Robert Hanbidge

Obituary of Robert John Hanbidge

Bob passed away peacefully at the Dorothy Ley Hospice in Toronto on February 5, 2018, in his 92nd year. He will be greatly missed by his daughters, Sue (Richard Harris) and Ellen (Peter Harris) and his grandchildren, Carolyn (Bruce Harpham), David, Scott and Mandy.  Bob is survived by his sister, Shirley Hayward, and his sisters-in-law, Audrey Hanbidge, Cath Jacques, and Molly Jacques as well as many nephews and nieces.  Bob was predeceased by his dear wife of 45 years, Ida (Jacques) in 1997. He was also predeceased by his parents, Fred and Eva (Thede), his brothers, Leith and Hank, and his sister Helen Dutton. Born in Dobbinton in 1926, Bob loved Grey and Bruce counties, and particularly his cottage at Sauble Beach. He took up the trombone while in high school in Owen Sound, and continued to play enthusiastically in 'big bands' well into his 80's. In business, Bob was co-owner of Harrison and Hanbidge Insurance Brokers, along with his good friend Rae Harrison.  A Memorial Service for Bob will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Bob's church, Mimico Presbyterian, 119 Mimico Avenue, at the corner of Royal York Road in Etobicoke. Interment will be at Zion Cemetery, Hepworth.  Arrangements entrusted to the DOWNS AND SON FUNERAL HOME, Hepworth. Expressions of remembrance to Dorothy Ley Hospice would be appreciated. Messages of condolence are welcome at The family appreciates the staff at Dorothy Ley Hospice for their compassionate care, as well as Mimico Presbyterian Church and Downs & Son Funeral Home for their assistance and support.