Wright, Robert Cornelius

April 19, 1930 ~ September 15, 2021

WRIGHT, Robert Cornelius – Freed from the shackles of Alzheimer’s, Robert “Bob” Wright passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his residence Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, Ontario. He was 91 years old. Bob was a devoted family man leaving behind his wife, Erma and their 3 daughters, Robin (Wayne) Walker, Barb (Jim) Hyatt and Bonnie (Barry) Kershaw. He was Grandpa to Wade, Leslie (Eric), Robbie, Luke, Dale (Ashley), Alana, Michael and Great Grandpa to Marleigh and Collin. He loved spending time with his grandchildren – the delights of his eye. He is also survived by his brother John (the late Addie) Wright, sister Annette (the late Elmer) Feltham and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Eber and Flora Wright, brothers Carman (Betty), Bruce (JoAnn) and Jim Wright. Bob was always willing to help out in a moment’s notice. He was a friend to all, a man of integrity, wisdom, a man of vision and a great listening ear. His career as an OPP officer (Chatham, Harrow and Petrolia) lead him and his family moving to Oil Springs in 1970 where they lived on a farm for many years. He was a community-minded man who always looked for opportunities to help his neighbours and volunteered over the years for Lambton Elderly Outreach and The Petrolia Lions. He loved playing baseball as well as coaching and became an avid golfer in his senior years. Although his decline due to Alzheimer’s over the last several years was difficult, he still had a smile for those around him. The family is very thankful to all the staff at Meadowview Villa and Dr. Mall for their care and compassion.

 *Till we meet again in Heaven; we will miss you dearly Dad.*

Funeral Details
Per Bob’s request, cremation and a private burial will take place at Oil Springs Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers; donations can be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation (ceehf.ca), Alzheimer Society of Sarnia Lambton (Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton) or New Life Assembly Church, Petrolia.(newlifepetrolia.com) (Cheques mailed to Funeral Home).

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  1. Sorry to hear of Uncle Roberts passing.

    I will always have the memories of the Wright Family Reunions and him playing baseball with this brothers and all the kids.

    Remember the rest of the Wright’s are thinking of you Erma, Robin, Barbara, Bonnie and family and we share in your loss of a wonderful man.

  2. I have this feeling there’s one more star up in the sky tonight.
    And even though it’s far away, it’s brightness and warmth still reach us here to make the night a little less dark.
    With Deepest Sympathy,

    LEO Family

  3. My condolences. I was lucky to work with Bob when he was at Petrolia O.P.P
    As a court officer. He and Bob Symington and myself had many lunches in Petrolia on court days. Never a finer man. Rest In Peace Bob

  4. Aunt Erma, Robin, Barb, Bonnie and families. Condolences to the families, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Teresa and I had many fond memories with the family in Petrolia and Harrow . 🙏🏼

  5. Bonnie,
    so sorry to hear about the passing of your wonderful father. Cherish the memories and the time you had with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    take care,
    Kim (Warwick) Lynch

  6. My Condolance to Bob’s Extended Family on his passing. We could always count on “Dad” for his humor and advise. Great memories of baseball games and get together around Lambton County.

  7. So sorry to hear about Bob. Was a neighbour for a number of years. Memories are forever. Our condolences to the family.

  8. Had the honour of working with “Dad” for a good number of years at Petrolia, and also played a lot of baseball together.
    A lot of great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with Erma, Robin, Barb and Bonnie and extended Family at this time.

  9. Erma, Robin, Barb, Bonnie and Families.
    I was priviledged to work along side of Bob at the Petrolia OPP detachment.He was a well respected officer, sound
    decision maker and fair with his judgements.He was a great source of information for we younger officers.Bob was
    quickly renamed “Dad” by his fellow officers. Always ready with a quick smile and always up for a ball or golf game.
    We have many memories Bob and they will always be treasured.
    May love and memories give you peace.

  10. Erma, Robin, Barb, Bonnie and families – my sincerest condolences on the passing of Bob. I worked many years with Bob at Petrolia OPP. He was such a wonderful man and we had lots of laughs over the years.. He will surely be missed. Lots of great memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. To all the family our sincere condolences in the loss of Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  12. To all the Wright Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob . Bob was the sweetest man and always would put a smile on his face when seeing him . Bob loved to chat whenever seeing him when he could . Thinking of you all at this difficult time! Hugs to everyone ! Love Always Maureen and Ron Bailey and Family xoxo

  13. I have great memories of Bob and involvement with him in the Ontario Provincial
    Police Association, where he was a Past Chairman, now President of the No. 1 Branch. He was also a Court Officer for years at Sarnia Provincial Court. A man of wisdom and character. May he rest in peace. My condolences to his family. I was very pleased to make presentations to him on behalf of his retirement from active duty on behalf of our Association.

  14. My condolences to Erma, Barb and family. Bob always had a smile when I would see him at church. Cherish your memories and rely on your faith during this time.

  15. Erma,Robin,Barb, Bonnie and families

    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. You will have many special memories of your Dad. He was a kind gentle man.

  16. Dear Erma, Robin, Barb , Bonnie and your families, condolences on Bobs passing, great memories to cherish, always enjoyed chatting with Bob over the years, on behalf of our family and my mom Gene Ann sorry for your loss, RIP Bob , Scott

  17. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved husband, Erma. I know you were there to visit him all the time. You will miss him dearly. May you be comforted in knowing that he walks with you in spirit each and every day, till you meet him again.
    Prayers and blessings, Rudy & Marianne Terpstra

  18. Condolences to the Wright family, especially Erma , Barb, Robin, Bonnie. Erma, I think about you often and the great times together.

  19. Erma, Barb, Bonnie,Robin & family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved Bob. We are never ready to let them go. Wishing you happy memories of times past to get you through this difficult time. Feel are arms around you all.
    Love Brian & Jane

  20. To Robin, Barb and all of Bob’s family.
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our condolences.
    Terry and Anne (Weatherstone) Warwick

  21. Erma, Robin, Bonnie, Barb and family…so sorry to hear about your husband/father. Please know we are thinking about you during this difficult time. Condolences and hugs to all
    Brenda and Rick Dennis