Surrounded with love by his family, Robert H. (Bob) Laning, passed away on Saturday October 31, 2020 of Waterford in his 94th year.
Bob founded Robert H. Laning & Sons Ltd., a family owned and operated wholesale equipment distribution business in 1966. The company provided full marketing, distribution, sales and service in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada and imported products from more than 30 manufacturers in the U.S.A. and Europe. Robert H. Laning & Sons joined FEWA in 1979 and remained in EMDA membership through 2016. Robert H. Laning & Sons closed its business in 2018.
Beloved husband of the late Jean (Bauer). Loving and devoted father of Rob, Joanne (and Greg) Hall, Patti (and Dean) Mills, Jill (and Rick) Chuli, Scott (and Donna). Proud grandfather of Joel (and Kricia), Aaron, Kate, Meaghan, Allison (and Manuel), Jane, Rory, Elaine, Ericka, Adam, Matthew, Marisa, and great grandchildren Aurora, Natalia, and Lucia. Loving big brother of Kathleen Berney, Shirley (and George) Tucker, sister-in-law Muriel Calder, and special cousin Grant (and Lena) Russell. Lovingly remembered by his wife Susan Goble and her children Jill (and Brad) Bedford, Jennifer (and Dave) Walker, Jordan (and Kim) Cronkwright. Bob will also be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Predeceased by sister Margaret (and Gilbert) Mills, and brother-in-law Lloyd Berney.
Bob was dedicated to his family, community, church, sports, and agriculture. A private family service will be held at Thompson-Mott Funeral Home, Waterford followed by a private graveside service at Waterford Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. Andrew Bunner officiating. Donations in memory of Bob may be made to Villa Nova Baptist Church or Crossing All Bridges Learning Centre.