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