Passing of Col R.J. Ford (Ret’d)

08 Nov 15

Col (Ret`d) R. J. “Bob” Ford, OMM,CD – Honorary Signaller (1925 – 2015)

Passed away peacefully and courageously at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday 8 November 2015 after a brief illness in his 90th year.

He is survived by his beloved wife Norah of 40 years and his children, Susan, Stephen (Carrie), Christine (Al), Anne McMahon (Bryan) and Michael. Also survived by nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren, sisters Elaine Narraway and Pauline Ford, brothers-in-law Joseph Baxter and Fred Ford. Predeceased by his first wife, Ethel Brownrigg, the mother of his children, his parents Roland and Jane Ford and his siblings Marjorie Baxter, Joan Barrow and Frances Coutu.

Funeral Mass and Christian burial was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston, ON on Monday 16 November 2015. As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation: or St. Mary’s Cathedral Restoration Fund: