Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In Honour of Robert Barlow

The Hamiltonian is saddened in learning of the passing of Robert Barlow, Trustee with the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board. Robert's life ended tragically after suffering a heart attack. For those who knew Robert, you would know him as a jovial person with a kind heart and soul. Robert's service as a School Board Trustee was also complemented by his genuine interest in politics as it related to the well being of others. Robert will be sadly missed. Please feel free to leave your condolences here.


  1. MargaretMay 29, 2013

    Robert was very involved as a School Board Trustee, community member, and volunteer. He will be missed. My condolences to his family, collegues and his friends. Rest in peace Bob. You were taken from us far too young. God Bless.


  2. AnonymousMay 30, 2013

    Terrible news!! My condolescences to the family...

    Also, it should be complEmented, with an E not an I.

    1. Hamiltonian AdminMay 30, 2013


      Hamiltonian Admin

  3. Mark CrippsMay 30, 2013

    While we may have been on opposite political sides, I always respected Robert's passion for public service, his commitment to volunteerism and his concern and advocacy for the less fortunate. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed. RIP Robert.

  4. Will there be an election, or an appointment till the 2014 municipal election? My condolences to the family.

  5. condolences to the family... so terrible.. God Bless

  6. AnonymousMay 30, 2013

    The world had truly lost a great and wonderful man. I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that Bob has been taken from us. Bob was a wonderful baseball coach, child advocate, and all around loving, giving and caring man. He was the type of guy who would take a bullied child under his wing and give her the support and confidence she needed to show up at the next game with her head held high. He went out of his way to do things for people that he knew would bring them joy or to help them in times of difficulty. I am proud to say that my family knew this man and was a recipient of his kindness and friendship. I truly hope he knows how much we love him and appreciate all he has done for us over the years. RIP Bob. May the angels ever hold you in their embrace <3

  7. Life is indeed unpredictable - its fleeting, transience struck me hard last night as I read this news, for only the evening before, rushing thru Jackson Square I had waved out to Robert as we passed each other and he beamed back his big smile and nodded a hello while still on his cellphone. He looked perfectly normal, with no signs that it would be the last time we had exchanged smiles.

    My deepest condolences to his family on his inexplicable and untimely passing. RIP Robert.

  8. So saddened to learn of Bob's passing. Knew him very well from bowling when he brought his son Nick and from being on parent's council at Orchard Park. Our deepesed condolences to the entire family. He will be sorely missed. Glen, Irene and Jake Kielty

  9. AnonymousMay 30, 2013

    Words cannot express the loss that is and will be felt for a long time to come in the passing of such a kind and giving soul. He affected so may lives in his work and passions that say so much about the man that he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with his son Nick, and his family during this difficult time .

  10. It's been a long time and a lot has happened since I last contributed to this site. But since I have a unique view of Bob, I would be more than happy to share it with all of you.


  11. I am very sorry to hear of this news. I did not know Mr. Barlow, but this is very sad indeed.

  12. I am so sad to hear this news


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