It is with great sadness that the family of Robert (Bob) Thompsett announce his sudden passing at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Fredericton, NB, at the age of 63. Born in Owen Sound, ON, on the 15th of May 1957.
In addition to his long-time partner and friend Chantal Coulombe, Bob leaves behind his Daughters Michelle Thompsett (Michael Morse); Jennifer Thompsett (Mathieu LeBlanc); Sons Brien Thompsett (Jes Pandher), Darren Thompsett (Nina Hebert). Brother to Marilyn (Mamie) Campbell (Randy). Grandchildren Ava Morse; Jeremy and Evan Slade, Colton LeBlanc; Katie Lynn, Kristian, Kalissa, Jayden and Ahnya Thompsett; Austin, Spencer and Emmett Thompsett. Uncle to Tanya Swanton (Brian); Rob Campbell (Marcia). Great Uncle to Leah (Adalynn), Devan (Tessa), Logan, Meghan and Ryan. He also leaves behind his furry companion and friend, his cat Tye. Bob was predeceased by his parents; Evelyn Byers Thompsett and Gerald Thompsett; and his beautiful angel granddaughter Hayley Morse.
Bob joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1977 as a Supply Technician. He served proudly with the Navy, competing peace keeping tours in both Syria and the Golan Heights. He and his family moved frequently throughout Canada during his military career. He retired in Borden, ON in 1999 after 22 years of service. His military career is something he was so proud of and enjoyed. He always had stories and memories to tell and share.
Having moved to Oromocto, NB, in December of 2017, he soon started a job at 5 CDSB Gagetown, NB, as a commissionaire at 403 squadron and Petersville. He enjoyed his job and the people he met and worked with. If there was anyone needed to jump in and help it was him. He was highly liked, reliable and dependable.
Bob was a huge Toronto Maple Leafs fan, anyone who knows him knows how passionate he was about them. He was a quiet, gentle man and enjoyed the seclusion of his land. He was a genuine person who was always up for a drink, laugh or a late night conversation. He loved watching his grandkids play their sports and cherished these moments. We know in our hearts that he would want us to celebrate his life, turn the music on, have a toast and laugh. He will be so missed, until we meet again.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later date once his family is safely able to gather.