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Robert William Conn

January 1, 1947 — December 17, 2023

Robert William Conn

In loving memory of Robert William Conn who passed away peacefully at Southlake Hospital on Sunday December 17, 2023.  He leaves behind his wife, Georgina of 32 years and his children Robert Conn Jr and his wife Diana, and daughter Cheryl Conn and her daughter Angel.  He was stepfather to Michael Milroy and his son William, Robert Milroy and his wife Kaylie and their sons, Jack and Max and Jennifer Milroy and her son Hayden Shaw.  He is survived by his sister Sharon Munro and brother Richard Hargreaves, both of BC.

 

Robert worked in the machinery manufacturing industry in the GTA for decades as Purchasing Manager.  He was well respected in the industry and anyone who knew him said his handshake was better than any contract.  He worked for Carquest Canada in Brampton for the last 10 years before he suffered a massive stroke. 

 

He always had a smile and a joke for anyone he met.  He never had anything bad to say about anyone.  He loved life and was always happy and smiling and eager to help. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to reel in his targets in a loving way.

 

Robert was born in Toronto.  He had 5 siblings, Sharon, Susan, Shirley, Richard and Marley. He was second born. He left home at an early age and made his mark in the world by working hard and proving himself.  He loved to fish with his friend, John Finn and play golf with his friend, Wally Byers.  He missed those sports very much after his stroke in 2016.

 

During 32 years of marriage he treated his wife, Georgina like a princess and her 3 children with respect and kindness.  He loved his grandsons and lived for the time he could spend with them.  He loved dogs and cats and they loved him.

 

The last few years Robert was very ill with various health issues and the pain and suffering he endured so he could keep going and hopefully enjoy retirement with his wife was beyond measure.

 

God called him while he was sleeping and as much as we are left with an emptiness and great loss, we are relieved he is no longer in pain and suffering.

 

I cherish the years we had together and even though you are gone and I’m heartbroken, I will love you forever.  We were soul mates and you were the love of my life.  Until we meet again.

 

Robert's wishes were to have a family farewell visitation at the funeral home followed by a short service.  This was done on Tuesday.  Cremation followed.  

He wanted his passing to be short and sweet and his family and friends celebrate his life with a Bailey's toast.

 

At the family's request in lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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