Robert (Bob) Reid Courtney
2 hours prior to service (Wednesday from 9-11 AM)
Pine River United Church

Pine River United Church Cemetery, Lurgan
In Memory of
Robert (Bob) Reid Courtney
February 13th, 1927 - November 23rd, 2018

Place of Death

Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow, Ontario


Robert (Bob) Reid Courtney, of Point Clark, beloved husband of Joyce (Campbell) Courtney, passed away at Pinecrest Manor, Lucknow on Friday November 23, 2018 at the age of 91. He was born in Kincardine on February 13, 1927 to the late Lottie (Ried) and Archibald Courtney. Loving Father of Dennis Courtney of Point Clark, Wendy (Tom) Leonard of Campbellville, Michael (Debbie) Courtney of Huron Township and Shannon (Bill) Henderson of Point Clark. Greatly missed by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also survived by sister Geraldine McLeod of Kincardine, sisters-in-law Janet Kempton of Point Clark and Joan (Ellwood) Irwin of Guelph and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by son Patrick, brother Leonard (Muriel) Courtney and brothers-in-law Bill Kempton and Carmen McLeod. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bob’s Life will be held at the Pine River United Church on Wednesday November 28, 2018 at 11 AM with visitation 2 hours prior. Interment Pine River United Church Cemetery, Lurgan. In lieu of flowers donations to the Pine River United Church or Diabetes Association are greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


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Message from Kathy Irwin2018-12-02 10:11:20

Joyce and family

My thoughts are with you all at this time of loss. 


Message from Denise & Jim Capstick2018-11-29 13:09:07

Dear Wendy, Tom, Jenny, Josh and the Courtney Family,

Wendy,  Jim and I just wanted you to know that we are very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing.  We send our sincere condolences - our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family.

Denise and Jim

Message from Dwayne & Margaret Rising2018-11-28 20:57:46

Dear Shannon, Bill and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Our thought and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. May you find  comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of Bob,


Dwayne & Margaret 

Message from Phyllis Scott2018-11-28 18:32:59

Sincere condolences to you Joyce and all the family on the loss of a dear husband, father, grandfather and friend . Treasure the many memories! 

Message from Ray and Lois Galbraith2018-11-28 14:00:19

We are sorry to hear of Bob's passing and send our condolences to Joyce and all her family. Bob was a very interesting person and was such a resource for the history of our community. He will surely be missed.

Lois and Ray Galbraith

Message from Terry and Marilyn Kummer2018-11-28 13:29:34

Joyce and families our deepest sympathy on Bob’s passing .

Message from Doug Messenger2018-11-28 09:58:11

Sad to learn of a fine friend and neighbour passing on. Sincere condolences to all. Best Regards from Doug & Noreen Messenger, Lethbridge, Alberta.

Message from Bill Rutledge2018-11-28 08:25:10

So sorry Shannon I forgot you in my previous post. Obviously my condolences are with you as well.



Message from Bill & Colleen Rutledge2018-11-28 07:50:41

Our condolences and prayers are with Joyce, Wendy, Dennis, and Mike and their families at Bob's passing. As has been mentioned, Bob was always good for a conversation and you always learned something from him.


Message from Sheila Dawson(Collins)2018-11-28 07:01:01

Joyce and family,

   Sending you my condolences on Bob's death. The weather may keep me from being there today, but I am thinking of you all. One of the clearest memories I have of Bob is when I stayed at your place when Shannon was born. Bob loved to play with the kids after supper. Comfort each other with all your good memories.



Message from Joan and Mike Petersen2018-11-27 23:14:52

Sending our sympathy to all your family ! What a great historical contribution Bob has made to the community ! Always a warm caring smile! May his memories bring you peace in the days ahead ! 

Message from Beau Riegling2018-11-27 18:41:38

Courtney Family,

Our deepest condolences on Bob’s passing.


Riegling Family

Message from Harvey Wylie2018-11-27 16:45:30

To Joyce and family. What does one say. Our condolences to all on the passing of Bob. He will be missed.Pauline, Laurie and Harvey.

Message from Diane Small2018-11-27 15:37:05

Thinking of you at this time.

Diane Small & family

Message from Len and Wilma Clarke2018-11-27 13:35:55

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.   

Message from Diane Small2018-11-27 13:31:33
Thinking of you all at this time.
Diane Small & family
Message from Bill & Marlene Pace2018-11-27 13:27:24

Joyce & family:

Bill & I would like to send our sincere to everyone.  We always enjoyed our historical chats with Bob.  He will be missed by many.

Message from Iva Smeltzer & Peter Kiourelis2018-11-27 10:22:53

Joyce. Our deepest sympathy to you and your Family. Bob will be greatly missed by all. Iva Smeltzer & Peter Kiourelis

Message from Ron and Mary Jane Rock2018-11-26 21:51:40

Our deepest condolances to you and your family. May you find God's comfort during this difficult time.

Ron and Mary Jane rock

Message from Christie Messenger-MacGregor2018-11-26 20:26:53

Dear Joyce and Family:  Our condolences are extended to you and your family at this time of sadness.  Bob was a wonderful, kind man who will be deeply missed by the entire community.  Our thoughts are with you.

Christie & Scott 

Message from Rick & Debbie McGillivray2018-11-26 17:19:13

Joyce and family, Rick and I are so deeply sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Bob was such a wonderful man. We will always cherish the stories he had to tell about Point Clark.

Rick & Debbie McGillivray

Message from Joanne Cole2018-11-26 16:41:33

Dear Joyce, Shannon and Bill, and the whole Courtney family; We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful husband, loving father and father-in-law, and adored grandfather.  I have heard it said that the hearts full of the most love sometimes beat the longest - I'm not surprised there were over 91 years of beats in Bob's heart!  Our arms are around you - all the way from New Zealand.  Much love from Joanne Cole, and Julia and Andrew too

Message from Margaret Thompson2018-11-26 14:32:41

So very sorry for your loss,  Joyce, and family   Bob was a great man, and will be missed by so many.  Thinking of you!  Marg.

Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2018-11-26 14:10:59

Joyce and Family our deepest condolences with Bob's passing!!

Message from Betty Pette and Phil Young2018-11-26 14:00:06

Dear Shannon and Bill and family

So sorry for your loss  -  May happy memories warm your heart, and caring friends and family surround you with comfort.

Love Betty and Phil

Message from Delores vanOsch2018-11-26 12:53:59

Dear Joyce and family  

Sorry to learn of Bobs passing  . I  extend my  deepest sympathy 

to you and your family May he rest in Peace.


        Delores  van Osch and family 

Message from Delores vanOsch2018-11-26 12:53:04

Dear Joyce and family  

Sorry to learn of Bobs passing  . I  extend my  deepest sympathy 

to you and your family May he rest in Peace.


        Delores  van Osch and family 

Message from Don and Doreen Steele2018-11-26 09:38:05

Joyce and Family, please accept our sincere condolences at the loss of a wonderful man. Our fond memories of Bob are many - making music together, conversations about local history and local families, the fun, the fellowship - all over many, many years.

May God bless you at this time.

Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2018-11-26 09:31:27

We send our deepest condolences to all of you in the loss of your much loved husband, Dad and Grandfather. May your many treasured memories bring you peace in the days ahead. Godspeed, Bob.


Gail and Brian Johnson

Message from Pat Faubert2018-11-26 00:24:39

To the Courtney Family: I am so sorry to hear of Bobs passing.Joyce I have so many good memories of Bob and you and the way you welcomed me into your home. Bob treated me to life on the dairy farm and taught me a lot about animal husbandry. I always liked stopping in to rehash old times when I was passing through. To Wendy,Shannon, Mike and Dennis I'm always thinking about you too. My deepest condolences to you all. 

Our deepest condolences and sympathy to all. God Bless.

Message from Ross & Elaine Errington2018-11-25 23:09:46

​​​​​Our deepest sympathy  to the family

Message from Jack & Marilyn Blue2018-11-25 22:16:58

Our deepest sympathy to Joyce & family on Bob's passing.He will be missed by everyone


Message from Joan and John pollard2018-11-25 18:33:41

Joyce and family,,,,,our deepest sympathy in Bobs passing. What an amazing kind, man , that is such a loss to Huron township,,.he was a wealth of information and helped me so much when I was first starting out and had a lot to learn about cemeteries and burials. Bob was always patient and only too happy to help anyway he could. We are away but thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.  

Message from Diane Brooks2018-11-25 07:26:05

Joyce and family

What a nice man..!

If you wanted to know something he was the man to see!

sincerely Diane

Message from Roy and Colleen Douglas2018-11-24 15:22:20

 Sending our most heartfelt condolences to Joyce and all the Cortney family.   Bob was just a wonderful man .