Robert Glen Naiden born December 3rd, 1937 passed away peacefully in his home on May 21, 2020 at 82 years of age. Born in the Danforth, Bob spent his life in many parts of Ontario. Retiring only a year ago he lived a full and independent life. A first generation Canadian with an unrivaled entrepreneurial spirit, Bob found success in many occupations; from stringing telecom lines in his youth, owning a gas station and car wash, becoming an executive in both the banking and oil and gas sectors, and operating as an independent commercial and residential appraiser for over 20 years. Bob was an opportunity generator, eager to try anything life presented him with.
Bob was known to dress to impress with a love of shopping, excellent food and good company. He was always ready to “blow this pop stand” and seek his next adventure. Bob thrived on helping a neighbour, taking a road trip south of the border, for designer clothes at a reasonable price, or taking a friend out for ice cream, his eccentric nature and wit endeared him to everyone he met. Bob was fortunate to have many great friends and colleagues to explore his passions with.
“Grandpappy” as he was called by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was generous to a fault, if you asked him for a pair of socks he gave you 30 pairs (and not just any socks, probably 30 pairs of designer dress socks and a few matching ties just in case). With a glass of ice and diet soda in hand, Bob loved to talk of playing baseball and where he wanted to go for dinner. He will be greatly missed.
Next week Bob will be laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, alongside his parents. He is survived by his son Brett and daughter in-law Becky, grandchildren Michelle and Matthew, and great-grandchildren Kaeleb and Rebekah. Bob was proceeded by his daughter Laura, his brother Ronnie and his parents Dorothy and Rudy.
Condolences can be forwarded to family through Tranquility Funeral Services in Mississauga. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert’s name to the Canadian Diabetes Association.