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Robert Arthur Wheaton 1932-2018

Robert Arthur Wheaton CD (retired)

Born June 13, 1932 in Verdun, Quebec, passed away peacefully on January, 19, 2018 in St. Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec with his wife Barbara and children by his side. Survived by his wife Barbara (nee Booth) and 5 children, Cheryl (John) of Osoyoos, BC, Steven, Shelley of Calgary, AB, Sharon (Amy) and Robert. He is also survived by his Brother William (Bill) Wheaton of Tampa, Florida, 7 Grand children Thomas (Malinda ), Meredith (Roberto) & Lyndsay (Chris), Jennifer, Andrew (Kris), Barbara (Dan) and Peter, and 9 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Affectionately known as “Bob” he joined the Royal Montreal Regiment in 1949 and was appointed Regimental Sergeant Major from 1964 to 1968 and 1979 to 1981.  He was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 14 in Westmount,Quebec and a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star Swanton Chapter, VT. He was a Master Mason, Clarenceville-Nelson Lodge #9, Columbus lodge #11 and the Karnak Shriners. He spent his working career as a Master Locksmith starting with the Montreal Protestant School Board and later owning his own business, Able Locksmiths.  He retired in 1998 to the cottage in Alburgh, VT where he enjoyed fishing and golf and spending time with family and friends. Bob and Barbara later settled in Lacolle where Bob spent many childhood years growing up.

The family would like to extend a special appreciation to the staff on the second floor, south at Gertrude LaFrance Residence in St.Jean sur Richelieu. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Sun Youth, 4251 St. Urbain, Montreal, Quebec, H2W 1V6 info@sunyouthorg.com in Bob’s name.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the United Church, 1 Rue de L’Eglise N., Lacolle, QC.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Serre & Finnegan
Lacolle, Qc. 
450-246-3899 / 1-800-263-3074

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Our condolences

Way back when Bob & Barbara were first married they rented a house in Laval for the summer. I can very clearly remember
them walking down the street hand in hand (the lovebirds). I also remember his laugh. My condolences to all.

Brenda Carter

Toutes nos condoléances

Bless you all in your sorrow, Peace and Strength as you go forward.
I made a donation through the website for Sun Youth as suggested.
Love to you all


Jean McDermott

Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief

Dear Barbara,
Thinking of you and your family. Remembering your kind words at the Service for our Mother (Rita Trainor-Coady) we understand the long struggle that you have all endured. Thoughts and Prayers to you all.
Linda, Sandra, Diane, Lorraine (Coady)

Sandra Coady

Our condolences

It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Bob. He and Barb were dear friends of my parents Doug and Gail Newcombe, longtime associates from the RMR. Please pass on my condolences to the entire family.

Gary and Natacha Newcombe

Gary Newcombe

Our condolences

Dear Barbara & Family,

With heartfelt condolences during this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our deepest sympathies and may his soul rest in eternal peace. Lived Respected – Died Regretted .

Tony Hattar

Tony Hattar

Toutes nos condoléances

I will miss you Uncle Bobbie…you sure made us laugh through out the years. And I will never forget your bugle.

Laura n Roger n Steven Wheaton

Our thoughts are with you in this moment of grief

Bob will also be greatly missed by his Legion Comrades and by his Masonic Brothers.

Sandra Flewwelling and Jean Paul Letourneau

Que la paix soit avec vous


So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our sympathies to you, Cheryl Steven, Shelley Sharon and Robert.

Rod and Lyndah

Rod and Lyndah Lovat-Fraser

Our condolences

Bob, as we learn in the 3rd degree you are going to join your brothers in the Great Lodge above.
To your family our deepest sympathy and blessing.

Yours in the faith

Heather & Stephen Roberts

Stephen Roberts

Que la paix soit avec vous

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

Natalie Thomson