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Robert Gracey

Robert Gracey

Tuesday, October 29th, 1929 - Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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Obituary

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Robert (Bob) Gracey, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away at age 89.
Bob was born on October 29, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Robert and Hilda Gracey of Northern Ireland. He married Alywn Jones and they were very proud to have two sons, Mike and Terry.
Bob had a life long passion for music; playing the trumpet, the piano and the accordion. He entertained at dances, weddings, scouting events, school events and at the church. In more recent years he played for seniors at the hospital. He was an entertainer at heart, whether music or storytelling he was his happiest interacting with people. Bob was a master cabinet maker, learning these skills from his father in Northern Ireland. He loved to design and build and enjoyed special requests that required he use all of his skills to design and create. Bob’s Irish charm was evident in his quick wit, infectious smile, and hearty laugh. He will be remembered for his kind and compassionate spirit.
Bob was predeceased by his wife Alwyn, his parents and his brother Raymond and sister Valerie. He is survived by his son Mike (Joyce) and his son Terry (Miriam). He was blessed with grandchildren Christina, Joshua, Emily (Blaise), Elliott (Kathryn), Erin and Evan. He also has two great-grandchildren, Abilene and Sophie.
Public visitation is from 6 – 9 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, 114 Main Street E., 905-878-4452, Milton, ON L9T 1N5. As per Bob’s wishes, there will be a private family funeral on Wednesday. The family will host a celebration of life at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations in memory of Bob to the Milton District Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, March 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Location
    McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home
    Address
    114 Main Street E.
    MILTON, ON L9T 1N5
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE IS BEING HELD
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Stephen's Anglican Church Cemetery
    Address
    14946 Steeles Avenue
    Halton Hills, ON
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for: THE HOSPITAL AUXILIARY OF MILTON DISTRICT HOSPITAL.

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KC

Karen cochrane

Posted at 07:27pm
Wonderful man. Lovely sense of humour sorry for your loss Chris and karen Simon
LH

Linda Hayes

Posted at 12:53pm
It was a pleasure to know Bob, what a wonderful man! The twinkle in his eye when he greeted you put a smile on anyone's face. He was kind and caring and gosh he always had a hug! Missed very much already, may he rest in peace in the loving hands of God. Sending deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him. The world has certainly lost a true gentleman. Linda Hayes , Elmira, ON
TF

The Patton Family

Posted at 02:40pm
With loving memories of "Robert Gracey",
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Erica Belluz

Posted at 03:46pm
Bob brought so much joy to everyone around him. I will always remember his generosity, positivity and his love for music. He'll be missed by many. Extending my most heartfelt condolences to your family and friends 🙏
EB

Erica Belluz

Posted at 01:59pm
Bob was an inspiration to me and brought so much joy to all those around him with his music. Extending my most heartfelt condolences to your family.
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