Obituary of Robert Oddson
Passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness at his home in Thornhill on June 15, 2017 at the age of 78. He will be deeply missed by Merle, his wife of 51 years. He was the loving father of Blair and Bruce (Josée) and was the proud grandfather of Hazel, Quinn, Sophie and Simon. He is remembered fondly by his brother Jack (Virginia) and sister Dorothy and by his nieces and nephews.
Bob graduated from the University of Waterloo in Civil Engineering in 1963 and had a varied and successful career with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario, retiring as Director of Engineering and Construction in 1995. After his first retirement he had a second career with Carillion Canada retiring in 2016.
We will remember how much he cared and gave of himself to help others. He always kept a positive attitude to life and looked forward to everything it had to offer. His love of constructing things became evident with the building and maintenance of the family cottage near Loring, Ontario.
At Bob's request there is to be no funeral. If desired, the family would appreciate donations to the following:
For donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation in Robert's memory, go to their website https://donate.sunnybrook.ca
*click on the comment section/specific program section
*include the donation is for Odette Cancer Centre - Bladder GU Site for education and research with Dr. Susanna Cheng