PAQUIN, Robert Gilbert
February 2, 2024

August 5, 1934 – February 2, 2024

We are sad to announce the death of Bob, a much loved husband, father and grandfather. Bob lived a full life with his beloved wife of 53 years, Judy. They travelled extensively with friends but camping with their children was a much reminisced highlight. Bob will be deeply missed by his son Marc and granddaughter Magnolia, daughter Niki and granddaughter Skyra, and sister Dou, nephew Paul and great nieces Cassidy and Samantha. He was predeceased by his sisters Claire and Janet. (Extended family are Janet’s children: Ananda and Scott and their children and grandchildren).

Bob was an original member of Montreal’s MG Car Club (since 1952) and was involved in forming the Circuit Mont Tremblant. Among innumerable cars he owned, two standouts are the MGTC 1949 and Elva Courier Mark 4 that he rescued and restored to a level of perfection that floored fellow car enthusiasts.

Bob will be remembered for his sonorous voice, his storytelling, his ability to build anything with precision, his steadfastness, talents as a winemaker, and his utter love and adoration of his granddaughters. If anyone feels inclined to make a donation, Bob’s favorite charity, was Sun Youth.

Bob died after a short but difficult illness, and was very grateful for the compassionate care provided by M.A.I.D. An informal gathering will take place at a later date.

To be announced

17 responses

  1. Susan Johnson Belanger

    February 6, 2024 at 9:58 am

    Bob was a good friend to all and will be tremendously missed. Such a pleasure to be around. Judy, Marc, Niki and family, my thoughts are with you.

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  2. Christiane Laframboise and Jody Leclaire

    February 6, 2024 at 1:46 pm

    We always looked forward to hearing stories from Bob. He was such a kind gentleman. Our deepest sympathies to Judy, Marc, Niki and family.

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  3. Josée Normandin

    February 6, 2024 at 1:53 pm

    I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to better know Bob when I decided to buy his white MGB. Son départ si soudain m’attriste beaucoup. Je vivrai avec son souvenir bienveillant lors de chacune de mes
    randonnées.

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  4. N Ross de St Croix

    February 6, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    Bob was an inspiration to many of us. We grew up with a love of sportcars and subsequently racing them and helping others to do the same. Mary and I have fond memories of the things we did together with Bob and Judy and the MG Car Club, both in racing and some fantastic Club social events.

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  5. Philip Habib

    February 6, 2024 at 2:14 pm

    Diana and I are honoured to have known Bob…Most sincere and heartfelt condolences to Bob’s family…

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  6. Stephen Williams

    February 6, 2024 at 3:08 pm

    Bob was certainly one of a kind person and I know Chris Hollum would have agreed that his visits to the store always provided us with entertainment.

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  7. Suanne and Gordon harrison

    February 6, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    Bob was a kind soul who’s peaceful demeanor was always present. Calm and quiet , a gentle man who will be sadly missed. Rest in peace Bob.

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  8. Natalie Fish

    February 6, 2024 at 6:43 pm

    Chris and Bob spent innumerable hours together at the store talking about all things car and anything else that came up. Chris enjoyed Bob’s wit, sense of humour, intelligence and kind manner, as I was fortunate enough to get to know as well. He will be very sadly missed and my heartfelt condolences go out to Judy, Marc, Niki and family.

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  9. Andrew & Kathie (MMGCC)

    February 6, 2024 at 7:50 pm

    Bob was easy going and knowledgeable about everything he spoke about. Easily approachable and willing to help. He will be greatly missed among his friends and the MG crowd. Our condolences to Judy and family.

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  10. Bill Smyth

    February 6, 2024 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks Bob for being a friend, and mentor. Your legacy will endure. To Judy and all of your family, warmest thoughts and hugs.

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  11. Ian Worsnip

    February 6, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Warmest thoughts Judy and family. Bob’s stories and humour enhanced our meetings and outings. Safety Fast Bob

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  12. Arthur Hakoyan

    February 6, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    Wonderful person to know, my heartfelt condolences to Judy and her family. May he Rest In Peace

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  13. Lance & Patty Patterson

    February 7, 2024 at 6:17 pm

    our deepest sympathies to Judy and family, He will be missed but always remembered when we ride!!

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  14. Jessey

    February 9, 2024 at 1:19 pm

    Sending love and care to Niki, Skyra and all those who loved Bob. May his memory, in your bodies, hearts and minds, bring you so much comfort and joy for the rest of your time on this earth.

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  15. Joan & Bill Baxter

    February 12, 2024 at 10:17 am

    Judy and I have been close friends since our days of working together at Mackay Centre. Since then, as couples we would often get together. It has been a special friendship ever since. Bob was a great raconteur, sharing tales of his earlier years in the car racing world. More recent years he devoted his energies to restoring vintage cars, and bottling wine. We’ll miss you Bob, so much
    To Judy and family, our thoughts are with you all.

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  16. Julia Aynsley

    February 12, 2024 at 1:06 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathies to Niki, Skyra, Judy and the whole family during this time. Reading through these entries, it is very clear that Bob was an exceptional human being- wonderful story teller, and with a great sense of humour to boot! Sending our love and care, and may Bob’s stories be retold again and again.

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  17. Terri Williams

    February 14, 2024 at 9:54 am

    This is very sad news. Bob and the MG Car Club were a memorable part of my younger days. My sincere sympathy to Judy and family

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