It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Robert Cummings on May 13th, 2018 at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa in his 85th year.
Devoted husband of Renee Paradis for 59 years.
Loving father of Dan (Sue), Karen, Kevin, and Stephen (Lindell).
Beloved Grandpa of Zachary, Ysabel, Cameron, Tyler and Mathew.
Great Grandpa to Makayla. He will be greatly missed by his sister Joan (Pat), and brother Rev Donald. He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.
Son of the late William Cummings and Hilda Johnson, Bob was born in Carleton Place, Ontario. Predeceased by his brother Rev Lloyd, 2016. Bob obtained his medical degree from Ottawa University in 1959 and was a dedicated physician, who was devoted to the care of his patients for over 40 years.
He was very involved in the community, serving on many committees and boards, including President of the Medical Staff at Oshawa General Hospital, as well as Chairman of the Department of Medicine for 3 years at Oshawa General (now Lakeridge Health).
In addition, he was Chairman of the Catholic Christian Men’s Organization of St. Mary’s Parish in Oshawa, and was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a volunteer at the St-Vincent kitchen in Oshawa for many years.
Bob was an avid sportsman who particularly enjoyed golf, swimming, skiing, pool and table tennis. He loved gardening and taking on many home improvement projects. He will be remembered for his kind generosity and his passion for sports and love of the outdoors.
Special thanks to the staff at Lakeridge Health Centre in Oshawa, especially the palliative care unit, for their kindness and the wonderful care they gave to Bob during his illness.
Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King St. West (905-721-1234) on Friday May 25th from 2 pm to 4 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Funeral service will be at ST. MARY OF THE PEOPLE PARISH, 570 Marion Ave in Oshawa on Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 am. Interment immediately following the service at Resurrection Cemetery, 355 Taunton Rd East, Whitby.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Lakeridge Health Oshawa, St-Vincent’s Kitchen, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.