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Obituary of Robert Clayton Dent
DENT, ROBERT CLAYTON: After a short but courageous battle with cancer, Bob passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 28, 2006 in his 74th year. Beloved husband of Hilda (Kooistra), loving father of Charles (Sandra), Fred (Susan), Stan (Melinda), and Robert (Julie). Much loved grandfather of Ashley, Derek, Devon, Rachel, Aaron, Colleen, James and Daniel. Sadly missed by brothers Keith (Alie), Ronald (Carolyn), and Malcolm (Jean) and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Nelson and Ethel Dent of Lowville, and siblings Frances, John, Bert, Evelyn, Douglas and Blanche. Bob retired in 1989 from Stelco Parkdale Works after 33 years of service. The funeral service was held at Merritt Funeral Home, Smithville on Monday, July 31 at 11 am with Rev. Dale Massender officiating. Interment Chapel Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews Larry Dent, Bob Greer and Ross Langford, and grandsons Derek Dent and James and Daniel Laporte. Many thanks to Saint Elizabeth Order of Nurses, especially Kathy Reid, as well as the staff of Paramed, particularly Liz Travis. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary.