BARON, Robert L. - Peacefully with family by his side at Parkwood Hospital on Christmas Day, 2020, Robert Louis Baron of London age 73. Beloved husband of Karen. Loving father of Kimberly (Jason Walters) of Thamesford, Stephanie (Jason Isabel) of Ilderton, and Andrew (Lubna) of London. Cherished grandfather of Abigail, Jack, Emmalyn and Colton. He will be fondly remembered by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Randy (Lenna) Whyte, Darryl (Dixie) Whyte, Ken (Colette) Whyte and Nancy (John) Carson, as well as many nieces and nephews, and cousins out west.
Bob was born in London, Ontario, attended school here and graduated from UWO. He worked for London Life Insurance Company before joining the HR Personnel Department of UWO until retirement. He was very involved with the London Presbytery, serving as Moderator and New St. James Representative until 2020. Bob enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his Lake Huron cottage for many years.
Special thanks to Dr. Kim, Dr. Sanatani, and the caregivers at Parkwood Hospital.
A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society or New St. James Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
December 26, 2020, 5:50 pm
I’m so grateful to have been welcomed into the Baron family as a friend. Bob was generous, kind and always had mischief behind his smile. My heart breaks with Karen, Kim, Stephanie, Andrew and all of his family. Well done, good and faithful servant, now go and enjoy the kingdom.
December 26, 2020, 8:38 pm
So many years since my brother went to school with Bob at St Georges. Our sincere condolences to the entire family and especially to Karen. Libby and Barry McCallum
Liz and Bill McHugh
December 27, 2020, 2:38 pm
We are so saddened to lose our good cottage beach friend. Many wonderful memories, spanning several years were spawned with Bob and Karen at their happy place by the lake. Our sincerest condolences to Karen, Kim, Stephanie, Andrew and families.
Virtual hugs, Liz and Bill McHugh
December 28, 2020, 2:12 pm
My fondest memories of Bob are his leading the congregation at New St. James in the weekly hymn sings prior to the Advent Services. His passion for the Lord came through in his singing! With deepest condolences to Karen and the family. Sincerely, Lyn Hill
December 28, 2020, 8:53 pm
We join with many others in expressing our sympathy to Karen and the rest of Bob’s family on his passing after a long struggle.
His work in our New St. James Presbyterian Church community was noteworthy. He served us well in many capacities and he will be missed.
Always a friendly, positive presence.
Jim and Mary Anne Simpson
Tim and Deb Van Hees
December 29, 2020, 7:56 am
Our heart felt condolences go out to Karen and the rest of the family. Bob was a leader in the church, a friend to many, and he lead by example. He always had a smile on his face and a great sense of wit and humour that would brighten your day. He will be missed but he remains in our memories. Sincerely, Tim and Deb Van Hees
December 29, 2020, 1:03 pm
Dear Karen & family
Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of Bob.
Know I am thinking of you in this sad time.
Susan McGowan and family
December 31, 2020, 9:03 am
It is times like these that our memories help us manage our grief. I literally knew Bob Baron my entire life. Our families had cottages very near each other in Norman Heights. We all loved dogs and those belonging to Bob and Karen were so beautiful. I think the last time I saw Bob was when he accompanied his mother to the funeral for my father. He was a kind and generous man. I am certain that he will be missed by many.
With love from Susan McGowan and family.
January 2, 2021, 11:15 am
My sincere condolences to Karen and her family on the loss of Bob.
I worked with Bob at Western University for several years and always admired the way in which he applied his knowledge and skills in solving complex human resource problems.
Peace be with you.
January 13, 2021, 2:33 pm
My sincere condolences on Bob’s passing. Our paths crossed for many years through HRPLD and the local industry Compensation group that Bob chaired. He was a professional and always made time to chat and share a laugh. Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories of Bob. His impact will not be forgotten.
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