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Robert Stanley Lachowski

January 4, 1954 — April 13, 2024

Etobicoke

Robert Stanley Lachowski

It is with great sadness and an aching sense of loss that we announce the passing of our dear brother, uncle and friend Robert Lachowski of Woods Manor, Etobicoke. Born in Toronto, he loved his parents, especially his dear Mother who recently passed away on Rob's 70th birthday at the great age of 98. He leaves behind his sisters Wanda Hepditch (husband Barry), Annette Podlacha (husband Roy), nieces Anissa and Natasha, nephews Michael and Ryan, his great-nieces and nephew, and his sweetheart Susan. His love of his Jack Russell terrier Mr. Whiskers' memory is something he cherished to the end. He loved every minute of his life.

His friend Chris Douglas recalls "The loss of my dear and lifelong friend is something that l'm finding difficult to accept and harder still to process . They say time heals and grants us acceptance. All l know is that our shared experiences will remain vivid in my mind and etched on my heart. I take some solace in knowing Rob lived life to the fullest and with few regrets. Rob had many virtues that l admired and sustained our friendship. Loyalty, generosity of spirit and a positive passion for life just to name a few! We didn't always agree but life was never dull. My fondest memories of Rob quite often involved an interaction with nature. Whether our numerous fishing and camping trips on northern Georgian Bay, time spent in Sebastian Inlet in Florida, or more humble pursuits on the Toronto Islands and other near to home places. So many other shared experiences; downing a few beers together or perhaps a few drams of a fine single malt whisky, concerts at the old Maple Leaf Gardens, Ontario Place Forum, Brunswick House, great meals in Chinatown and our adventures in Jamaica spring to mind. I will miss you my dear friend! Till we meet again, know l love you brother", - Christopher.

And sister Wanda remembers, "My awesome memories of Robert is that he loved cooking, especially cabbage rolls. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing, and travelled to northern Ontario to the many fishing places. We are going to miss his funny jokes. We truly will miss Robert!!!! We will always love you Robert, gone but never forgotten..."

His sweetheart Susan is heartbroken at his loss. They met two years ago on the cliched elevator and Robert slowly worked his charm on her. They grew to love each other very much. She provided steadfast support throughout a short but difficult illness. All his friends and those living at Woods Manor who knew and liked him will miss his presence and company.

At Robert's request, cremation will take place. There is no formal service. His ashes will be scattered this Summer by his friends and family in one of the wooded places he loved so much.  

A big "thank you" to the Palliative Care Team at the Lake House, St. Joseph's Health Care Centre for their supportive and compassionate care.

Thank you for reading this and say a prayer for Robert, if you like.

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