Bob Van Kleek
Van Kleek, Bob
Peacefully at his residence on Thursday, February 7, 2019, Robert Harry “Bob” Van Kleek of London in his 84th year. Loving husband of the late Diane Van Kleek, nee Parker (2017). Loving father of Leisa of Santa Barbara, Jon of Calgary and Dorothy (Nick) of Norwich, England. Proud Bubba of Drew Cuddy of Santa Barbara, Elle Cuddy of Austin, and Lucia, Sophia and Nicolas of Norwich. Brother of Doug (Carole) Van Kleek and the late Eileen, Sandra, Joyce and Lesley, all of Alberta. Dear son of the late Lillian (Gough) and Harry Van Kleek. Fondly remembered by the Wellman and Cuddy families, and many friends.
Bob owned and operated travel companies through the years. He played for and was President of the London Lords Football Team, and was an inductee of the London Sports Hall of Fame.
A Celebration of his Life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
February 13, 2019, 11:55 am
Gone but never forgotten.To the man who was like a second father to me. I will miss you Bubba. RIP my friend.
February 13, 2019, 4:16 pm
Thinking of the Van Kleek Family...May your memories bring you some comfort during this most difficult time!! Miss You Bubba!! RIP!!
Jeanne Vice Hart
February 15, 2019, 9:25 am
Bob was such an influence on me in my early years with OMCA. A good man and friend to all. Blessings to you all for fond memories of a wonderful man. Jeanne Hart
Brian E Crow
February 15, 2019, 1:39 pm
We were so fortunate to have Bob involved in OMCA. He was founder and Chair of the Tour Operators Council within OMCA, he was the OMCA representative on the Travel Industry Council of Ontario and he was on the Board of Directors. His tours and concerts contributed to the tourism economy. He was a great mentor and a friend.
Mary-Jo and Brian Gilmore
February 17, 2019, 9:20 pm
Leisa and Jon,
Our condolences to you for the loss of your father.
Sending our love and hugs.
Mary-Jo and Brian
February 18, 2019, 11:41 am
My condolences to Leisa, Jon and families.
February 19, 2019, 3:27 pm
Dear Leisa, Jon and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious father. I recall his keen sense of humor as he could easily get a laugh out of anyone he met. I vividly remember your parents always laughing and so very happy. It is sad your Dad passed soon after your Mom. My heart goes out to you. You can find comfort in the fact that together, they are embarking on a new life and adventure with the Lord.
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