BARRON, Robert “Bob” Charles
Bob Barron was born in Chatham on December 5th, 1941. Son of the late Michael Francis Barron and Margaret Barron (Mulhern), and brother to Michael Barron (Barbara) and Ruth Barron (Martin, deceased). Bob was the beloved husband of the late Wendy Barron (Hackett) for 41 years.
Bob was always surrounded by women, having two daughters, three granddaughters, and two great-granddaughters. Bob was the loving father to Lynley Taylor (Barron), and Roberta (Bobi) Pinsonneault (Barron, deceased). Loving grandfather (Papa) to Megan Pinsonneault, Rebecca Taylor, Kate Pinsonneault (Evan). Proud great-grandfather to Jaelyn Wheeler and Bridget Chambers. Bob will also be cherished and remembered by his loving companion, Patricia Bechard.
Bob grew up hunting and fishing with his older brother, Michael. His passion for hunting and fishing continued with him for the rest of his life. He was a proud farmer buying his first piece of land in 1966, and many will fondly remember him as ‘Farmer Bob.’ On top of farming, he worked at Siemen’s as a supervisor and sales manager until he retired in 1992. He also was a volunteer firefighter for Chatham Township. He thoroughly enjoyed travelling and spending time with his friends, many of which he had known since childhood. He will be fondly remembered for his dependable and kind nature.
Bob was extremely devoted to his family, whether it was fish fry’s or family dinners. He was always happy being surrounded by the women in his life. Bob had a great sense of humour and would often say things for the sole purpose of ruffling everyone’s feathers. Bob was competitive and enjoyed playing board games with family and friends but didn’t enjoy losing as much. He enjoyed listening to music, whether it be Steely Dan, seeing the Grateful Dead live and Emmylou Harris.
Bob passed away peacefully on the farm, on September 4th 2021, surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday October 3rd 2021. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society.