Robert Fitts Obituary

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Robert Lewis Fitts

November 7, 1926 - April 24, 2013
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Robert Lewis Fitts (Nov. 7, 1926- April 24, 2013) Passed away peacefully the night of April 24, 2013 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved father of Maribeth and her husband Mark Dunn of Grimsby and Robert and his wife Christine of Ottawa. Cherished Grampa of Jacqueline, Jacob, Spencer and Eric. Loving companion of Audrey Campbell. Also survived by his siblings Patricia Carpenter, Frances Walsh, James Fitts, Phillip Fitts and Pamela "Jeanie" Weiskittel all of Michigan. Predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2002 and his sisters Marilyn, Margery and Barbara. Born and raised in Michigan, Bob served in the Pacific...
Robert Lewis Fitts (Nov. 7, 1926- April 24, 2013)

Passed away peacefully the night of April 24, 2013 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved father of Maribeth and her husband Mark Dunn of Grimsby and Robert and his wife Christine of Ottawa. Cherished Grampa of Jacqueline, Jacob, Spencer and Eric. Loving companion of Audrey Campbell. Also survived by his siblings Patricia Carpenter, Frances Walsh, James Fitts, Phillip Fitts and Pamela "Jeanie" Weiskittel all of Michigan. Predeceased by his wife Barbara in 2002 and his sisters Marilyn, Margery and Barbara. Born and raised in Michigan, Bob served in the Pacific with the US Navy during World War II. Following the war, he obtained his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He married Barbara in 1954 and came to Canada in 1956, settling in Peterborough in 1958. Bob was employed as an engineer in the nuclear power division of Canadian General Electric and later founded Canmos, his own electronic components supply company. Bob had a keen mind and was proficient in many things. He was very passionate about his hobbies including watercolour painting, dancing, sailing, cottage construction, model railroading, building steam engines, electronics, ham radio, graphic design and model boat building. Overall his favorite passion was music. He loved jazz, played a number of musical instruments and performed as a singer with the Golden Tones. A memorial celebration of Bob's life will be held at the KAYE FUNERAL HOME & MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 539 George Street North on Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 pm with a time for visiting starting at 1:30 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre where Bob received outstanding compassionate care. Arrangements entrusted to the COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street (705) 745-4683. Online condolences may be made at www.comsotckfunerhome.com

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