Obituary of Robert Edward Burkholder
Burkholder: Robert Edward
After a courageous 5 year battle with cancer on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 Rob Burkholder passed away at home surrounded by family in his 60th year. Best friend, partner and devoted husband to Kathy for 38 years. Loving dad to Chris (Michelle), Rob (Amy). Loving Grandpa to Molly, Jack, George, Alice, Henry, Ivy, Emily, Sophia and Dakota. Brother to Bill (Brenda) and Kathy (Ted). Brother-in-law to Fern (Ward) Showalter, Velma (Neil) Rabey, Donna (Les) Black and Carl Urquhart. Missed by many nieces and nephews and mother-in-law Anne Elliott.
Predeceased by parents George & Nellie, younger brother Wesley, brother-in-law Dave Smith,sister-in-law Beth Urquhart and father-in-law Ted Elliott.
Rob loved his family and it showed in his smile and the shine in his eyes when he was with children, always making them feel special. He also loved restoring antique cars especially his 1934 Ford Cabriolet.
Friends and family will be received at Riverside Funeral Home on Friday October 6th for Visitation from 7-9 p.m. with Funeral Service on Saturday October 7th at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wingham and District Hospital-Onocology Departmant, St. John’s Anglican Church or Brussels Legion Branch #218 would be appreciated. Condolences may be left at www.riversidefuneralhome.ca