May 9th 1925 – May 23rd 2021
With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Robert Gaunt into God’s arms. He was born in Middlesborough, England where he met and married Marie Johnson (1926-1980). Three of their five children were born there. During this time, he began training as an Instrument Mechanic and became Third Engineer on the ships in the Merchant Navy during WWII. Later in Canada, he qualified as a tool maker, stationary engineer, and studied to become an electronic technician. He came to Canada in November 1956 as a professional Work Study Estimator, to be joined by his young family the next year. They lived in the town of Bath near Kingston, then Hamilton before settling in Amherstburg. There, Bob worked at General Chemical in the H.F. plant where he was a well respected maintenance supervisor until he retired. In 1982, after Marie’s passing, Bob married Audrey Wigle and they moved to Southampton, Ontario where they eventually bought a home on Miramichi Bay. While living there, Bob became a Rotarian for several years and also an avid fisherman and golfer. Bob and Audrey returned to Amherstburg in 2007 to be closer to family.
Bob is predeceased by his wife, Marie (1980) and also by his second wife, Audrey (2020), his daughter Jennifer Ross (2005), his son David (2019), and his step daughter, Elizabeth Haughton (1995). Survived by and much l-oved by daughter Anne Bracken (Jim), Chris Gaunt (Maureen), Robert Gaunt (Charlene), daughter-in-law Sue Gaunt, and son-in-law David Ross. Proud Grandad to Westray (Bobbie Jo), Robert Reimneitz (Angela), Marc Reimneitz, Micheal Reimneitz (Victoria), Shawn Bracken (Carrie), Brian Bracken (Janine), Marie Smith (Ryan), Jamie McIntosh (Brad), Sean Ross (Cindy), Jennifer Torres (Anthony), Matthew Gaunt (Courtney), Meagan Gaunt (Alex Bondy), Robert and Cory Gaunt, and Jason Haughton. Very proud Great-Grandad to Josh Reimneitz (Gabriela), Connor and Lauren Reimneitz, Alexandra, Hayden, Cole and Brennan Reimneitz, Justin and Kennedy Reimneitz, Owen and Emily Bracken, Abbygale Bracken, Rylie and Cailyn Smith, Wynne and Vann McIntosh, Samantha, Phoenix, Avalon, Celebriene, Elyssia and Auraelia Ross, Garrett, Jake and Merai Torres, Ethan, Oliver, and Finn Gaunt, Braiden, Alaina and Carson Gaunt-Bondy, Elizabeth and Jackson Haughton.
If you so desire, donations to Windsor & Es County Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.
Face coverings and reservations are required for visitation on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Families First, Amherstburg, 585 Sandwich Street South, (519-969-5841). You may reserve a time for visiting by visiting familiesfirst.ca or by calling Families First directly.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Robert Gordon Gaunt Sr 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Amherstburg, Province: Ontario