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Robert Cottingham

Robert Cottingham

September 24, 2010

Robert Cottingham
Cottingham, Robert'Bob'; at Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Friday September 24, 2010. Robert'Bob' Arthur Elvidge Cottingham of RR #6, Mount Forest in his 70th year. Beloved husband of Maureen (Curran) Cottingham. Loved father of Steve Cottingham & wife Tracey of Waterloo and Stan Cottingham & wife Karen of Mount Forest. Loving grandfather of Heather, Grant, Carsten and Marissa. Loved son of Hazel Cottingham of Brockville & the late Robert Cottingham. Dear brother of Linda Coad & husband Ed of Arizona, Carole Sherrington of Chateauguay, Quebec and Bill Cottingham & wife Diane of Calgary. Also survived by his nieces, nephews and their families. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Bob 's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion 140 King Street West, Mount Forest on Friday October 1st from 2:00 to 4:00p.m. Memorial donations to Louise Marshall Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


So sorry to hear of your loss. Bob was a great man and a wonderful boss. I often remember Bob with his bright smile, his jokes (some were real groaners), and the twinkle in his eyes when he was up to no good. He will be truly missed. May you find peace within yourselves and your family. Theresa (Dunlop) Clemmer

— Theresa (Dunlop) Clemmer, September 30, 2010

Maureen and family: We are so sad to hear of Bob's death. He was a wonderful friend and fellow musician. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

— John and Cathie Ridgeway, September 30, 2010

Maureen, Steve, Stan and Family, We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. He provided wonderful entertainment for many seniors in the community. We will miss him so very much at the VON. I certainly will miss our chats about the good ol' days. Take care and know that you are all in our prayers.

— Dee Dee Eurig and staff of VON, September 29, 2010

Maureen & family, So sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was a good man and a good boss.

— Kim Tansley, September 29, 2010

Maureen, Stan & family, Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. When Dave Huling & I traveled to Mount Forrest we could always count of being treated like royalty by your family. Bob will be missed by many. We will praying for your family. Hans Schmidt

— Hans Schmidt, September 28, 2010

Maureen: I am sorry to hear that Bob died. Although not knowing him for a long time,I knew that he was a true gentleman in all respects, and I only wish that I had had a longer relationship with him as a friend. Paul Grant

— Paul Grant, September 28, 2010

Karen Stan.. and family I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob.. we met only a few times while visiting with Karen and Stan....sending our sympathy and caring thoughts to you and all your family in this time on need.. Thinkng of you all Keith and Lesley Handley..

— Lesley and Keith Handley., September 27, 2010

Maureen, Stan, Steve and Families, Please accept my condolences on Bob's passing. I have many fond memories of when our families spent a lot of time together and especially the 'jammin' sessions and the smile on Bob's face when he was playing his fiddle. I know that you all have many fond memories to treasure and know that Bob will always be in your hearts. He is still playing that fiddle! Take care and find comfort with one another in sharing your many memories with others! God Bless. Marie

— Marie Plume (Coulson), September 27, 2010

Maureen, Stan, Karen and Families, I am at a loss for words, please know that I am thinking of you all and hope that the great memories will get you through. My condolences to all of you at this time. Regards, Tali McGovern

— Tali McGovern, September 27, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to you Maureen and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. The Cottingham and Winter families were next door neighbours for three or four generations. We grew up together, played baseball together after chores were done at night, skated on the pond which Bobby cleaned off for us and went down the hill from the house to the barn on the bobsled that he made. I can remember watching TV downstairs and Bobby was upstairs teaching himself how to play the violin. He is definitely going to be missed by his family and friends.

— Dorothy and Jimmy Barr, September 26, 2010

Karen, Stan and Family Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

— Deb David, September 26, 2010

Maureen, Stan and Steve, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. I have great memories of Bob's friendly nature when first getting to know your family on Church Street and for many years after that. Last summer when I had a chance to spend some time with Stan and Steve at a golf tournament, I was very aware of how strong a bond you men share as brothers. Bob must have been very proud of you both. Our condolences to all of the family.

— Peter VanDongen and Janice Hendrick, September 26, 2010

We are thinking of you during this difficult time. We both have wonderful memories of Bob and the time spent at your home with the boys. He was a wonderful man. Hold onto each other and know your friends are here for you. Ian and Kim

— Ian and Kim Francis, September 26, 2010

Maureen and Family : Our dear friend Bob. A terrific musician who put a smile on so many faces and a dance in their feet. We will be miss at the jams. As you morn the loss of your loved one - May the sharing of these memories bring all of you comfort and peace and give you renowned strength for tomorrow. A hug from both of us.

— Arnold and Margaret DeLong, September 26, 2010

Eric and I are so sorry about the loss of Bob. We have many fond memories when you lived in Calgary, still remember Bob sitting by our back fence playing his guitar and our dog Sandy sitting beside him, he liked his music as we did. Our thoughts are with you Maureen and your family.

— .Eric and Hilarie McDougall, Calgary, Ab, September 25, 2010

Donald and I are so sorry to hear about lost of Hazel son and your brother Bob. May god bless you all in this time of sorrow

— Donald Bryson and Christena Winter, September 25, 2010

I lived beside Bob on Tullochgorum Road in Quebec. We shared many great times together as kids growing up. He was a bit older than me, but I have fond memories of his smile and the way he sang and played his instruments. His family and mine were good neighbours on the road. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We will remember him and smile.

— Ron and Mary Cathrine Winter, September 25, 2010

Mr. Cottingham was one of the kindest men we've ever known. An rare breed of country gentlemen that you don't often come across these days...I have never met a man who displayed such a subtle, quiet, yet profoundly deep love for his family and his friends. Not really knowing our family, Mr. Cottingham always extended a genuine, warm, love-filled welcome when we were invited into their home...Some of our fondest Christmas memories that we will cherish forever!!! Our love to you Mrs. Cottingham...We are here for you...hugs and kisses...

— Janet, Arthur and Tatyana Feiner, September 25, 2010

Sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your Dad. I am so glad that I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago when he BBQ'd for us after one of the "Stan Cottingham invitational golf tournament" Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come. Cherish your many memories!

— shelley weber, September 25, 2010

Dear Maureen: Our condolences to you and your family, it is a sad day for music. Bob was the smoothest fiddle player I ever played with and I am glad I had an opportunity to tell him that. God bless you Maureen. Neville and Jan Leake Bayfield

— Neville Leake, September 25, 2010

To Maureen, Steve, Stan and families. We are so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Bob, he will always be remembered for his wonderful music, and all those jam sessions that were held in Mount Forest when we lived there...We were so happy that he was able to attend our 40th wedding anniversary 5 years ago, and again provide that wonderful fiddle music that we love so much...may God strengthen you on this very sad occasion and know that your friends are with you in thought and prayers... Sincerely, Greg & Claudette Minnick

— Greg & Claudette Minnick, September 24, 2010

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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