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July 14, 2023

Robert "Bob" Middelkamp of Ripley died at University Hospital, London, July 14, 2023, at the age of 77. Survived by his loving wife, Ria; three sons, Troy and Angie, Sean and Sara, and Ian and Dolores; and by his four grandchildren, Noah, Anna, Blake and Dylan. Also survived by his four sisters, Renske and Ed, Wini, Kini and John, Marian and Greg; and two brothers, Jake and Margo, and Henry and Mary. Brother-in-law of Allan and Eleanor, and Marjory and Harlene. Predeceased by his parents, Henry and Alice; his sister, Gay; brothers, Albert and John; and brothers-in-law, John and Norm. Besides his love for his large extended family, Bob will be remembered for his love of trees, flowers, and all things growing. Also, his love of singing. He was a member of the Pine River United Church choir and the Kincardine Community Singers for many years. The family expresses sincere gratitude for every one of the health-care professionals, friends and community members, who have supported Bob and Ria during this difficult time. The funeral will be held at St. Andrew's United Church, 1 James Street, Ripley, Friday, July 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pine River United Church, the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation - MRI Fund, or the charity of your choice, are appreciated; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley;