Whitcroft, Robert James - Long time resident of Ridgetown , passed away on December 26th, 2016.
Loving father of Barbara Beatty and David, of Woodstock. Predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty"(Bedard) 1997 and his son Barry, 1998.
Bob was actively involved in his Rotary group and a member of the men’s breakfast club at the Church of the Advent for many years. Bob was known for his love of antiques and his treasured toy collection. He loved telling stories of where, when and how he obtained each and every item. Bob also spent many enjoyable hours with his stamp and coin collections.
Special gratitude is expressed to the staff of the Village who cared for Bob over the past two years. Thank you for your care and concern, and your shared stories with him. Thanks to his fellow residents, who would stick their heads into his room for a chat, and also to his table mates, Fred, Don and Marvin.
Being a very private and quiet person, Bob requested there be no visitation. Cremation has taken place and a private family burial will be held. Arrangements have been made through McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown.
In lieu of donations or flowers, the family would ask everyone to honour Bob by engaging in random acts of kindness toward others.
McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. East, Ridgetown, Ontario, 519-674-3141