Obituary of Robert Gaede
Gaede, Robert "Bob" A.O.C.A. After a long and very productive life, Bob Gaede has "slipped the surly bonds of earth" and set up his easel in a better place. He is now reunited with his beloved wife Audrey (2016) and much missed siblings Olga, Frieda, Laura, Frank, Henry, and Rudy. He leaves behind his much loved children Jennifer Snider, Deb Gaede, and Rod (Eveline) Gaede. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren James Gaede (Emily), Chris Snider (Tati), Jordan Gaede (fiancée Vallery), Nick Gaede (Tara), and Jackie Snider. Bob was also blessed with five great-grandchildren and one on the way. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and their families, Elaine (Bert) Meng, Judy (Lee) Bell, and the late Sharon (Jack) Soeder. Bob's passion in life was his art. He had many stories of his enjoyable years in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art. His memories of his beloved village of Conestogo were often portrayed in his landscapes and his annual Christmas cards. In later years, Dad developed a liking for cats and he will be missed by his feline friend Jimmy. Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. at the Dreisinger Funeral Home, 62 Arthur St. S., Elmira. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, 131 Flax Mill Dr., Conestogo. Interment of cremated remains in Winterbourne Cemetery will follow. Thank you to his family at St. Matthew's for their visits, prayers and concern. In Bob's memory, donation to St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church in Conestogo or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated.
"For I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep." Robert Frost