Rob Barnes

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Rob Barnes announces his passing. He will be missed every day by his wife of 38 years, Lyndee Barnes. She was his best friend, his travel companion and the love of his life. They were seldom seen apart and never left each other’s company for long. He will be missed by his family and friends as he was always the first one to make you laugh. He loved to travel and explore new things and never turned down a chance to see something new. He and Lyndee have many memories of the road trips and adventures they shared. 

Rob was the son of Bob and the late Bonnie Barnes. Brother of Cindy Barnes. Uncle of Beth Ann and Steve Wolfe, and Vincent. Rob was also the son-in-law of Audrey Boam. Rob will be fondly remembered by many cousins and extended family.

Rob was a self taught master of all trades and so smart. He could do anything he wanted to do. He built a home for himself and Lyndee with a view of the bay and appreciated seeing the sunset and the quiet moments they stole on the porch. 

He loved animals and loved the outdoors, and never could stand to see anyone down and out. On a nice day you would never find him inside, he would be outside working at one of his many  projects. He was a great cook and he loved to entertain his friends. He could wheel and deal with the best of them and enjoyed the hunt for a new treasure everywhere he went. Rob loved water and many memories were made on the lake. He loved the kids and always made time to show them something new or give them things to explore with. They will miss his stories and his jokes. Rob always loved a good practical joke. He has touched so many lives and his memory will live on with us forever. Time passes, memories stay. Loved and remembered everyday.

Any Donations are welcome to the Chatham Kent Hospice.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.



36 Comments on “Rob Barnes”

  1. Lyndee, Grampa Bob, Cindy, Beth and Vincent and families;

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family, at this very difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Tom and Julie Wolfe

  2. I will always be grateful for the time I had with Rob. The lessons, the guidance and his out look on life has helped to make me who I am. He will always be with us , I will miss him everyday. All my love to Lyndee , we will still have a journey ahead of us and you and I know he will be there every step of the way.

  3. We are so saddened and shocked. We will miss Rob. He was a great friend and we have many wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and so many more friends who loved Rob. Paul and Jenn

  4. Lyndee we are so deeply sorry to here of the passing of Rob…He will be so deeply missed. We always had some good laughs when we were all together out at the boat or at the get togethers at your house….You will be in our prayers…
    Sharon and Ron Moore

  5. Lyndee, Uncle Bob, Cindy, Beth and Vincent and families;
    My heart goes out to all of you. Robbie (as I knew him) was a funny guy. Our lives take different paths and I wasnt as close as i would have liked but I will remember him as a funny guy. He will be missed but thought of often. Thankfully we have our memories

  6. Lyndsey, Bob, Cindy and families. So very sorry for your loss. Rob was a great guy whom I have lots of fun memories with. Rest In Peace my friend

  7. Lyndee and Audrey, so sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincerest sympathies to you and the Barnes family.

  8. Cindy and family, so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I have you in my thoughts and prayers for the entire family.

    1. Lynden and family, I am so sorry to hear of Robs passing. Have great memories of the adventures we all had together. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

  10. Lyndee i’m so sorry for your loss. Rob’’s kind, adventurous spirit touched the lives of many including my own. He will be remembered fondly. Cheers to Rob.

  11. Don & Helen Jackson send our deepest condolences to Lindee and Audrey with the passing of Rob.

  12. So sorry to hear about Rob’s passing. He was the life of the party and will be greatly missed.

  13. Rob was an interesting and entertaining man…seems to me that he was always smiling. Sad to hear about his passing. My prayers go out to his wife Lyndee, I pray for your sorrow to melt into remembering the joys you and Rob shared. Don and Linda Olstyn

  14. Brian and I will cherish the fun and fond memories we have of Rob. He departed this world far too soon and we will miss him dearly. We love you Lyndee and we are here for you in your time of heartbreaking greif.

  15. Sending my condolences to Lyndee and family. May the love of family of friends help you through your grief.

    Kari Kostis

  16. Our condolences Lyndee and family . We have almost never owned a boat that Rob wasn’t a huge part of ! He always found a way to help fix them , always had spare parts , and always was up for a cold beer and toot out on the lake ! Gilles and I will always laugh when we think of him singing Neil Diamond songs at the top of his lungs
    (His own version ) of course . Rob will always be a part of our lives Lyndee as will you . We love you both dearly

  17. We are so sorry for your loss Lyndee. Rob was always great to be around, always laughing and having a great time. He will be missed by all. We are thinking of you during this very difficult time and sending you our love. Love, Gregg & Colleen Martin

  18. So shocked and sad to hear the passing of Rob.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you Lyndee
    Frank and Carol VanDeHogen.

  19. Oh Lyndee. U am so very sorry your loss. Rob always made me laugh. His laugh so infectious. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  20. Lyndee
    We are so shocked to read about Robs passing!
    Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
    We are remembering the time that Rob and Ken went with Ron to race the mustang, great memories!

  21. Geoffrey and I are very sorry to hear about the passing of Rob! We enjoyed his smiles and friendly approach!! It is so difficult to put in words the sadness we feel for you, dear Lyndee!!
    Please know we are thinking of you and Audrey!!
    All our Love
    Dagmar and Geoffrey

  22. Lyndee I am so sorry to hear about Rob!My thoughts are with you and your family Cathy Stranak

  23. Dear Lyndee and Uncle Bob and Cindy and family, I am very sorry to hear the passing of Rob you guys are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

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