Gamble, Robert James 'Bob'

Bob Gamble of Thornbury passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services in Meaford on Monday, March 2, 2020 in his 83rd year.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Eileen Gamble (nee Micks), his son Steven Gamble (Deanna) of Kanata, his daughter Tracey Morden (Todd) of Elmvale, and his daughter Tanya Gamble (Yves) of Newmarket.  He was the proud grandfather of Julie, Zander, Annika, Fisher, Maxim, and Madelène.  He will be sadly missed by his sister Helen Thorne (late Bryan), his sister-in-law Mary Young (Carl), brother-in-law Donald Micks (Shirley), sister-in-law Laura Gamble, and his many nieces, nephews and their families. Bob is predeceased by his brothers Thomas, Donald, and Ronald.

Bob was born in Glammis, Ontario and moved to the Town of Thornbury in 1963 where he worked as a Chartered Accountant with Teledyne Mining Products for 32 years.  He loved the town and took great pride in serving his community for over 40 years. Bob was a long-standing member of the Councils for both the Town of The Blue Mountains and the former Town of Thornbury and was proud to serve as the last Mayor of the Town of Thornbury.  Bob was instrumental in the establishment of the Georgian Trail and sat on the Georgian Trail Board of Management for 30 years.  Bob served on many committees and boards, including representing the Town of Thornbury as a Grey County Council Member.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service of committal and inurnment will be conducted at the Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.  Due to Covid-19 and for everyone’s safety,  Bob’s life will be celebrated at the Town of Blue Mountains Town Hall, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury at a later date to be announced in the near future.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Beaver Valley Outreach (cheques only please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation 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

Details

Due to Covid-19 and for everyone's safety, Bob’s life will be celebrated at the Town of Blue Mountains Town Hall, 32 Mill Street, Thornbury at a later date to be announced in the near future.

Donations: Beaver Valley Outreach (cheques only please) or the Meaford Hospital Foundation.
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Mary and Sharon Teeple
    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Eileen, Helen, Steven, Tracy, Tanya and families, We are thinking of you all, and we will certainly miss Bob and his keen interest in so many things……. from family to the pros and cons of council updates to the current farm markets! We know he is at peace, and hope that all of the wonderful memories you have shared over the years will brings smiles and comfort to you all in the days ahead……. See you on the 11th! Love and Hugs, Mary and Sharon

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    1. reg and mae
      Thursday, March 5, 2020

      Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families. God bless. May Bob have peace and meet all his famlies in heaven

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  2. Rosemary Taylor
    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Eileen & family: I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing; he was a great guy. I remember his years at Teledyne and running into you guys at Tim Horton’s once in a while when I was home visiting family. I’m sure he will be missed! My sincere sympathy to you all.

    Rosemary Taylor

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  3. jeff McConnell
    Thursday, March 5, 2020

    I’m so sorry to learn this. I have fond memories of Bob and the whole Gamble family, from more years back than I’d care to admit. My thoughts are with you all.

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  4. Darlene & Steve Diver
    Friday, March 6, 2020

    Eileen and family, our deepest sympathies in the passing of Bob. He had a great laugh and loved his family dearly. You have so many memories to cherish. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  5. Shirley Fawcett
    Friday, March 6, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Bob. It is terrible news. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time.

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  6. Andrea seney
    Friday, March 6, 2020

    Thinking of you Eileen and family. Lossing someone special can be painful but the memories live forever…his angel will be watching you all even his grandkids..bless you at this time.

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  7. Sandra & Randy
    Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Dear Eileen & Family
    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Bob loved his family and his community. He will be remembered by many for his commitment to both.
    Please accept our condolences.
    Sandra & Randy Pyatt

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  8. Garry and Pat Graham and Family
    Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Eileen and Family:
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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  9. Norine and Garth Baron
    Sunday, March 15, 2020

    We want to send our sincere synpathy to your family at this time of grieving. Keep your memories close to help you all through these difficult days. Bob left a legacy of community service.

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