In Celebration of

Croce Robert Contestabile

July 25, 1954 -  March 12, 2020


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Croce Robert (Bob) with his family at his side on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice, at the age of 65. Dearly loved husband and best friend of Karen (Ferguson) for 39 years. Croce was a devoted and proud father to Andrew and was delighted to welcome Holly to our family. Croce will be missed greatly by his siblings, Anna and Chris Antonucci and John Contestabile and his in-laws, David and Diane Ferguson and Cheryl and Bill Krizmanic and by his nieces and nephews, David Antonucci, the late Marco Antonucci, Enzo, Jennifer, Luca and Mia Antonucci, Vienna and Anthony Contestabile, Lisa Krizmanic, Steve and Emma, and Jessica Krizmanic. Croce will be remembered for all the fun times with his cousins and extended family in Canada, Italy and the United States. Predeceased by his parents Vincenzo and Nina Contestabile, grandparents Francesco and Valeria Suffoletta, Croce and Gaetanina Contestabile and parents-in-law Victor and Thelma Ferguson. Bob retired from Stelco Lake Erie Works after 30 years and took pride in his second career operating heavy equipment with his Nolbell and Activa family. Bob’s hobbies were fishing, woodworking and building anything Karen could come up with, but his passion was hosting parties for family and friends with plenty of ribs and homemade sausages on the barbecue. We want to thank all of our family and friends for their amazing love and support, especially throughout Bob’s illness. Every one of you mean the world to us. Special thanks to the doctors and staff of Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion. This truly is a special place.


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Curtis & Cathy Napholc (Special Friend)

Entered March 16, 2020 from Winona, Ontario

It is with heartfelt sadness that we must sign this book. Our good friend Bob is an amazing person. His humour has carried us through our youth to our old age. Lots has happened in our lives and Bob made our lives very special. We will truly miss his wonderful attributes for helping all his family and friends during his stay on this earth. Best man at our wedding was very special, he truly is the best. We will miss his utmost generosity towards everyone he touched. We had fun my friend we will meet again some day. May you Rest in Peace Bob (Croce). We love you always.
Curtis & Cathy

Mark Hardcastle (Workmate)

Entered March 16, 2020 from Delhi ont

Rest in peace Bob

Dana & Joe Di Diodato (Cousin)

Entered March 16, 2020 from Hamilton ontario

Karen, Andrew, Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Dear Husband and Father. You are in our hearts and prayers to give you strength at this most difficult time. May our Dear Croce Rest In Peace. Love Dana & Joe Di Diodato

Dana & Joe Di Diodato (Cousin)

Entered March 16, 2020 from Hamilton Ontario

Dear Anna, Chris and John, & Family, our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Dear Brother Croce. You are in our hearts and prayers at this difficult time. May Croce Rest In Peace. Dana Di Diodato & Family

Wendy Sarnelli (Friend)

Entered March 16, 2020 from Hamilton

Our deepest condolences to you Karen, Andrew and family. Bob was a wonderful man and he will be deeply missed. Sending you love and prayers at this very difficult time.


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