1945 - 2021
Obituary of Robert Fleming
Robert Neil Fleming
With family at his side, Bob passed away November 8, 2021 at Windsor Regional Hospital, Metropolitan Campus. Husband to Dianne Fleming (nee Holdaway). Loving Father of Malcolm Fleming (Kristen). Proud grandfather of Ellis, Lyle, Malcolm and Greer Fleming. Dearest son of the late Lyle and Bernice Fleming. Cherished brother of Jim Fleming(Irene Cybulsky), Kathy Petrolito(Angelo), Margie Fleming(Randy Hill), and Rosemary Tessmer (Glen). Bob will be missed by his niece and many nephews. Bob was lifelong friends with Blenheim Kinsmen Bantam “C”hockey team - 1959 OMHA champions.
Bob grew up in Blenheim and Erieau Ontario. He was an avid runner and loved to sail, fly and play hockey. After college he worked on the construction of the 401 and then joined the family business L.J. Fleming Limited in Leamington. There, Bob worked closely with his father Lyle and, eventually, with his son Malcolm. After having a stroke in 2004, Bob persevered and remained independent. He continued to lead a fulfilled life - he rode his scooter around town, worked out at the Sherk complex, and spent time at the business. Grandpa Bob enjoyed seeing his three grandsons play hockey - he was their number one fan! Bob’s positive outlook in the face of difficult challenges has been an inspiration to many. Malcolm will dearly miss his right hand man.
Bob’s family would like to thank neighbours, volunteers with meals on wheels, staff at Leamington complex and library, and community members who enriched Bob’s daily life with their interactions and support. Also thanks to Bob’s siblings and his Blenheim hockey friends, whose regular visits were so meaningful. Special thanks to Dr Gregory Leung and staff of 4N WRH Met Campus for their compassionate care.
At Bob’s request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences and cherished memories may be shared at www.reidfuneralhome.ca http://www.reidfunerahome.ca/