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Passed away on Saturday, September 28th, 2019, age 79, with his family by his side, at Health Sciences North, Sudbury. Beloved husband and best friend of Gail (Thompson) for 58 years.

Dearly loved father of Karen Hobson (Gregory); and Stephen McKowen. Cherished grandfather of Shelby, Matthew, and Alyssa Hobson. Dear brother in law of Marilyn and Ken Christopherson. Treasured uncle of Colleen Christopherson-Coté (Terence), and D’Arcy McKowen. Dear son of the late Clifford and Ruby McKowen, and brother of the late Audrey Adams and Bill McKowen.Fondly remembered by his many relatives and friends.

Cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, October 5th, from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. at the Logan Funeral Home. A light luncheon will be provided. Bob’s request was that all attend in casual cottage attire.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.


I never thought this day would come. He will be in our hearts forever and I will very much miss canning pickles and pears for him. Our hearts are heavy. When someone we love becomes a memory that memory we will cherish forever.


So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was an amazing man, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He always made me feel like part of the family. Sending Gail, Karen,Stephen and family lots of hugs and love.

-Debbie Walls

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Had I known that he was temporarily my neighbour I would have dropped in to see him. Many a chat we had at the assessment office. My thoughts are with you at this time

-Gordon Dickie

Bob's zest for all he did and accomplished in his life was an inspiration to me. I have been touched and fortunate to have our paths cross and to know him. -Holly Cascanette

-Holly Cascanette

Gail So sorry to hear of Bob passing. Many fond memories of him as a neighbour on Isabella St and later at Moose Lake Lodge. Especially stopping in at the Lodge while on patrol for a coffee and a chat. Thinking of you ken and heather breadner

-Kenneth Breadner

Dear Gail, I only had the pleasure of being in your and Bob's company a few times and I remember you both fondly. I pray that God will comfort you and hold you in His tender care. I hope that you will be comforted by treasured memories, the caring of others and the healing power of time. With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family as you remember a life so very well lived. Sandra Campbell

-Mrs. Don (Sandra) Campbell

Gail, Stephen, Karen and family,

Bob brought so much laughter and joy into our lives. We always will cherish the memories of boisterously loud, fun filled family gatherings with Bob sharing his outrageously comical stories and laughter rising to the rafters. We truly will miss this dear man.
May all of you find comfort in the precious memories of the love and life you shared.

-JoAnne & Bill Fotheringham

I’m so sorry for your loss.
I have fond memories of him at Moose Lake Lodge.
He always had a big smile and hello.
My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Joannie (Penfold) Hunt

-Joan Hunt

So very sorry to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Gail and with your family. I am so lucky to have met Bob and you and wil forever treasure those wonderful memories. Heaven gained a wonderful man. May God-bless you all during this very difficult time.

-Cheryl Rasmussen

Dear Gail and Family,
So sorry and shocked to hear of Bob's passing. You are in our thoughts at this time. Bob was a well respected individual by many who knew him. He had a great sense of humor and always had something funny to say to make us laugh. He was a true character.

-Paul and Karen Penfold

I am struggling with how to express all that is in our hearts. The best way is to say Thank you. Thank you for just smiling during our first trip to Moose Lake when we smoked ourselves out of the cabin within one hour of being there, for just shaking your head when our dog went under the cabin on our second visit and pulled out the water lines. For laughing when I opened the door of cabin 7 and threw out a bucket a bat and a broom as you walked by with potential buyers for Moose Lake. For watching and smiling as Shelby taught our son to swim while he pretended to drown as he could in fact already swim. For swimming, laughing, enjoying wine together, followed by Sunday supper at the cottage. For all the Thanksgivings. And who could forget our discussions on which John Wayne movie was the best. For making us part of your family. We loved you so much. Jeanette Trevor kate and Andrew

-Jeanette and Trevor

Hello Gail, Karen and Shephen,
Mr. McKowen, "no that’s my dad, call me Bob", I always referred to him as Bobby. He was a wise friend, a steady mentor, and a voice of reason when those across the street had lost theirs. Thank you for being a great neighbor and a good friend you are loved and will be missed.

-Donald Knight

I was so very sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I really liked Bob and of course I do the whole family. I first met Bob late in 1984 when selling advertising for the North Star. We often became engaged in conversations about this and that. I'll always remember that he was a thinker. He would be working on some renovation, encounter a problem and not worry about it. He would just say, "I have to think about this!" In more recent years it was always a pleasure to run into Bob and Gail, and if it had been a while, Karen would always give us updates!! To Gail, Karen and family and Stephen, please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers. We offer our most sincere condolences. - Doug & Josey McCann

-Doug & Josey McCann

My deepest condolences to your family. Your father was truly an incredible person. Losing such a strong figure in life is one of the hardest things many of us will go through. Let the memories of your fathers life provide you with the comfort you need during this challenging time, his loss is felt deeply.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Michele Bondi

-Michele Bondi

Hope lifts up those in sorrow and carries them to a place of peace In Deepest Sympathy From Tom and Sue Besner

-Tom and Sue Besner

Gail and family, we are sincerely sorry to read of Bob's untimely passing.
Our past relationship with your family began in Pointe au au Baril where we each operated businesses. Those were happy days


Gail and family l am so sorry for your loss. Many memories came to light when l heard of Bob's passing. He was a great man and l will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
R.I.P Bob. Sincerely Alf Crisp.

-Alf Crisp

My best friend has passed words cannot express how I feel but the memories I have of the good times we had together will last forever.My heart goes out to Gail and all the family.I share your sense of loss.Now we must be thankful for the time Bob was with us and keep his memory alive forever in our thoughts.


To Gail, Karen, Stephen I offer my sincere condolences on Bob's passing. Bob was my lifelong friend, a cornerstone of strength and forthrightness. Gail I will always be touched by the depth of love and respect you and Bob shared for one another. I smile reflecting on Bob's self reliant nature accomplishing both planned as well as unanticipated tasks judiciously and single handed if need be with a good attitude, drive and plentiful strength. My love and prayers of comfort to you all.

-Don Campbell