Robert was born in Chatham and was a son of the late Billy and Lorraine (Shephard) Burgess. Kind brother and brother-in-law of Mary Burgess, Elsie Burgess, Doug Burgess, Barb (Dave) Hainer, Dave Burgess, Donnie Burgess, Freddie Burgess, Larry Burgess and Ruth (Luc Plant) Martin. Predeceased by his brother Tom Burgess, sister-in-law Margaret Burgess and brother-in-law Pete Marriott. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Family and friends will be received at the Eric F. Nicholls Funeral Home Ltd. 639 Elgin St., Wallaceburg, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The Funeral Service will follow from the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery, Wallaceburg at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Charity of your Choice may be left at the funeral home.