Bob is survived by his loving wife Vallerie (Stevens), of 48 years.
Devoted Father of Carolyn Kettle (Marc) of Calgary, AB and Robbie Kettle (Alexandra) of Kingston, ON.
Loving Grandfather of Keegan MacNeil, North Bay ON, Darbi MacNeil (Ryan), London ON, Alysha Kettle (JJ), Tyrrel Kettle, Kingston ON, Great-Grandson Carter Cambridge London, ON, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and special family friends Blair Gaidies Oromocto NB, Vinnie MacNeil Petawawa ON and Kim Harkness Kingston ON.
Bob will be sadly missed by his sister Jeanette (Tom) Monahan of Peterborough, ON and his sister Debra (Rob) of Lindsay, ON.
Bob was predeceased by his parents Ernest & Margaret (Cruickshanks) Kettle of Dunsford, ON, and in-laws Thomas and Martha (Tolbart) Stevens of Geary, N.B and brother-in-law Willis (Ella) Tolbart from London ON.
The family would like thank, Police Officer Constable Clint Willis and EMT Kingston, ON for their support during our time of need.
Bob was born in Hamilton, ON, and his family lived in Peterborough until the family moved to the farm in Dunsford, ON.
Bob loved to play his accordion, and was a qualified teacher from the age of 16.
He was a member of the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music where he won numerous awards.
Bob proudly served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1966 - 1996.
He joined the Military Band in CFB Esquimalt, BC; remustered to the Artillery in CFB Gagetown, NB and then as a Supply Tech in CFB Kingston, ON as well as he completed tours in Egypt and Bahrain.
Celebration of Life will take place Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 2:00 pm, Legion Branch 560 in the Limestone Rm, 734 Montreal St, Kingston, ON.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to, “Soldier On” https://www.soldieron.ca/ for Injured Veterans.
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