1926 - 2022
Obituary of Robert Sovie
Sovie, Robert Arthur
95 years, passed away peacefully at Franklin Gardens in Leamington on Friday March 25, 2022.
Bob was the second oldest of seven children of Elsie and Clarence Sovie. He will be sorely missed by his only surviving sister Jane Pursel (Murray Loop). Predeceased by three sisters, Betty Ribble, Joyce Kirst and Pauline Gow and two brothers Dewar (Sonny) Sovie and Jerry Sovie.
Bob is survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Bob was one of this area’s last surviving veterans of World War II. He spent several years in the Canadian Navy and was active in both WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was a leading seaman on the HMCS Huron. Bob spent his civilian life back in Leamington as an accomplished house painter often alongside his brothers. In later years he enjoyed stopping in at the Roma Club and Portuguese Club for the occasional refreshment. Bob was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 84 and was always active in Remembrance Day services. The family would like to thank Delia and the crew at the Portuguese Club for welcoming “Spoons” into their midst with open arms and also thanks to the staff of Franklin Gardens for their exceptional and compassionate care over Bobs final months. As per Bob’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a family gathering celebrating his life will be held at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) would be appreciated. Friends and family are encouraged to leave condolences at www.reidfuneralhome.ca