COCKBURN, Robert "Bob"

Peacefully at Caressant Care in Marmora, ON, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the age of 75.  Beloved husband of the late Patricia.  Father of Robert Cockburn, Blake (Michelle) Cockburn, Tamara (Mark) Baker and Brett Alexander.  Grandfather of Dakota, Dallas, Dawson, Jaden and Jordan, and great-grandfather of Lily.  Loving brother of Dorothy (the late Ian) Petersen and brother-in-law of Marilyn.  Predeceased by brothers and sisters; Jack (Jean) Cockburn, James (Hilda) Cockburn, William, May Wilson, Mina Oakes (Robert) and Martha Ashmore (Ken).  Bob will be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.  A private family funeral service will take place at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., on Friday, June 26, 2020.  Interment to follow at Bolsover Cemetery, Bolsover, ON.  Donations in memory of Bob to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Jun 23, 2020

    Bryan M Thompson
                   LOVE BROTHER BEAR. 
  • Jun 23, 2020

    Russ Horner
    Condolences Dorothy, to you and your family upon the loss of your brother Bob. Bob passed away exactly one week after my own brother Roy, last week, in Port Perry.
    They both are at rest now and our families are ever shrinking, but the memories last forever.
    I miss seeing you at BK Dorothy. Nothing stays the same it seems.
    Take care of yourself, and RIP Bob.
  • Jun 23, 2020

    Ron Fertile
    RIP Bob (Boots). Great Happy Days In The Past,, Will Be Sadly Missed. 
        Love Brother Animal  GHR  Mc
  • Jun 24, 2020

    Laurie Coulter and Dan McHarg
    Our condolences to Dorothy and family.With prayers and love, Laurie and Dan. 
  • Jun 24, 2020

    jim oconnor
    Met Bob in mid 60’s. Biked with him thru the 70’s.  Had a chance recently to reminisce with Bob with in Marmora before the planet got locked down. 
    There’s a million Bob stories out there, and his sense of humour was hilarious. 
    Here’s a sample...
    Bob is in Oshawa Hospital, in traction while broken leg mends. Nurse stops by and says “we are going to need a urine sample, I’ll be back a bit later to pick it up”. 
    Right behind the nurse comes the juice cart. Bob gets an apple juice and fills the sample bottle with apple juice.  
    A bit later, the nurse is back, and Bob holds up the sample. She says ... “Bob, it looks awful murky”. 
    Bob says “I think your right, lets run it thru again”. And with that he picks up the sample bottle and drinks it. 
    The nurse, she is horrified. 
    Bob, he’s just a chuklin.
     Was a pleasure to have known him. Will be missed.
  • Jun 24, 2020

    Clive Johnson
    You will be sadly missed.Will always remember all the great times we had riding together and living together in Bowmanville and the times I went with you to the fairs an watched you do you're daredevil bike stunts.You were one of a kind Bro.Love Brother Egor G.H.R.
  • Jun 24, 2020

    Scott Petersen
    Our condolences on your loss Auntie Dorothy.  Scott Petersen & Family.
  • Jun 26, 2020

    Brian Hill
    Boots Cockburn had a Harley Pan Head Chopper in the 60's and no one could light up Simcoe Street N. like Bob could on that bike with 327 car pistons in the engine!
    Boots was always there to welcome new members into the club and make sure they were right at home. We put on lots of miles that created great stories we will all think of forever.
    Condloences to Bob's family and many friends.
    Your brothers will miss you and remember you always.
    RIP. Love Brother Augie GHR.

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