Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Robert Goetz of Wallaceburg

Robert John Goetz, a resident of Wallaceburg, passed away July 2, 2020.

Born in Teeswater July 25, 1938, to the late Michael and Johanna (Becker) Goetz.

Loving father of Jennifer (George) Authier, Kimberly (Archie) Doan, Patricia (Tony) Evans, Martha (Bob) Murphy, Matthew (Sara) Goetz and David (Jenn) Goetz.

Grandfather of Stephanie, Aaron, Hannah, Trevor, Samantha, Glen, Keesha, Steven, Vanessa, Kate, Jack, Parker, Taylor, Carter and Paige and five great grandchildren.

Sadly missed and remembered by his siblings Anita Goetz, Tom (Carol) Goetz, William (Ruth) Goetz, John (Judy) Goetz, Mary Anne (Tom) Fortney, and sister-in-law Sharon Goetz. Predeceased by his brother Alexander (Sandy) Goetz. (2001)

Bob was well known in Wallaceburg as “Butcher Bob” at Gordon’s and continued to work as a butcher until his retirement from Loblaws Superstore in 2002.

Bob played hockey for years with the Wallaceburg Hornet Oldtimers where he was known as “the Rocket”, and was a certified hockey referee. He also enjoyed playing tennis and skiing.

His passion was fishing on Manitoulin Island with his brothers and sons. Many friends and family made the journey to the “Island” over the years to enjoy the fishing, the food and the campfire stories. Bob was quick with a story, a joke or a smile.

He will be remembered as a presence and an entertainer.

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