Arthur Jr., Jerry, Clint (Rebecca) and Brian Stanley, and many nieces and nephews.

After marrying his long-time sweetheart, Bob and Shirley moved around to numerous places before returning to and settling in Lucknow to raise their two boys, Bob was involved in coaching and managing local hockey teams with one midget team earning a place in the All Ontario finals. Bob was a prominent member of the Lucknow Silver Stick committee, and minor hockey organization. When coaching the juvenile team they earned a spot in the Mooretown Silver Stick Tournament. He was rewarded the Fina Bill Memorial Award for his volunteer service and dedication to Lucknow Minor Hockey. 

His love of music, the Toronto Maple Leafs and muscle cars was well known. Many happy days were spent out on the boat, fishing and golfing with his son Clint and his friends. In the last six years Bob worked for the Bruce County of Highways.


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Arthritis Society

 Lucknow Minor Hockey

 War Amps

 Sick Kids Foundation

You can also select the charity of your choice below:

Message from Paul Steep2023-07-09 11:12:46
I am so sorry to hear this, Bob and I shared many a game of golf. He was a great man and will be missed. My condolences to the family.
Message from Eric Ross2023-07-04 18:47:50
So sorry to hear of Bob's recent passing. I had the pleasure of working with Bob at Leslies and a few visits and refreshments at the house. Even in later years looking after Bob and Shirley's needs on their vehicles. You could always count on a smile and story. Rest in peace Bob Eric and Deb Ross
Message from Patricia Weir2023-07-04 08:09:51
Please accept our sincere condolences in your loss. Thinking of Shirley and Bob’s family.
Message from Roxy2023-07-03 23:15:10
My condolences, to the family. Sending you all love light and warm memories
Message from Debbiefreed(Gowing )2023-07-03 22:25:55
Thinking about you all has you go through this difficult time my prayers are with you all
Message from Wayne & Melita Cronin2023-07-03 10:16:11
Shirley & Family, our sincere sympathy on the loss of Bob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Message from Holly Andrew2023-07-02 17:41:26
Shirley, Clint and Family - I'm so very sorry for your loss of Bob. He's been such a dear friend to our whole family and I'll miss seeing him on our trips home. Adam will always remember the test drive Bob took him on, testing how fast the pick up could really go - a cherished Lucknow experience! We hope to see you next time we're home, Shirley. Sending our love and a big hug. Holly & Adam
Message from Allan & Donna Snowden 2023-07-02 16:17:11
Shirley, Clint , Colleen , Shelby and your extended family our sincere condolences. I first met Bob as a customer and then as a coworker at Montgomery Ford. To be honest I wasn't sure what to make of Bob at first. How could anybody be that friendly, sincere and caring ? Didn't take long to find out he was the real deal. He made work something to look forward to with the excitement he brought with him to the job everyday. He truly cared for everyone around him whether they were a customer or fellow employee. He very rarely left for the day without a little chat and can I do anything to help you finish up. Nothing made him happier than if he could help with something. He always gave lots of credit for the support he received from his strong life partner in good times and bad. Shirley we hope you find the same strength to help you through the difficult days ahead. ❤ Donna & Al
Message from Greg and Laurie Irvine2023-07-02 13:31:57
Deepest of sympathy to the family, Bob was a very fun loving person and will be missed.
Message from Ange and Ryan Finch2023-07-02 12:04:20
Shirley and Clint. Our sincere condolences during this difficult time.
Message from Ken & Mary Phillips2023-07-02 10:44:00
Shirley, Clint and families, our deepest condolences to you. May the love and memories that you shared comfort you at this difficult time. Bob will be truly missed by all.
Message from Danielle and Chris Selby2023-07-02 10:20:37
Sorry for the loss of Bob I remember going with Bob whom got me the task of photographing Lucknows legend Paul Henderson we commuted down and spent the day with Paul this photo remains in the upstairs of the lucknow arena something ive always appreciated about my past photography adventures he had a great heart for the game and his community.
Message from Andy and Marg Sande2023-07-02 08:11:55
Bob Gunter was definitely one of a kind. He wore so many different hats and wore them well, musician, storyteller, hockey fan, salesman, truck driver. But no matter what hat he was wearing he wore it with passion. He just loved people of all kinds and needed only to see them happy to be happy himself. You always left a conversation with Bob with a smile on your face. He will be missed greatly. So sorry for your loss Shirley.
Message from Diane Belanger2023-07-01 18:12:04
We are so very sorry for your loss...we send our deepest condolences and love to you Shirley, and family, in the loss of Bob. From the Belanger family here in Sarnia area. XO
Message from Joan Hartwick2023-07-01 10:28:06
Sincere sympathy to Bob’s family. Bob sold life insurance to our family many years ago, then we met up again at Montgomery Ford in Lucknow! Treasure the memories you have shared through the years, hold them close to your hearts! Sincerely, Joan and Wayne Hartwick
Message from Bill Rowsell2023-07-01 09:27:27
Met Bob years ago and did repairs on his guitars. Looked forward to our time together when he came down with a new project. Bigger than life personality, lots of smiles and hugs. I will miss him and the exchange students he brought with him. Lots of live to his wife and family at this time. Bill
Message from John Adams2023-06-30 22:30:30
Shirley, my deepest condolences on Bob's passing. I have nothing but fun and happy memories of working with Bob in Lucknow at Montgomery's. His smile and contagious laugh were something I looked forward to every day, and I will miss him. Until we meet again.
Message from Brad and Becky Humphrey 2023-06-30 20:36:31
So sorry to hear about Bob. Such a great guy and always fun to share stories with and liked a good laugh. He will be missed by many. Condolences to the family.
Message from Cathy MacKinnon2023-06-30 19:14:33
Shirley I am in total shock about this. I am so so sorry to hear this. We loved Bob and you and will surely miss the chats about hockey…Silver Stick stuff……..I cannot believe this…hugs hugs hugs to you.
Message from Bryan and Vana Gammie2023-06-30 14:58:11
Shirley and family, we were so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Cherish all those wonderful memories.
Message from Robert Burt 2023-06-30 10:59:07
My deepest condolences to the families and friends Bob will be greatly missed by many
Message from Andrea & Paul Hamilton2023-06-30 10:31:26
Shirley and Clint, we’re saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Sincere condolences you and your family at this time. Hugs!
Message from Linda Sharpin2023-06-30 08:42:48
Shirley & family ... So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts are with you now and through the hard days ahead. Linda
Message from Annette and Red Drennan2023-06-29 21:14:51
Shirley and family soo sorry to hear of Bobs passing he will be missed
Message from John and Mary Jo Nelson 2023-06-29 19:50:54
Shirley we are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies.
Message from Perry Vann2023-06-29 17:04:24
I’m so sorry for your loss Bob was always a pleasure to be around for Mooretown silver stick
Message from Sharon Petteplace2023-06-29 16:53:20
Shirley, Clint and Bob’s family: Our hearts & thoughts are with you all at this time. Brad & Sharon
Message from Gordon, Karen & Scott Hewlett2023-06-29 16:21:56
Fond memories of a wonderful and kind person, who was always there for our family. Moving, many great meals together, laughter and a great sense of humor and special hugs!!!
Message from Mark Becker2023-06-29 16:06:38
Shirley Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.
Message from Betty Anne & David Stapleton2023-06-29 15:44:15
Shirley, our sympathy to you and your family on Bob's passing. He was always ready for a chat or to lend a hand wherever needed. Know you are in our thoughts in the coming days.
Message from Margaret Lucas2023-06-29 15:04:14
Sincere regards to the Gunter and Belanger families. I had a chat with Bob a few years ago and was impressed with his accomplishments. I used to babysit all of those kids. May he R.I.P.
Message from Stephen and Carol MacPherson2023-06-29 13:41:21
Shirley and Family We were so heartbroken to hear the news of Bob’s passing, we have had our share of laughs and special stories with Bob over the years and the memories will always be cherished💔 Stephen and Carol MacPherson
Message from Gord & Joanne Brown2023-06-29 13:25:30
Our deepest condolences to all of you. As I will remember Bob as always living life and having fun. Keep the memories close to help you through the days ahead. Hugs
Message from John and Maureen DeBruyn2023-06-29 12:49:49
Our deepest sympathies Shirley and Clint! Bob always had time to say hello and a chat. May your many memories help you through the coming days