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Robert 'Bob' Rene Van Colen

May 20, 1940 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 80)


Passed away peacefully June 3, 2020 at St Thomas Elgin General  Hospital. Bob was born May 20, 1940. Beloved husband of the late  Arlene Rose [Auckland] April 8, 2020. Bob and Arlene spent all  their married life of 58 years working hard on the home farm. A  loving father of twin girls Deborah Stunden and Diane Kelly  [Carl]. A special Grandfather to Andrew [Andy], Stacey, Derek, and Adam. Adored Great Grandfather of Logan and Lillian.
Predeceased by his parents Cyriel[1983] and Helen [1994].Dear  brother of the late Leo Van Colen[the late Marion], George Van  Colen [Carolyn], the late Henry Van Colen, Mary. Sister of the  late Mary Anderson [the late Calvin], Betsy Vanoverbeke  [Honoree], Irene Lamers [the late Casey] a friend to Eric, and  Jane Veraart [Bas]. Bob will be missed greatly by his brother and sisters along with all the in-laws.
Sister- in-law and brother-in-law of Jeanne Minhinnick [Ted],  Ross Auckland [ Betty], Harry Auckland [Pat]. Predeceased by Ada  Schram [Harold], George Auckland [Donna] and Walter Auckland.
Bob was a caring person to all who knew him; he would do anything for anyone; he enjoyed the family life. Bob touched the lives of all his nieces  and nephews for the most of them all worked in  tobacco on the farm. The family would like to thank the staff at  the St Thomas hospital for all the great care Bob received there.
A procession will commence at the Arn Funeral Home to  Cowal-McBride Cemetery where there will be a private family  interment.

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