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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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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…..wow…..I cannot believe this…hugs hugs hugs to you.
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