Robert "Bob" David Cheel

January 28, 1927 ~ July 3, 2022 (age 95)


Robert David “Bob” Cheel

January 28, 1927 – July 3, 2022

It is with profound sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Robert David “Bob” Cheel, with family by his side on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at PRHC in his 96th year.  He passed just 16 days short of his 75th wedding anniversary to his loving wife Margaret (nee Heintzman).  He leaves to mourn his children: Susan Devlin (Jean Pierre), Janet Scott (the late Kenneth), Stephen (Laura) and Martha Vandam (Harry).  He was a loving grandfather to Jennifer Devlin, Michael Devlin (Erin), Jenelle Klaassen (Chris), Nicole Holland (Darcy), Laura Scott (Curtis), Dayna Rawlings (Phil), Bobby Cheel (Beth), Mark Vandam, Erin McGregor (Andrew), Stephen Vandam (Samantha) and Kate Vandam.  He was a great grandpa “GG” to 15 great grandchildren.  Bob will be remembered by his many nieces, nephews and extended family. 

Predeceased by his parents Edgar Cheel and Florence Rose and by his siblings Harvey, Tom, George “Bud”, Dorothy Caravaggie, Lena James, Pansy and Margaret Cheel.

Bob was an avid wood carver.  He belonged to Activity Haven Seniors Centre for nearly 40 years where he also enjoyed playing cards and the many meals they offered to the seniors.  Bob was an employee at Outboard Marine for 35 years and made many friends.  They played euchre every noon hour while eating their lunch.  Only shift work interfered.  He was an avid gardener and loved to watch the seeds he planted grow to maturity especially his tomato plants, carrots, etc. 

Bob was also a bowler where he could throw a nice ball and had many good scores.  He and Marg finally decided to take up square and round dancing, where they made many lifetime friends.

A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held on Monday, July 25th, 2022 from 1-3PM at HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE, 2510 Bensfort Road.  Donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.  Online condolences may be made by visiting


Celebration of Life
July 25, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Highland Park Funeral Centre, Bensfort Rd, Peterborough)


Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
105 Consumers Drive Unit 2, Whitby ON L1N 1C4
Tel: 1-888-473-4636

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