Robert “Bob” Canfield



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Gilda’s House

ATTN: Lowell, 1806 Bridge St., NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Bob Canfield, age 86 of Lowell, went to be with his Lord on Monday, October 26, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Shirley; children, Greg Canfield, Lori Canfield, Dr. Mark (Lynne) Canfield, Steve (Deb) Dykstra, Jeff (Heidi) Dykstra; brother, Ken (Judy) Canfield; sister, Shirley Seese; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brothers-and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Rybski, Carol (Steve) Weber and Diane Alflen.  Bob worked for Western Electric Bell Telephone for 40 years.  He was retired for 27 years, taking care of their beautiful home on Murray Lake, where they won 1st Place year after year for their Christmas decorations.  Bob served in the U.S. Army. He held the record for the 880 at Lowell High School which he ran in 1952.  Visitation will be Thursday, October 29 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 30 at 11:00 AM at St. Patrick Church, 4351 Parnell Ave. NE, Rev. Thomas Cavera, presiding.  Interment Findlay Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gilda’s House, ATTN: Lowell, 1806 Bridge St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

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4 Responses

  1. Prayers and love to Shirley and the family. Bob was a good and faithful man. May you all be blessed with peace.

  2. I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Bob for a long time. He was always friendly and sweet. He will be missed in the community. Prayers for his family.

  3. Shirley and the Canfield Family,

    We are saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. I have fond memories of Canfield reunions on the lake at your home. Rob was always the cheerful host – roasted pig, trampoline, roasted corn, playing in the sand and swimming out to the dock. May your memories sustain you and bring you solace during this time. Our hearts and hugs are with you even though we cannot be there in person.

  4. Shirley and family, we are very sorry for your loss. We will miss his smiling face at Mass.

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