Obituary of Robert Bernard Golding
Robert Bernard Golding.
“Ec aash”, at rest.
After a long and interesting life Bob passed away last week. He was born and grew up in the small farming village of Metheringham, England. When WW2 forced him to leave school early, he soon enlisted in the Royal Navy, travelling the world as a submariner. While posted in the Isle of Man he met and married Vivienne, a teacher and Manx native. In 1953 he left “the green hills by the sea” of Ellan Vannin with his wife and daughter to emigrate to Toronto, his home for the rest of his life. In his heyday, Bob, a natural salesman, owned a home decorating store in the Junction and was instrumental in establishing the local Businessmen’s Association, one the first BIAs in Toronto.
“Bob Good-Day”, as he was known, has always been true to his name; remembered by many for his friendly smile and “hail-fellow-well-met” good nature.
Bob is survived by Joanna. He was predeceased by his wife Vivienne. Bob will be missed, but happily remembered as quite a character by his kids, Barb, Rob, Marg & George, and as a fun and much-loved Grampies to his grandkids Andrew, Michael, Heather & Gavin and great-grandson Oliver.
If you wish, please consider a donation to Sick Kids in his memory.