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In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 


Robert Neil Plumpton


V84426, RCNVR


Born: 26 Mar 1926, Peterborough, Ontario


Died: 19 Feb 2023


PLUMPTON, Robert Neil - WWII Navy Veteran, Life member Third Degree of The Knights of Columbus. Neil will now enter heaven to be with his beautiful and loving wife Nadine of 65 years, predeceased since January 9, 2015. Neil was born in Peterborough, Ontario, and predeceased by his parents of Peterborough William and Mary Plumpton, predeceased by brothers Art (Grace), Ralph (June), and sisters Margorie (Dennis), Shirley (John), and Peggy. Neil predeceased by many brother and sister in-laws, survived by brother-in-law Ken Stone. Neil was an amazing son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle in which he was very well respected and loved by all. Neil leaves behind his eight children that will miss him terribly, oldest to the youngest, David (Lee) deceased, Janie (Wayne), Joanie (Ron), Dianne, Robert (Arlene), Cindy (Ernie), Gina (Rob), Tom (Liz). Papa will be missed by his 16 grandchildren, Christina, Stephanie, Doug, Mike, Ken, Andrew, Greg, James, Michael, Jenna, Lisa, Shona, Jessica, Christopher, Danielle, and Connor. Two step-grandchildren. Great Papa will also be sadly missed by his 17 great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Brandan, Reegan, McKenna, Taylor-Jane, Jordyn, Matthew, Bradley, Jackson, Brooklyn, Colton, Austin, Ariana, Emmett, Oaklyn, Sadie, Colt, and six step-great-grandchildren. Uncle Neil will be missed by his many nephews and nieces who adored him. Neil was a devote Catholic and great believer in prayer saying his rosary every morning praying for the health and safety of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Neil's mind was sharp as a pin to his dying day. His brilliant memory was extraordinary and always asked upon by his children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces and very rarely was he ever wrong. Neil could name many topics in life and always amazed his children on how he could remember people, places, times, religion, history, geography, and sports. Neil was a great storyteller and was always telling jokes. Neil's wit and smile will always be embedded into our hearts and minds. Although Neil was legally blind since he was 80 years old, he still tried to manage to play a game of Canasta with his children. Neil wishes to mention all the wonderful and loving care he received by his daughter Dianne and for the many dedicated years she was there for him. Dad, please give hugs and a kiss from all of us, to Mom, we miss you and we will see you in heaven someday. The family will receive friends at the Tompkins Funeral Home, 63 Garden St., Gananoque, on Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church, South St., Gananoque, on Saturday, February 25 at 11:30 a.m. Rite of Committal will be held in St. John's cemetery. A reception will follow at the Legion, located on King St., downtown Gananoque, back entrance for parking. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Knights of Columbus Gananoque, the Heart & Stroke foundation of Ontario, or to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. (The Peterborough Examiner 22 Feb 2023)


Robert enlisted in the RCNVR on 22 Jun 1942.


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Robert Plumpton with his daughters Dianne and Cindy on Remembrance Day - 2014


Awards and Decorations:  The Atlantic Star - The CVSM - The War Medal


Courtesy of Joan Currie



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