Robert Borst “Bobby Borst”

Peacefully at his home in Blenheim, while surrounded by family, Robert Gordon Borst “Bobby Borst”, passed Thursday April 22, 2021. Born in Dunbarton, Ontario 80 years ago. Son of the late Walter and Catherine Borst. Husband of Beckie. Cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and neighbour . Bob loved his work for 30 years at International Navistar, travelling sunny locations, extensive gardening, and showing off his impressive baking and culinary skills. He was a kind and patient man of many talents. He will be missed by many family, friends and neighbours, and especially by his two best friends Bennie and Beckie. He touched so many lives in a kind, thoughtful and generous way. As per his wishes, please direct any gifts of condolence to donations to Bethel Cemetery,  Chatham-Kent Hospice, or Charity of your choice. Bob asked all to raise a glass, remember a story, and all live happily and well.

54 Comments on “Robert Borst “Bobby Borst””

  1. We are very sorry to know that Bob passed dear Beckie take care of you
    And sorry for all the family we appeciate the time with you in florida
    Louise and Gaetan Clavel

  2. Beckie, Bob will be missed by his neighbours. It was always so nice when he would walk across the road and sit on the porch for a visit!

  3. Beckie, Bob will be missed by his neighbours. It was always so nice when he would walk across the road and sit on the porch for a visit! We will for sure be raising a glass!! ❤️

  4. Our deepest sympathy, Beckie. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

    1. My sincere sympathy, Becky, to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
      Hugs Linda

  5. Dear Beckie,
    Bob will indeed be missed in the neighbourhood. He was always smiling and couldn’t have been more friendly. Later when he wasn’t outside as much I’m sure he enjoyed his home & his sidekick Bennie. Our hearts are heavy for your loss Beckie ❤️
    Jeannie & Grover

  6. Our sincere sympathy, Beckie, to you and all your family. Know that you are surrounded by many caring hearts.

  7. Beckie… sending hugs to you and Bennie…. may your memories help you thru this difficult time…

  8. Oh Becky, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I am so glad he is now at peace and pain free! Praying for healing in your heart! Think of you often!

  9. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Thinking of you, Bennie and the family during this difficult time. Tonight would have been Bob and Bill’s annual date (Navistar Banquet). We will raise a glass to our friend tonight.

  10. Oh Becky I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Big hugs being sent to you and Bennie and your family.

  11. Words are inadequate to express how very sorry I am to read of Bob’s passing. What great times we shared on our holiday in Mexico with you both. His great sense of humour and putting up with all us women was a testament to the great guy that he was. May all those memories give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Sending hugs.

  12. Dear Becky,
    We are so sorry to hear of Bobs passing, our sincere condolences to you at this sad time. With love from Anne & David.

  13. Our sincere sympathies to you Beckie on the passing of Bob.
    Dorothy and Garry Gales

  14. Beckie, so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I remember him coming over here last summer & supervising the workers doing my patio. I will definitely raise a glass ❤

  15. Oh Beckie, i am so sorry for your loss. Bob was just a great guy and i am glad to have known him.

  16. So very sorry for your loss, I know how deeply connected the two of you were and will always be

  17. So sorry to read of Bob’s passing – I never actually worked with Bob but worked in the office for 36 years – during my years in payroll I got to know him well – always friendly and kind.

  18. Beckie,we are saddened to read about Bobs passing.Please accept our deepest condolences in your loss. We will miss our visits with him.xx
    Sarah and Michelle (Wine Kitz)

  19. Sincere condolences Beckie. It was always such a pleasant time to have a visit with Bob on Mom & Dad’s front porch, or see his friendly smile and wave from across the corner. Hope you find comfort in your wonderful memories and knowing that Bob is now free from pain.
    Elaine Warriner

  20. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My condolences to everyone. I worked with him at Navistar, he was a great guy.

  21. Becky, we were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have fond memories of the two of you. Sincerely, Wyatt and Carol.

  22. Beckie,
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many great memories of him. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you,
    Scott Jeffords & Family

  23. Cathy, Rick and families

    Roger and I are saddened to learn of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  24. Beckie,
    So sad to hear of Bob passing. May he be in peace now. Remember your wonderful memories and carry them in your heart.

  25. Beckie
    Sorry to hear about Bob. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
    Sincerely Tammy & Pete Moir

  26. Rick ,Linda and family,
    Our sincere condolences.Phil and I are so sorry for your loss.Phil has good and fond memories of you father Rick.
    Love Jacquie and Phil Johnson

  27. I am sad to hear that Bob has passed. My condolences to Beckie and all of Bob’s family and friends. Rest in peace Bob.

  28. Sorry for your loss Beckie, Bob will be missed here at Blenheim Chev, he was a very kind and giving man.

  29. Beckie and Family, sorry to hear that Bob passed away. May all your memories sustain you thru this difficult time.

  30. Beckie: Bob will be missed in “the hood”. We’ll raise a glass in his honour (or two!). Cathy – so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May your happy memories help you honour his life.

  31. Becky ….we are so sorry that Bob was so sick and passed away. The neighborhood will miss him, he was so friendly and always had a “bottle” to bring to our door. Hold on to all the good memories. We’ll raise a glass in his memory. Hugs⚘⚘

  32. Very sorry to hear this news. Bob will be missed, that’s for sure. I always looked forward to our get togethers.

  33. Bob was my partner on the “slat line”, taught me a lot about trucks (along with many other life lessons).
    Sorry for your loss Beckie, RIP Bobby…..

  34. Dear Becky, so sorry to hear about Bobs passing. Cinsear condolences to your whole family.

  35. R.I.P. Bob. So deeply sorry for your loss Becky. Bob was a gentle giant and an awesome Boss at Navistar. Condolences to you and your family.

  36. Sorry about bob passing Becky. So many good memories from our vacation with the seniors .
    May he rest in peace.

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