McCall, Robert “Bob” Gracie

McCall, Robert “Bob” Gracie

August 1st, 2021

Peacefully at his residence in London, Ontario, and with his beloved wife, Una at his side, Robert Gracie McCall passed away on Sunday, August 1st, 2021, in his 94th year. Bob was born in Kilmarnock, Scotland in 1928. He was the oldest brother of four, John (Mary), Kay (Margaret) and Gordon (Netta). After serving in the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and being selected to the Royal Guard at Balmoral Castle, he immigrated to Canada in 1948.

Bob worked his way up in the aviation industry to become the Vice
President of Operations of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada. He was an active member of the St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Byron and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

Bob and the late Grace Hannah, had three children, Sheena (late Danny), Donald (Denise) and Bobby (Francesca); two stepchildren, David (Joanne) and Ann (Patrick); and his four grandsons who were the love of his life, Blake, Jesse, Aedan and Parker.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, with visitation one hour prior. A livestream of the service will also be provided for those wishing to view remotely. Registration will be required to attend the visitation, funeral service, and the livestream.

To register for the visitation, please click here: Registration page for Robert McCall's visitation on Friday, August 6, 2021 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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To register for the livestream, please click here: Registration page for the livestream of Robert McCall's funeral service on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Bob are asked to consider Mission Services of London or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

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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Amanda SuzukiOur sincere condolences Una and family. Bob will be missed. Thinking of you all during this time. Amanda, Rob, Nick and Ryan Suzuki
Colleen SpenceMy sincere and heartfelt condolences Una, to you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers dear friend. Colleen Spence
Ron and Helen LeggettUna, we were shocked and saddened to learn of Bob's sudden passing. Our heartfelt sympathies to you and both your families. We will miss Bob and pray that his memory may be a source of peace and comfort to all of you. Ron and Helen Leggett
Chris & Tina Nicolis Dearest Una, To you and your family we offer our most sincere condolences. Bob was a wonderful neighbour. We will always remember his kindness, particularly to our children. He will be missed. May your memories give you strength and comfort during this time. Chris, Tina, George, Dimi & Gregory Nicolis
Brenda GlenUna and family. I am thinking of all of you at this time. Bob was a lovely man and will be missed. Brenda and Peter
Rick Price.WM Oakridge Masonic LodgeDearest Una and family. Our sincere condolences to you all. Bob was a cherish friend to all of the members of Oakridge and of the Masonic community. His warm smile, supportive handshake and comforting conversation will always remain within the hearts of us all.
stephen mekkerUna Bob was such a gentle kind intelligent man. He had a warm heart. My sincere condolence to you and his family
Edmund & Lorna LaihingUna and family Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time.We will cherish the fond memories we shared together All our love Lorna & Edmund Laihing
Maria MacriUna, Our thoughts are with you. Love from Frank and myself Maria
Bob & @Jackie Una, Our sincere condolesences. Many years of friendship will bring back great times had when we think of Bob. God bless.
Marylou & Paul LeightonUna, it's hard to think of him gone. He was a very special man and we will always remember the time we shared with him. Thinking of you and your family. Marylou & Paul
Bev & John CastlePlease accept our heartfelt condolences to you & your families. Bob was a true gentleman in every sense of the word. His kindness knew no bounds. Keep close to your heart all of your wonderful memories. Hugs, Bev & John
Jeff and Aimee FroudeSending our heartfelt condolences to your family. May you enjoy the memories you shared together and remember the amazing life he lived. With sympathy and hugs, Jeff and Aimee Froude
Ron & Pat BrownDear Una & Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Bob was such a pleasant and outgoing person and we always enjoyed the times we had together. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. With love, Ron & Pat
Lorraine and Bill PollockDear Una So very sad to hear about Bobs passing. We are saddened and very sorry for your loss. We will cherish our fond memories of him. We send our sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
Claire HeegsmaDear Una and families, We wish you our sincere condlences at this very sad time. John and I have such good memories of the times that we spent together. He was such a remarkable individual. Hugs, Claire & John
Liz and Ian HorneUna, we send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Many happy memories spent with you and Bob will be remembered and cherished. Love Liz and Ian
Maureen Daw ButtazzoniMy condolences to Una and family. Bob will always have a special place in my heart. I have such wonderful memories of the time spent with him & Una especially during our neighbour dinners. He was a "surrogate Scottish Grandpa" to my 4 young boys after my Dad passed away too soon. He occasionally babysat with them and would read them stories and play games. He also took the boys and I to McDonald's and the huge 3 story play place a couple of times so they could get "worn out" and have fun. He shared his amazing Scottish Shortbread recipe with me, that I have yet to bake, but will attempt to do this Christmas in his honor. Rest in Peace Bob. You will be greatly missed.
Brenda LaceyDear Una, Bob was a sweet, kind and lovely man which I had the pleasure of meeting through you. My thoughts are with you and yours. He will live on in all your cherished memories. Godspeed Bob. Always, Brenda
Rolande JosephUna & Family, I am sorry to hear about your lost. May Bob's best memories always be part of your life. Thinking about you during this difficult time. Sincere sympathies, Rolande
Peggy HepworthUna and family, I was saddened hearing of Bob’s passing. Please accept my condolences. Please know that you are loved and prayed for! Our thoughts are with you all at this as are our hearts. Hugs to you and fond memories to help in this difficult and painful time. Love Peggy and family.
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