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The family is saddened to announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Tyler, 91, of Sudbury on May 17, 2020, peacefully and surrounded by family. Bob is survived by his sisters Lois and Beverly, sons Kim (Nancy), Mark (Kathy) and David (Anita); grandchildren Shaun, (Kristina), Sam (Kenzie), Becky, Jacob, Cole, Matthew and Cassandra. Predeceased by his wife Vonnie (Hulme), parents Cecil and Ruth Tyler of Ayers Cliff, Quebec and brother Merton. Survived by brother-in-law Russel Hulme (Helen) nieces and nephews Robin, Jim, Debbie, Ron, Bruce, Jackie, and Patty.

Bob was born in Ayers Cliff, Quebec on February 16, 1929. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Bishops University and commenced a 35+ year teaching career that included positions at Sheridan Technical School and concluding as Head of Guidance at Sudbury Secondary School. He also served in the Primary Reserve of the Canadian Armed Forces for many decades retiring with the rank of Major in the 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada, based in Sudbury. He also served on many post-military, community and civic organizations where he, and his wife Vonnie, made many dear friends, colleagues and acquaintances.

Bob was a proud and passionate “Townshipper” born and brought up in the heart of the Eastern Townships of Quebec, transplanting to Sudbury, Ontario in 1960.

Memorial Service in the R.J. Barnard Chapel, Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, Saturday, September 12th, 2020 at 11:30am. Friends may call 7pm-9pm Friday. A memorial service will be held at 7:30pm Friday, September 11th, 2020 under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76, Sudbury. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic directives, 50 people or fewer are permitted in the visitation room, and 80 or fewer in the chapel. Face Masks are mandatory. For those unable to attend the service, it can be viewed by livestream: A celebration of life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76, Sudbury, 1553 Weller St. on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 from 4-7pm.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Robert and Veronica Tyler Educational Bursary. The family of Robert Tyler wishes to thank the staff of Amberwood Suites, Dr. Killian DeBlacam, and Health Sciences North for their kind care. For donations or messages of condolence,


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