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January 25, 1927 - January 1, 2021
Robert (Bob) Coles, 93, passed gently into the new year in his sleep on January 1st 2021 in Barrie, Ontario. He was born in Portsmouth, England, on January 25, 1927 to Marjorie Maud Smith and Reginald John Coles. He is survived by his seven sons and daughters-in-law: Graham (Csilla), Gary (Anne), Russell (Jennie), Bruce (Lisa), Ian (Amanda), Terry (Karen), and Jeff (Jennie) and his 16 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.
Bob married the love of his life, Eunice Coles, in 1951 and began a family that has become their greatest legacy. In 1957 they made the great leap of immigrating to Canada. Bob co-raised seven boys who have grown into wonderful, caring men with integrity and a great connection to nature. He built many things in his time here: houses, their cottage, a satisfying career, lasting friendships, but most of all he built a life devoted to his family and all its growing parts in which he was very proud.
He adored his wife and has missed her so much in these last two years since she died. And so we offer these parting words, “Thank you,” and “go find Eunice, Bobby, she’s been waiting.”
Funeral service will be held virtually on Monday, January 11th, 2021 at 1 o’clock p.m. though the following link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv01OP9TCdLAKuSOVIZupmQ In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada or Northwest Barrie United Church would be welcomed. Condolences may be forwarded to the family through adamsfuneralhome.ca