With sadness the family of Robert Wesley Ripley share news of his peaceful passing in his 91st year on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at the Gibson Retirement Residence, Toronto. Born December 4, 1932 in Truemanville, Nova Scotia, Robert was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Wood) Ripley for 63 years. Devoted father of Wesley Ripley (Bev), Gordon Ripley (Sandy) and Robena Weiss (Joe). Cherished grandfather of Fiona and Stephen (Emily). Missed by great-grandchildren Jackson, James, Levi, and Luke and fondly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and cousins. Dear brother of Melbourne, Albion (Joy), Mary, Sarah (Fred), Janey, Marjorie, Barbara (Bruce), Helen (David). He was predeceased by parents Allison and Weselean (Goodwin) Ripley, brothers Melvin, William, Alison, Coates, Joseph and sisters Elda and Flora.
Together with his wife Doris, they built their home in the Schomberg, Ontario area, and raised a family, producing bountiful harvests from his large garden. Robert earned his certification in plumbing and worked for Glen Hulse Plumbing in Schomberg for many years. He was always an active member in church. In retirement he became a skilled hand-quilter, piecing together so many beautiful works for family & friends and earning numerous ribbons at area Agricultural Fairs over the years. He also loved the challenge of 1000+ piece puzzles – the more difficult the puzzle, the more stubbornly he persevered until it was complete. Doris and Robert also enjoyed square dancing, most recently active members of the Newmarket Happy Hoppers, and danced in parades and events across Canada and into the U.S.
Cremation has taken place.
The family is currently planning a combined memorial for both Robert and Doris (who passed away in 2020). Further details will be communicated later.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com