Hewerdine, Robert “Bob” William

Hewerdine, Robert “Bob” William

July 26th, 2021

Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, surrounded by his family, on Monday, July 26, 2021, in his 77th year. Beloved husband of Helen for 52 years. Loving father of Tracey (John), Bill (Jenn), and Cathryn (Rob). Cherished grandfather of Evan, Matthew, Danielle, Bradley, Brendan, Ashley, and Brianna. Dear brother of Shirley (Ed), Betty, and John (Pat). Predeceased by his parents, John “Jack” and Lillian. Bob was a dedicated and proud member of the London Police Service for 35 years. He was a member of West Haven Golf and Country Club for over 20 years where he and Helen developed many lasting friendships. Visitation will be held at Westview Funeral Chapel on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with a private memorial service to follow. Registration for the visitation will be required.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Registration page for Robert's visitation on Sunday, August 1, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society. 

Please note: as per the directive of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, attendance numbers will be restricted. Please be aware that COVID-19 protocols are in place which may preclude some from being able to attend and masks are mandatory at both indoor and outdoor services.

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Maureen CoffeyTracey, you and your family are in my thoughts. Your Dad’s passing will leave a hole in many hearts. May his memory be a blessing.
Spence and Stacey PalmerHelen, Tracey, John and Cathryn, Bob was very special to both Spence and I and he will be missed beyond words. His sense of humor, his good and bad shots on the golf course, and most importantly his friendship will top the list of what we will miss the most. We are so very thankful that we've had Bob as our friend for so many years. In time we will smile when we think of all the good times we shared together. You are in our thoughts and we pray his memory will be a blessing to you.
Dave Poustie So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a lovely man. My condolences to the whole Hewerdine family.
MaryEllen McKayI’m sad to hear about Bob’s passing. He was one of my favourite Radio Sergeants. My sincere condolences to the Hewerdine family.
Lino PrelazziBob was my Sergeant back in the late 80's. I had the utmost respect for his policing skills but more importantly his people skills. He was kind, compassionate and supportive to his people. I had a very serious family crisis whereby I needed some time off to be with family. A certain cold senior Inspector refused my request for time off. Bob went into his office and the story goes there was a huge shouting match that could be heard down the hall whereby Bob took on this Inspector and ultimately shouted louder! At the end of it, Bob secured the 3 days I needed which ultimately ended with the loss of that family member. I can't put into words how grateful I was and am for Bob, a Sergeant, taking on the Goliath Inspector, and enabling me to spend time with my family member during the last hours of their life. He knew what was right and would not back down. Thank you Sergeant Hewardine! Your brave good deed has never been forgotten! I salute you Sir! The world has lost a hero! Lino Prelazzi
Bob MerrimenI am so sorry to learn that Bob has passed away. I always enjoyed working with Bob..He was one of the “ good ones” at LPS..Sincerely, Bob Merrimen
Robert TuckerSad to learn about the passing of a well respected fellow employee. My condolences to Bob's wife Helen and family for your loss. Bob touched the lives of a lot of people and will forever be remembered as a caring and kind person. Thanks for the memories Bob.
Angela and Michael BoyleOur sympathy goes out to Helen and family! We have known Bob and Helen from West Haven Golf Course for many years. Bob was always cheery, smiling and never missed saying 'hello' as you walked by. He was just as upbeat while walking in SpringbankPark with Helen. Such a pleasant man will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with Helen and family.
Mike and Ann SantolupoOur sincerest condolences go out to Helen and family. Bob was a great friend and will be greatly missed not only at Westhaven Golf and Country Club but everywhere and by everyone. He was a true gentleman. Sending the Hewerdine family our prayers and hopes that you find some solace in knowing how cherished Bob was by all.
Ronalee PorterDear Hewerdine family. I’m so very sorry for your loss such a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Jim (Gibbons) enjoyed many a game of golf with him at West Haven and the many friends he made there are deeply saddened by his passing. May your wonderful memories of him sustain you during this difficult time in the days and months ahead.
Chris and Jodi ChurneyHelen, Bill, Jenn and all of the Hewerdine family, we are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was always a really good friend of the Churney family. We are sending our sincere thoughts and prayers your way.
Nancy PayneDear Helen,Tracy,Bill, Cathryn and all the rest of your beautiful family My deepest condolences are with you all. My heart breaks for you all and know how very much he will be missed. He was a super great man! My thoughts and prayers are with you all….Nancy
Tom GaffneyI am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. As a fellow LPS member I did not have the pleasure of working with Bob directly but certainly was aware of his reputation as a kind and competent leader. It was rare to never hear a bad word spoken of a fellow officer, particularly a supervisor in those days, but I never heard one bad word spoken of Bob. I hope his family takes comfort in the many good memories of a very good man. God bless
Marg NewmanHelen So sorry for you and your family's loss. Bob was a wonderful person My thoughts and prayers are with you. Marg
Jo-Ann and Bob Mac EachernDear Helen and family sending our condolences. Bob was a great fellow to know and work with at all times. our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jake & Irene FehrOur deepest condolence to Helen and family. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Jake & Irene.
Dave and Pam Goarley Our condolences to the Hewerdine family. Hewey was my first Sgt at LPS and he was the best. He had my respect from day one. He was fair, funny and truly a great person. He will be missed by many but will never be forgotten. RIP 152
Brad and Jill StrassburgerSincere condolences to the entire family. Tracey, John and Evan we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all and hope that your cherished memories will help ease your loss.
Karen OwensTo Helen, Tracey, John and Cathryn: I send my sincerest sympathy to all of you and your families in the loss of a wonderful man. His smile and genuine sincerity with whomever he met will be missed by those of us who got to know Bob and Helen through the West Haven Family of Golfers. May beautiful memories of Bob help to ease your sorrow at this sad time and bring you much comfort in the days ahead. My prayers and thought are are with all of you.
Dianne and Gunther Goettling Helen so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Our sincerest condolences to you and all the family. He will be greatly missed. He was a beloved neighbour that always took time to say hi with smiles and a joke or two. Our thoughts and best wishes are with all of your family...Dianne and Gunther
Evelyn AshtonDearest Tracey: I am so sorry to hear of your beloved dad's passing! Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time! God Bless... Love, Ev
Dan GriffithDear Helen Wow, it has been a very long time! The memories of you and Bob will last forever. The fun times. They were the good old days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families.
Gerry KillanMy dear Helen I pray that you find support and solace in the company of your family and friends. I just found out about Bob’s illness and his passing came as a shock. Speaking from experience after recently losing the love of my life of 51 years, the memories you have of Bob will become a great source of peace. He was a wonderful husband and family man. His bubbly personality, fun-loving nature, gentleness, kindness, sense of humour, caring nature will be long be remembered. Your grief will lessen and eventually your over half century of happy and special memories will bring a smile to your face and a calmness to your life. Hope to see you soon. Cheers Gerry
Brandon Haynes and FamilyTracey, We were very sorry to hear about your father's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Brandon
Nancy and Don GradyDear Helen and Family, Don and I were saddened to see the flag at half -mast last Fri at Westhaven and when we inquired, it was a shock to hear of Bob’s passing. It has been a pleasure to see you both over two decades as such a loving couple on the golf course and lately to have had a chance to play with you Helen, such a classy lady and great competitor. I hope the pain of loss and grief lessens for you and your family as you revisit all the wonderful times you have shared. Sincerely, Nancy and Don Grady
Tara ClintonTracey-So sorry to hear the news of your beloved father. I hope the special memories will bring you some comfort at this difficult time. I will keep you, John and your family in my thoughts and prayers. ~Tara
Sarah & Luigi SorbaraWe were so sad to hear about the passing of Ashley’s grandfather. We saw him daily at school pick up/drop off. Such a devoted grandfather and such a friendly man. He always said hi to our beautiful service dog, “Hi there Magic!” A small gesture but we will surely miss it and think of him. Condolences from our family.
Jeff ArbingSo sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was one of the nicest people I ever met at the London Police Service. My deepest condolences to his family.
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