Robert Rideout

Obituary of Robert Weston Rideout

Robert (Bob) Weston Stanley Rideout At the Ottawa General Hospital on Monday 5 October 2020. Robert Rideout, (born in Curling, Newfoundland) died at the age of 73. Cherished husband of Yvonne (Morrisburg, Ontario) for 27 years. He leaves behind two daughters Amanda (Dave Peacock) of Kingston and Leanne Rideout of Montreal. Grandad to Carson, Emma, Tori, Elliot and Bodi. Survived by brothers Harold Rideout (Elmira), Rockland and David Rideout (Francoise) Ottawa. Also mourned by Aunt Joyce Sellars in St John’s Newfoundland, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins in Ontario and Newfoundland, the USA and England. Predeceased by parents Harold & Gertrude Rideout (McHugh) Corner Brook, Newfoundland and son Robert Erick Rideout (1973-1986). Proud of his Newfoundland roots, Bob was a quiet man but always ready with a quick witty line to any situation. A long serving member of the Royal Canadian Legion, most recently Branch #48 Morrisburg, Ontario and a former Long Service Employee of the British Defence Liaison Staff in Ottawa. Cremation has taken place and in accordance with Bob’s wishes there will be no formal wake or funeral service. A private family gathering to celebrate Bob’s life will follow when the COVID restrictions allow. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Ontario Lung Health Foundation, 18 Wynford Drive, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M3C 0K8 or www.lunghealth.ca Arrangements entrusted to the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Condolences can also be shared online at marsdenmclaughlin.com. Special thanks and gratitude to the medical and nursing staff of the ICU unit of the Ottawa General Hospital for their care and compassion in Bob’s final hours.
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