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Robert Early

July 13, 1922 - August 14, 2020

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EARLY, Robert Grant. It is with great sadness that we announce Bob’s passing on August 14, 2020.
Born on July 13, 1922 in Georgetown, Ontario and now reunited with his wife and best friend of over 80 years, Mary. Left to mourn are his sister Jane Mustard; his son Philip Early; daughter Cathy LeBlanc; daughter Margaret (Ian) Lawson, grandson Doug (Nicole), Charlotte and Fredrick, grandson James (Rachel); daughter Sue (Dan) Linnen, grandson Don (Amanda), Carolyne and Connor; grandson Rob (Jamie). Predeceased by his brother Don Early.
Bob was a Major with Lorne Scots and during World War 11, he participated in the liberation of the Netherlands and he attended the 1945 signing of the Instrument of Surrender at Wageningen. He was a member of Cobble Hill Legion and he and Mom loved to travel in the States and Europe. He enjoyed singing, boating and fishing. He was a kind and giving man – he will be missed.
Thank you for the compassion and exceptional care from the staff at VIHA’s Home Support Services (Duncan) and from Dr. Neweduk and the staff at Birch Lodge in the Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead Care.
Private family arrangements have been made. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Veterans Memorial Lodge at Broadmead Care. https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/broadmead-care/?v2=true

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From: Carol Denys Corke
Relation: family friend

I was very saddened to here of the loss of Bob. My family knew yours over the years and as time moves forward seem to have lost touch. I have many fond memories of your family, even when your mother Mary was alive, of spending time at our home on Henderson Avenue. I have some wonderful memories and photographs. A loss is very difficult to deal with as I have lost Mom, Dad and my sister over the past few years, but the support of family and friends to this day still makes the road to recovery a little better. You are in my thoughts. Take care of each other.

From: Ian Finlayson
Relation: home care worker

My condolences to your family on the passing of Robert. From the stories he shared, it sounds like he had a full and bountiful life. It was always a pleasure to be welcomed into his house during his home care visits. I’m sure you will miss him greatly.
From Ian Finlayson.

From: Blair Bingeman
Relation: not related

Condolences on reading about the passing of Robert Early. My dad, J. E. Reesor Bingeman served with him overseas during WW II in the Lorne Scots. I thought you might want to have a copy of a photo that I found just yesterday (9-Dec-2020). In the photo are: Front: Capt. T. Burgess (Port Credit) and in back row, L-R: Lt. Reesor Bingeman (Winnipeg), Lt. Doug Barbour (Toronto) and Capt. R.G. (Bob) Early. Date of the photo was 15-Sep-1945. Sleep peacefully good soldiers all!

p.s. After writing this message, I discovered that my scanned photo (9MB) is larger than the allowed maximum for uploading as an attachment to this message. If you wouldd like a copy of it by regular email attahment, please contact me.
Regards, Blair Bingeman, Winnipeg

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