Bob Reoch, a lifetime resident of the Winchester area, passed away at Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester on Mon., June 27, 2016. He was 84.
He was born on June 12, 1932 to his parents, John and Lois Reoch (nee Carkner), and he was raised on the family farm along the Morewood Road. On Jan. 23, 1954, he married Muriel Thompson, and together they were blessed with four children — Allan, Ian, Cheryl, and Kevin. Boband Muriel lived on the family farm until 1988, when they moved to Winchester. After moving to Winchester, they became faithful, active members of the Winchester Baptist Church.
Bob was a farmer primarily, but he worked at many other jobs. He laboured on the expansion of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the locks and hydro dam at Iroquois. He worked for an electrical contractor, and he even worked at the Maple Ridge Cemetery. Wherever Bob worked, people liked him.
Bob and Muriel liked to travel, and they went to many places from Europe to the islands and throughout North America by car, bus, and train. They collected lots of pictures and memories in their 62 years of marriage.
Bob is survived by his wife, Muriel; his children, Allan of Kakabeka Falls, Ian (Pauline) of Mountain, Cheryl Reoch of Carrollton, Ga, and Kevin (Nicole) of Oxford Mills; his brother, Gord (Lorraine) of Vernon; his grandchildren, Shannon, Andrew, Jennifer, and Harmony; his great-grandchildren, Brayden and Cameron; and his sister-in-law, Kay Robertson (Cliff). He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Sat., July 2 from 9 am until the time of the memorial service at 11 am conducted by Rev. Bud McKibbon. Interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville followed the service. The pallbearers were Allan Reoch, Ian Reoch, Kevin Reoch, and Andrew Reoch.
Donations to the Dundas Manor Activity Fund or Winchester Baptist Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at wwwmarsdenmclaughlin.com