In Memory of


Bob Dalziel

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In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the visitation and service will be rescheduled to a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10. Bob's family encourages his loved ones and friends to watch this website for more information on a date and time when we can come together to Celebrate his life.  Everyone is encouraged to show their support to the family by leaving written tributes and condolences for the family below in the tribute section of this webpage.

Dalziel: Robert Windsor,
Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, in his 80th year, after suffering from heart failure in October 2019. He leaves behind the love of his life, his wife of 59-1/2 years Joan (Todd) – his best friend, card partner, and square dance partner.
Beloved son of the late William and Ida Dalziel. Sadly missed by our chosen sons; Mark Fairbarn and his wife Linda, and Ron Gillies and his wife Kim. Doting grandfather and great grandfather to Troy, Tanya, and their children Ocean and Chase; Kelley, Steve, and their children Nathan and Cassidy; Shannon, Kyle and their son Stefan; Mark and Lisa, Samantha and Brian, Claire and Renee. Bob will be fondly remembered by his brother Eddie and his partner Norma of Meaford, brother-in-law Cyril Hamilton and his partner Ailene Mabee, sister-in-law Donna and her husband Jim Kearns, brother-in-law Gordon Todd and his wife Judi, sister-in-law Joan, brother-in-law David Todd and his wife Cheryl Fox, along with several nieces, nephews and relatives. Forever remembered by all of his square dance partners, his extended family, friends, and neighbours. In memory of Bob, donations to the Canadian Belgian Horse Association, 17150 10th Concession, Schomberg ON L0G 1T0 or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the visitation and service will be rescheduled to a time when we can once again gather in groups larger than 10.  Bob’s family encourages his loved ones and friends to watch this website for more information on a date and time when we can come together to Celebrate his life.  Everyone is encouraged to show their support to the family by leaving written tributes and condolences for the family below in the tribute section of this webpage.
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Memorial Tribute

“Bob Dalziel”
  1. gail smart wrote:

    You will be sadly missed. God gives us people to love. you showed me a love beyond. you will always hold a very very special place in my heart. You will be missed. God took another angel home. I am sure you will be a star looking down upon all..

  2. Ralph & Sandy Price wrote:

    We got to know Bob through the old time music and square dancing scene. Always smiling and always happy–a true gentleman.
    Sandy and I shall miss him.
    We send our condolences to Joan and the family.

    Ralph & Sandy Price
    Horseshoe Valley, ON.

  3. Kelly and Steve Trottier wrote:

    We will miss you dearly grandpa Bob. You were truly an inspiration to all you met. You had a huge heart and showed your love to all you knew. We will always treasure the great moments with you. You will be so dearly missed every day but you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. Till we meet again. Love you so much xoxo

  4. Shannon wrote:

    I’ll always be blessed to say I knew you! I loved you so much I can’t express my sorrow for grandma Joan! I’m glad I got to be there in his final moments in life he’s truly an angel now may he always rest in piece

  5. Annette n Paul Trottier wrote:

    We had the pleasure of sharing a meal on special occasions at Marks and Linda’s home and at Samantha and Brian’s place you were a very special warm hearted man who we thoroughly enjoyed our visits with you and Joan . Together your friendly conversations made us happy and looking forward to our next visit . Our deepest sympathy to Joan and the family on your sad loss . Bob was a true gentleman and will be forever missed . ANNETTE n Paul TROTTIER

  6. mark and Linda fairbarn wrote:

    Bob and Joan were our chosen parents we all had so much fun with the Belgians also square dancing. Bob has always helped our family because he was kind .Wehad a great time going to Indiana with the motor home. Bob you will always be in our hearts we will miss you at family events all our love mark and Linda

  7. Mark & Lisa Fairbar wrote:

    Grandpa Bob was the world’s best Grandfather. I had the pleasure of growing up with grandma Joan and Grandpa Bob since the early age of 9. They both helped shape my life and give me the guidance I needed to be the man I am today.

    Grandpa Bob will be truly missed but he will never be forgotten.

    We love you grandpa Bob and we will take great care of grandma Joan for you. Till we meet again.

  8. Rick McKey & Caroline Charman wrote:

    We always enjoyed square dancing with Bob and Joan in Newmarket and Rick and Bob also shared a love of horses. Bob will be greatly missed in the square dance community.

  9. Sandra and Jimmy Annett wrote:

    Dear Uncle Bob,

    I miss you already. It was only a few weeks ago I saw you. You were vibrant and chatting (of course bickering with Aunt Joan). I am struggling to come to a realization you are gone. I always imagined you would be in my life forever. I will miss you deeply.

    Love Sandra

  10. Janine (Hadwen) Auchincloss wrote:

    Joan
    So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
    His laugh was always so infectious, his enthusiasm and push to keep Newmarket Square Dancing Club going are some things I remember.
    Thinking of you
    Beryl Hadwen

  11. Jim and Bettyanne Alexiou and South Simcoe 4H club wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to the the family. We recently met Bob and Joan when we began square dancing in Bond head. Bob had the patience to teach us some dancing steps. Bob and Joan even took the time to visit our 4H square dance meeting and tutored our teenagers in the art of square dancing. Rest in peace brother.

  12. Alison and Family wrote:

    Dear Aunt Joan,

    Sandra’s messages is 100% “bang on”. I still struggle, as an adult, with understanding how someone so important to me can be with us one day and taken the next. It just always feels surreal.

    In my eyes, Uncle Bob was happy for a surprise drop-in and more recently beyond excited to show my daughter and her friend his pet horse.

    May his willingness to help others continue to be expressed through my actions.

    When it comes time to downsize please just simply reach out!

    Huge Hugs,
    Alison

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