Robert-Shukis-Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Robert (Bob) Shukis

1942 - 2023

Obituary of Robert (Bob) Shukis

Robert (Bob) passed away on May 2, 2023 at the age of 80. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Elizabeth (Betty), his son Paul (Julie), grandson Jake (Joanna), his nephews Joseph and Connor, niece Sarah, Terry Boda (Debbie), Irving (Irv) Cochrane (Enid) or as Bob called her Edith, and his family in Scotland and England. Bob will also be missed by his friends from the Saturday night group of AA, and Fr. Mirek, who provided great support with his visit and prayers.

He will be fondly remembered by his friends Hans, Robert McCallion (Eleanor), Leslie Reid (Janet), Derek Johnson (Catharine), Carmela Colangelo, Maria Shaw, William (Bill) Hannell, Lori Sokoloski (Rick), Sr. Jacquie Keefe, Br. Bill Carrothers and Nick Hominuk (Barbara). Bob was predeceased by his parents Martha and Pawel and his sister Joanne.

Bob loved his family, his garage, his pond and repairing lawn motors and any type of small machines.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Bob's palliative nurse Jade, the Welland Emergency Staff, Sixth floor nurses Lola, Grace, Jenn M., Rani, Merima, Roxanne, his PSWs and St. Elizabeth Health Services for their care and compassion shown to Bob and the family. The family would also like to express their gratitude to their neighbours Patti and Glen for their help and kindness during this difficult time. Special thanks to Dr. Louiza Van Der Walk for her wonderful care of Bob's health for many years, and the kindness she showed him. Thanks also to Rose City Pharmacy for the excellent service with Bob's medications.

In keeping with Bob's wishes, cremation has taken place, and a private family graveside service will be held. The family requests no flowers. Instead, they ask that you do an act of kindness in Bob's memory.

Bob will be dearly missed by all who knew him, and his memory will be cherished forever.

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Fiona Suppanee Barich
1 year ago

Auntie Betty and family
My deepest condolences . Uncle Bobby was such a good man I have so many great childhood memories with your family . Sending you prayers and love . Sending Paul my love
Love Fiona

Nick Hominuk
1 year ago

Betty and family,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of Bob. Bob was a great man who always had a smile. Many great laughs and talks were had in the garage over a cup or two of coffee. Bob will be greatly missed. We are proud to have called him a friend. Sending you hugs and prayers and strength to get through this difficult time.
Nick and Barbara Hominuk and family

Libby Boda
1 year ago

Betty hugs; sending love & prayers to you, family & friends. Bob always had something nice to say & I’m grateful he was in my life. He will be missed by many. Bob & Joe enjoyed each other’s company here & I’m sure their attending a meeting together with many of our friends. ❤️

Andre Tisi
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to Betty, family and friends. Bob was a wonderful man, always willing to help in any way he could. We had many great laughs together over the years and he will be greatly missed. God bless you Bob & Betty

Heidi M Grzesina
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to the family and to all Bob’s friends. I am grateful for his dedication to helping those he identified with and more. A wonderful man……

Mary Fardell
1 year ago

Betty, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My prayers and condolences are to you and all your family.

Anne Leblanc
1 year ago

Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and the family, Betty. Sending love and hugs to you

Ann Caulfield
1 year ago

RIP Bob or as I knew you best, Bobby. I’ve known you almost my whole life and you’ve always treated me with love and kindness and I always felt part of your family. I will remember my visits to Welland and sharing a cup of coffee or two in your garage, which was your second home. Your laugh and sense of humour were second to none. You will be missed by all that were fortunate to have had the privilege of calling you a friend. May God rest your soul

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