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Robert (Bob) Bollert Cross

CROSS, Robert (Bob) Bollert - Bob passed away peacefully at the Norfolk General Hospital, Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. Bob was born June 5th, 1933 to the late Myrtle Catherine Cross, nee Bollert, and the late Brock Charles Cross of Simcoe, Ontario. Bob was married March 29, 1958 to B. Elaine Cross, nee Evans. In 60 years of marriage, Bob and Elaine, together, raised two children: a son, Douglas Allan Cross (Laurent) of Waterford, and a daughter, Jody Ann Cross-Mahoney of Simcoe. Bob is survived by his brother/best friend Donald Brock Cross (Thelma-Kay) of Oshawa, and brother-in-law James Allan Evans (Shirley) of Burlington. Bob is predeceased by his beloved sister, Susan Berta (Gary) of Simcoe. Throughout his life, Bob was not only an avid sports fan, but an active participant. In 1951, Bob was awarded the Allan Hamilton Jackson Trophy for leadership, sportsmanship, and performance on the football field. Bob was twice inducted into the Simcoe Area Sports Hall of Recognition. First in 1997, together with the other team members of the Simcoe Giants hardball team, for the 1960 Ontario Championship title. Second, in 1999, together with the other team members of the Rasmussen Cleaners Junior softball team, for the Ontario Championship win of 1954. Bob was also an active member of the Norfolk Golf and Country Club Tennis Division from the 1950ís through the 1970ís, winning several club trophies. Soccer was also played a part in Bobís recreational pursuits. Bobís participation in sports was not limited to the summer months. In winter, Bob curled, playing in bonspiels throughout Southern Ontario. Bob was also active in the local badminton club. Bobís interests were not limited to sports. He loved to sing and play ďStellaĒ, his tenor guitar, as well as the ukulele. He was a charter member of the Simcoe Chapter of the Barbershoppers. During the 1950ís, Bob formed a quartet called the Tartanaires. In 1995, Bob was presented with a certificate of recognition by Her Worship, Mayor Rita Kalmbach, on behalf of the Town of Simcoe, for his over 45 years of business, The Tartan Coffee Shop, and adding to the community flavour through his participation in community sports. Bob was a 70 year member of St. James United Church having joined in 1948 under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Sylvanus Edworthy. Friends are invited to visit at the FERRIS FUNERAL HOME , 214 Norfolk St. S., Simcoe on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Bob's funeral will be held on Friday February 8th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH , 150 Colborne St. S., Simcoe. Reverend Barrie Bain officiating. Private family interment at Port Dover Cemetery. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Bobís honour, could do so to the St. James United Church. Online condolences may be made at www.ferrisfuneral.com13324819
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My deepest condolences!
Posted by Peter B. (friend) On Monday, February 11, 2019
Bob was one of the nicest people that I have ever known. He would always greet me with a smile and call me by name when I would see him at the Tartan restaurant.

Rest in peace Bob!!

Dear Doug, Jody & Family
Posted by Kathy Smout (Friend) On Monday, February 11, 2019
My very deepest sympathy to you. There are so few wonderful people like your Dad today. Treasure all the many many memories that not only you but hundreds of people in Simcoe were so blessed to have.
Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Irene Rozak (Friend) On Saturday, February 9, 2019
My Deepest Sympathy Elaine to you and the family.
Posted by Pat & Barb Thwaites (Friend) On Friday, February 8, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. We frequently bring up memories of the Tartan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Smiling Angel
Posted by Margaret (Casey) Saunders (Friend) On Friday, February 8, 2019
Elaine and Family,

My condolences to you.

What can we say about the good old days at the Tartan Restaurant, Bob was always so kind, caring, and always with a smile. He made the best grilled cheese going, and no matter how busy the place was, he glided along like it was a slow day.

I've seen him over the years, and he never changed with his great demeanor, Simcoe has lost a wonderful person.

My most memorable memories goes back to the 60's .

God Bless,

Margaret (Casey) Saunders

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