A Funeral Service will be conducted at the St. Andrew's United Church 1 James Street, Ripley, on Friday July 21, 2023 at 1:30 PM followed by a luncheon at the Ripley Community Centre. 
In Memory of
Robert "Bob" Middelkamp
July 25th, 1945 - July 14th, 2023

Place of Death

LHSC - University Hospital, London, Ontario.


Bob Middelkamp of Ripley passed away at University Hospital, London on July 14, 2023 at the age of 77.
He is survived by his loving wife Ria, three sons Troy & Angie, Sean & Sara, and Ian & Dolores and by his four grandchildren Noah, Anna, Blake & Dylan. Also survived by his four sisters Renske & Ed, Wini, Kini & John, Marian & Greg, two brothers Jake & Margo, and Henry & Mary. Brother-in-law of Allan & Eleanor, and Marjory and Harlene. Predeceased by his parents Henry & Alice, his sister Gay, brothers Albert and John, and brothers-in-law John and Norm.

Besides his love for his large extended family Bob will be remembered by his love of trees, flowers, and all things growing. Also his love for singing. He was a member of the Pine River United Church Choir and the Community Singers for many years.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for everyone of the health care professionals, friends and community members who have supported Bob and Ria during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Pine River United Church, the Kincardine & Community Health Care Foundation - MRI Fund, or the charity of your choice are appreciated.


Please select one of the family's preferred charities:

  Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation

 Pine River United Church - General Fund

You can also select the charity of your choice below:

Message from Don and Rilla Davis2023-07-22 11:22:30
Ria, Ian and the entire Middlekamp family. We were very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time of grief.
Message from Margaret Thompson2023-07-21 17:41:07
So very sorry for your loss, Ria and family.
Message from Nancy Thomson2023-07-21 14:46:40
Ria and family, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you as you go through the next days and weeks. Sincerely Nancy and Ken Thomson.
Message from Lori Mortimer2023-07-21 12:15:18
Our sympathies to Ria and all of Bob’s family at this sad time. Ivan Smith and Lori Mortimer
Message from Susan Hackett2023-07-21 11:58:19
Ria and families, my deepest condolences for your loss of Bob. He was a kind and caring man , whom will be missed by all that knew him.
Message from Kara, Kyle, Oscar, and Stella Kortegaard2023-07-21 11:21:58
Dear Ria, Troy, Sean, and Ian and families: We are deeply saddened by the death of Bob. He will be remembered by our family and community for his generosity, his compassion, and his beautiful outlook on life. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With love, the Kortegaards
Message from Hilary Johnson2023-07-21 06:52:42
Our deepest condolences go out to Ria and the Middelkamp family. Bob was such a kind and wonderful gentleman, he will be so missed. You are in our thoughts, Hilary ,Andy and Jenny Johnson
Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2023-07-21 00:02:30
We send our deepest condolences to Ria, Troy, Sean, Ian and families as well as the Middelkamp family at this sad time. May special memories of Bob bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely Gail and Brian Johnson
Message from Rients and Andrea Miedema2023-07-20 22:06:12
To Ria and family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We know that he will be greatly missed.
Message from Rob & Donna Middelkamp2023-07-20 18:46:47
Our Deepest Sympathy Aunt Ria & Family on the passing of Uncle Bob he was a pretty special man and will always remember him . Sending hugs to you all . RIP UNCLE BOB !!!!! You will sure be missed . xoxo xoxo
Message from Cathy and Jim Rowaan 2023-07-20 07:57:56
Our sincere condolences to you Ria and family. He was a great guy and the best friend anyone could have. We learned a lot from him. We cherish all the great memories of the times spent together. Till we meet again continue to sing with the heavenly angels. Love Jim and Cathy Rowaan
Message from Eva Schwarz2023-07-19 13:09:29
Our heartfelt symphatei goes out to all the Middlecamp family we only met Bob at Troys place sometimes but he was the nicest guy ever to talk to ,and he raised some great young man he can be proud of we thank you for your kindness and we are grateful to know Troy and family thinking of you at this time eva and hans
Message from RICHARD BOSCH2023-07-19 13:06:29
Sorry to here about your lose, he was a great cousin to me, he will be missed
Message from Fran and Al Edwards2023-07-19 08:57:31
Rita and family, We are saddened by news of Bob’s passing. Hold your memories tight during this time.
Message from Annette Zwaagstra 2023-07-19 08:54:45
Our sincere condolences Ria and family. I have fond memories of Bob working together at Van Egmond’s greenhouses. He will be missed ❤️ Richard and Annette Zwaagstra (Van Egmond)
Message from Bert en Aly Middelkamp2023-07-18 16:31:18
Beste Ria en familie, Onze condoleances bij dit grote verlies. We begrijpen uit het bericht, dat jullie al langere tijd zorgen hadden. Wij bewaren mooie herinneringen aan ons bezoek in Canada (alweer 10 jaar geleden), toen Bob als gids met ons meeging om de omgeving te laten zien en de familie te bezoeken. We hopen en bidden om kracht en sterkte voor jullie om dit verlies te dragen; we wensen jullie veel liefde om elkaar daarbij te steunen. Bert en Aly Middelkamp, Assen -NL
Message from Mavis Thomas 2023-07-18 14:57:10
We are very sorry for Ria and her family. Bob’s passing will be felt by all. He was such a friendly and thoughtful man to chat with. Mavis and Doug Thomas
Message from Deb & Jeff Chalmers2023-07-18 13:50:38
Deepest condolences to Ria, Family & Friends. We are saddened to learn of the passing of Bob. I recall his love of flowers and plants and his greatly appreciated efforts in making St. Andrews Church, Ripley look its best.
Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2023-07-18 12:53:06
Our sincere condolence Ria and family with the passing of Bob!!
Message from Gary and Karen Pollock2023-07-18 10:20:54
Our condolences to Ria and the rest of the Middelkamp family on the passing of Bob.
Message from Joyce Smith2023-07-18 09:03:02
Dear Ria & family--so sad to hear the news of Bob's passing--he will be truly missed by everyone--family & friends--enjoy the memories--love & hugs--Joyce
Message from Ray and Lois Galbraith2023-07-17 20:54:28
We are thinking of you at this very difficult time and send our condolences. Bob will be missed by his many friends and family.
Message from Geert en Mannie Middelkamp2023-07-17 13:53:15
Gecondoleerd met dit groot verlies van Bob. We wensen jullie samen veel kracht en sterkte toe om dit verlies te dragen,en dat Gods hulp en nabijheid bij jullie moog zijn..
Message from Cairne Harper2023-07-17 13:03:08
Dear Ria and family : Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband.
Message from Ann and Don Thompson2023-07-17 11:45:47
Ria and Family. So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He wii be greatly missed.
Message from Jewel Eden2023-07-17 09:23:32
Oh Ria, I am crying Shan I read this,I send my condolences to you & your entire family love Jewel xo
Message from Hope & Dale MacCrostie2023-07-17 09:20:39
Our condolences to Ria and all the Middlecamp family in the loss of Bob.
Message from Bob Bosch2023-07-17 08:48:03
Our sincerest condolences. He was a great guy and we will miss him.
Message from Mike & Rachel butorajac2023-07-16 22:02:06
Deepest sympathies and big hugs to everybody. Bob was such a lovely man that will live on in our hearts forever. Mike & Rachel
Message from Elzo Tenyenhuis2023-07-16 19:11:24
Sincere condolences to you, Ria and your family. We remember Bob’s friendly manner, warm smiles and his love for singing. There’ll be no shortage of that now for him. We also remember the tremendous fight for recovery he waged after the snowmobile event, showing his confidence in God’s healing and restoration. Bob’s fight is over. Our hope and prayer is that you find comfort and rest in God’s grace and power to overcome. Elzo +Marijke
Message from David Barrie2023-07-16 13:43:04
We enjoyed many years of friendship with Bob thanks to Community Singers.When he couldn’t participate he always seemed so glad to see us !Truly remembered..David and Miriam