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Waterman, Robert George

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Bob “Gramps” Waterman passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Hospice Wellington, in Guelph, after a brief but vigorous battle with cancer. Born April 18, 1939, he was a sports fanatic from his early years growing up in London Ontario, right through to his final weeks. He even kept up to date with his favorite Inter County Baseball League teams from the hospital, and was renowned for his collection of jerseys, memorabilia, home-run baseballs and hockey pucks. Not content to merely watch, he was an active athlete all his life, taking up horseshoes in his retirement and playing old-timers hockey up until the spring of this year. He had a variety of professions ranging from chef to member of the Air Force Reserves, but was particularly proud of his time as an Ontario Land Surveyor, notably achieving the highest marks on the 1967 OLS exams. Predeceased by loving wife Carol-Anne (nee Kimber), Bob went on to become a father to Robert William Waterman (Celeste Bannon), Lee Ann Waterman (David Webster), Carol Jean Waterman (Scott Breen), James Craig Waterman (Trisha Clark) and Jonathan Charles Waterman. He remained good friends with former spouse Lee Ann (nee Farnsworth) Waterman, and was particularly proud to be Gramps to Devin and Liam Waterman, and Jack and Cameron Breen. Predeceased by his parents Alfred and Frances Waterman, and his sister Anne Marie Wilson; he leaves behind his siblings Barbara Jean Nesmith and William Alfred Waterman. In accordance with Bob’s wishes, a private family service will be held as Bob is laid to rest in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy can be made in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Donation cards are available at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St., Guelph. Online donations and condolences can be sent at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com