Schives, Robert (Aged 79, Merlin)

Published On July 17, 2017 | By bjackson | Obituaries

A resident of Merlin, Robert (Bob) Schives passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in his 80th year.

Born in Chatham, Robert Murray Schives was the son of James and Hazel (nee Broom) Schives.

Beloved husband of 52 years to the late Jean (nee Hill).

Dear father of four sons, Kevin Schives of Merlin, Dan Schives of Merlin, Scott (Lisa) Schives of Chatham and Brad (Tabatha) Schives of Merlin.

Brother of Ken (Joanne) Schives of Wheatley, the late Larry (Linda Haskell) Schives, Wayne (Whilemina) Schives of Comber, Glen (Marlene) Schives of Tilbury, and Marion Bulley of Tilbury.

Grandpa of Dylan (MacKenzie), Erica, Austin, Kelsey, Cory (2009), Jeff, Courtenay and Wayne

Great-grandpa of Rhylan, Rory, Oliver, McKenna and Kylea.

Missed by many nieces, nephews & extended family.

Bob retired from W.G Thompson & Sons Limited after over 30 years of service. He was a farmer at heart, liked to spend time with his furry friends, Buddy, Mya & Ginger, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bob enjoyed spending every Saturday nights at South Buxton, watching the races.

Family to receive friends on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m at McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim. A Funeral Service in celebration of Bob’s life will take place at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Pardoville-Union Cemetery, Pardoville.

Donations made in memory of Robert to ALS Canada would be appreciated.

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