Robert George Petersen
February 25, 1939 – October 20, 2020
Bob (Robert George) Petersen, passed from this earth on the afternoon of Tuesday, October
20th and entered his Heavenly home. Although his family is much saddened to say good bye to a
beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, we rejoice at his homecoming in heaven
and his reunion with loved ones who have gone before.
Bob was born and raised in Stratford, Ontario, where he began training as an electrician for the
CN. Always curious about new technology, Bob studied computer systems on his own and
eventually developed customized systems for churches and other charitable organizations. He
was also an accomplished guitarist, building his own electric guitar. In the 70’s he served as lead
guitarist for the gospel quartet, The King’s Messengers. An avid sailor since childhood, he spent
many summer days aboard his boat, Misty II, exploring Ontario waters with family and friends.
Throughout his life, he was privileged and loved to serve in children’s, youth, and small group
ministries at his local church.
Bob was married for 58 years to his wife, Eileen. He is sadly missed by her, his daughter Joy, son
Paul, grandchildren Chris and Natasha, brother, Dave, sister-in-law Shirley, sister, Karen, sister
and brother-in-law, Althea and Walter, and nieces and nephews Danielle, Tom, Anne and Sean,
Heather-Mae and Sarah, Sharon, Mark and Stephen.