Bob Greenwood, 1932-2007†

GREENWOOD, Robert Edward

Suddenly, on Saturday, November 10th, 2007 at the age of 75, while doing his crossword puzzle. Robert Edward Greenwood, beloved husband and best friend of 41 years of Barbara (née Auer), dearly loved father of Edward (Jenny), Martha Joyce, Adrienne Cruise (Stephen), Michael (Page), loved brother-in-law of Sharon and Zareer Ruttonsha, Dwight Auer (Pat) and Ingrid Auer. Will be missed by his dearly loved nieces Perin (Mike) and Zarine (George) Ruttonsha. Predeceased by Joyce French Greenwood. Son of Arthur and Eleanor Greenwood, stepson of William Oestricher.

He was born and raised in Strathroy, Ontario and graduated Master of Science in Physics from the University of Western Ontario. He began his research career in industry and retired as Professor Emeritus from Ryerson University, Department of Electrical Engineering, where he was a caring and committed teacher. Bob loved classical music and sang baritone in many choirs including the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, The Toronto Classical Singers and church choirs at Bethesda and Jubilee United Churches. He was an enthusiastic gardener, avid reader and life-long learner. He will always be remembered for his sense of humour, love of puns, crosswords, wordplay and candid photography.

The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East) from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 and from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, November 15. A funeral service of Remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 16 in JUBILEE UNITED CHURCH, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. Condolences and memories may be forwarded through

This obituary is from the Nov. 12, 2007 issue of the Toronto Star; the photo is courtesy of Michael Greenwood.