SALMERS, Benjamin John (Bob) - Passed away peacefully at age 94 on Thursday July 13, 2017 at Lakeridge Health Oshawa.
Son of the late Helen (Rybka) Salmers and John Salmers.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia whom he was married to for 69 wonderful years.
Bob was predeceased by sister Julia Bartram and infant sister Olga.
Bob will be greatly missed by his four sons, Brian (Carol), Blake (Sandy), Chris (Leslie) and Greg, and his grandchildren, Amy, Cameron, Daniel, Eric (Trisha) and Katie.
He is fondly remembered by Marlene Salmers, sister-in-law Ruth Maracle, his nieces, nephew and friends.
Bob was born in Oshawa in the Cedardale area. He trained as a pilot in the Air Force during World War II. Bob became a compositor at the Oshawa Times Newspaper where his love of words and languages was born. He worked in the typesetting business in a partnership for many years.
Bob was always kind, optimistic, hard working, quick with a joke, and devoted to his family. He was an Elder with Knox Presbyterian Church in Oshawa where he and Pat were long time members. Bob took great pride in his home and gardens.
He fought a courageous four-year battle with cancer. The Salmers family wishes to thank the excellent staff at Lakeridge Health Oshawa 4F for their compassionate care of Bob.
Family and friends will be received at MOUNT LAWN FUNERAL HOME 21 Garrard Rd., Whitby (N of Hwy #2) 905 443-3376 for visitation on Saturday August 5th from 10 am until time of Memorial Service in our Chapel at 11:00 am.
Interment of Bob’s Cremated remains to follow at Mount Lawn Cemetery.
Donations in Bob’s memory to Lakeridge Health Oshawa Supportive Care Unit 4F would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Online condolences at mountlawn.ca.