On Sunday, November 14, 2021 at the Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre in Owen Sound, the world lost a great philanthropist, actor (The Thornbury Theater), articulate journalist/editor, author (A Life of Value the Story of Art Musgrave), Regional Councillor (Grey County), Deputy Mayor (The Town of Blue Mountains) and all around good soul.
Rob was born and raised in St. Catharines, ON on May 16, 1956. He was an excellent student and participated in a wide range of sports including hockey, football and lacrosse. After he graduated from Niagara College with a degree in journalism, he worked at the Port Colborne News. He then took a job with the Meaford Express in 1981, followed by a move to the Thornbury Courier-Herald where he became Editor for 28 years. He enjoyed his journalism career and his political accomplishments.
He served as a Councillor for the Town of the Blue Mountains from June 2018, until he was appointed as Deputy Mayor for the Town on January 30, 2020.
He was founding President of The Marsh Street Centre which was near and dear to his heart
Rob had many volunteer projects such as Kinsmen, Thornbury Community Theatre, Craigleith Heritage Depot to name a few.
He was the beloved, cherished husband of Linda (nee Gordon). Rob was the adored brother of Bruce Potter, Jeff Potter (Harlene) and Judy Buckle (Albert Michel), and the admired brother-in-law of Susan Dennison, Kim Gordon (Debbie) and Patricia McCarl. He was a loving uncle to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Rob was predeceased by his parents Ted (1993) and June (2015) as well as his brother George (2018).
There will be a family service of interment at the Thornbury Clarksburg Union Cemetery.
Friends and family are invited to attend a come and go Celebration of Life for Rob on December 3, 2021 at the Marsh Street Centre from 1 until 4 p.m. Masks will be required and we ask that all Covid-19 rules and regulations are respected to keep everyone safe.
As your expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Marsh Street Centre would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca