Robert Fitzhenry ("Fitz") passed away at home on July 16, 2019.
He was born on February 12, 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario to Charles Fitzhenry and Margaret Reagan, older brother to Janet (deceased) and Ruth (Helmut Schiller).
He was married to Patricia Turner (1931-1966) in 1955, and in 1984 to Andree Rheaume (1941-2013), and was father to Ann (Michael), Mary, Sean (Dorothy), Michael (Elizabeth) and Alyxandra (Khaman).
His family grew to include seven grandchildren: Scott, James, Kelly, Zoe, Duncan, Griffin and Reagan. Fitz graduated from McMaster University in 1954 and remained a proud alumnus for over six decades.
His donations to McMaster led to the creation of The Robert E Fitzhenry Coach's Office, The Robert E. Fitzhenry Vector Laboratory, The Robert E. Fitzhenry Varsity Training Room, The Robert Fitzhenry Specialized Rehabilitation and Exercise Lab, The Fitzhenry Multipurpose Studio, and the Dr. Robert and Andree Rheaume Fitzhenry Studios and Atrium. In 2009, he was awarded an honourary doctorate, of which he was extremely proud.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Road, on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment and reception to follow. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to McMaster University (givetomcmaster.ca) or the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. (http://mcmichael.com/support-mcmichael) .