He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Norma (Knapp) Patten and by his aunts, Nora Read, Marjorie Newlove, Betty Harvie and his uncle Douglas Knapp.
He is survived by Uncle David Harvie and cousins Alice Edgar, Jim Read, Margaret Moore (d. 2003), Dave Read, Connie Read, Steve Read, Tom Read, Jessica Rahuba, Linda Beyer, Terrence Newlove, and Laura Knapp.
Rob's happiest years were when he completed his degree in Economics as part of the 2009 class at Trent University.
Rob was a dialysis patient for over 20 years.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory to The Kidney Foundation of Canada would be appreciated.
A sincere thank you is extended to the many medical and support staff who have helped Rob over the years: Becky at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Dr. Steele and Joy at the Dialysis Management Clinic, and the entire staff at the Dialysis Unit and other staff in D-1, nephrology and ICU, Peterborough Regional Health Centre.
Visitation will occur at 12:30 p.m. prior to a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre.