Robert "Bob" John McCool
Robert (Bob) John McCool of Clinton, passed away peacefully at Huronview Home for the Aged, Clinton, on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. He was in his 78th year.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Berthena (Cruickshank). He was the loving partner of Mary Elliott for 24 years; the father of Rob (Patricia), and Anjela McCool (Dave Gackstetter), and the proud grandpa of Holly and Owen McCool. Bob was the brother-in-law of Gwen McCool and the loved uncle of Scott Wolfe (Agnes), Mark Wolfe, Danny McCool, Connie (Arnold) Dawson, and Beth McCool.
Bob was also survived by many great-nieces and nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Dorothy McCool, siblings Paul McCool, Doris (Roy) Green, Jane (Orval) Wolfe and by his parents-in-law Jimmy and Emma Cruickshank.
Bob worked at the Clinton Piano Factory as a teenager before taking over the home farm. While farming, he worked at Champion Road Machinery for 27 years in the machine shop. He had a genuine love of farm equipment and operated his own used farm implement business. He never missed an auction sale. Bob was known to have a good sense of humour, extensive knowledge of tractors and a love for farming.
Friends were received at the Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton, on Tuesday, Jan. 17. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at the Huron Fish and Game Club in Clinton on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 1- 5 p.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Junior Farmers Association of Ontario to support new farmers or to the Alzheimer’s Society. Interment will be at Bayfield Cemetery.
Messages of condolence for the McCool family are welcome at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com.