Matthews, Robert T. ‘Bob,’ (March 13, 2018)

MATTHEWS, Robert T. “Bob” – Peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in his 97th year. Beloved husband of the late Edwina Maria Matthews. Loving father of Arthur Matthews and his wife Theresa. Cherished grandfather of Amanda, Alysha, Leah, Katrina (Mark), Natasha, Aaron (Alison), Richard (Wendy), Sean (Debbie), and Robert (Flora). Proud great-grandfather to nine great-grandchildren. Father of Anita Depooter and her husband Martin. Sadly missed by his extended family and friends both in Canada and Northern Ireland. Predeceased by daughter Laurene Laird. Robert was an Irish Champion in both 350cc and 500cc Grand Prix Motorcycle. He immigrated to Canada in 1966 and worked as a millwright in Local Union 1592, while owning a successful manufacturing business. The memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, donations to The London Health Sciences Foundation Cancer Program would be greatly appreciated. For information and online condolences, please visit

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