Advanced Search:

Regular Search
❮ Go Back to Listings


Born: Jun 01, 1926

Date of Passing: Jan 11, 2016

Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory

Adjust Text Size: A+ A-

ROBERT MASON SUTTON June 1, 1926 January 11, 2016 A final farewell and Memorial Service for Bob Sutton will be held at St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow. The family wishes to thank again, all the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Charleswood Care Centre who looked after Bob over this past year. Their kindness and friendship will not be forgotten. Gratitude and thanks also to all of Bob's homecare workers who helped and supported him while at the Courts of St. James and to his caregivers at Lion's Manor. We remember also the care and kindness of the Grace Hospice "Angels" allowing Bob, (Resident 13), to share with Fran, her last days together. Thank you to Dr. R. Bhayana for her care and thanks to the staff at the Victoria Hospital who always managed to get Bob back on his feet again. Gracious thanks to the Very Reverend Paul N. Johnson and all Bob's friends at St. John's Cathedral for all their friendship and support. You are all very special people. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's Cathedral or the Lung Association of Manitoba. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Feb 13, 2016

ROBERT MASON SUTTON June 1, 1926 - January 11, 2016 It is with the deepest sadness that we say goodbye to our wonderful father and grandad, Bob Sutton. Predeceased by the love of his life, wife Frances (Rooke), parents Thomas and Lucy and older siblings, Mollie (Jack Singleton) and Bert Sutton, Bob will be deeply missed by son Lloyd, daughter Elaine (Tim Kelly), grandson Riley Sutton, Riley's mother Andrea Newsom, brother Dick Sutton (Mary Lou), sisters-in-law Hazel Sutton and Leila Rooke and many cherished nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. Bob was born in Winnipeg's North End and attended St. John's High School where he honed his interest in the sciences. In 1944 upon graduation he enlisted in the RCAF. He completed his training just as the Second World War was winding down and consequently he did not fly in active combat, something he regretted. He had a passion for flying and he maintained this throughout his life. Returning to civilian life, he enrolled in the University of Winnipeg's Engineering program and began his working career as a draughtsman for the CPR. Starting work with Baert Construction in the late 50s, he was responsible for supervising the construction of some of Winnipeg's most iconic buildings including the Richardson Building, the City Hall and the Great West Life Building. Together with his brother Dick, Bob also formed a small construction company, Sutton Associates. Changing work direction completely in the mid 70s he went to work for Yamaha Music and was head of their School of Music working there for over a decade. He then returned to the construction business to finish his career working with the CMHC. Dad's interests revolved around St. John's Cathedral, music, flying and building things. His faith was paramount in his life and he was a lifelong member of the Cathedral. He served the Church as both Rector's and People's Warden, a member and fixture of the vestry into his 80s and a booming bass in the Cathedral Choir. It was in that choir that he met the love of his life, Frances (Fran) and it was there they were married on June 3, 1950. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together until Fran's passing in June 2014. He enjoyed making music with Fran, she played the piano, and he played the organ. Many longtime friendships were made with his activities around the Cathedral and the bowling league. The two homes and cottage that Bob meticulously built, with the help of friends, will outlive us all. The fun parties of the 50s, 60s and 70s with family and friends will never be forgotten. A man who lived his faith, Bob always had time for people and his infectious smile, twinkling eyes and warm handshake will always be remembered. We would like to thank Carol and Ron Craig and Bev and Frank Kostuik for their longtime friendship and support and special thanks go out to all Dad's wonderful caregivers, nurses and doctors over the past few years. You are all angels here on earth. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. John's Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave., Winnipeg, R2W 5M9 or the Lung Association of Manitoba (for COPD Research). The funeral will take place at St. John's Cathedral with the Very Rev Paul N. Johnson presiding at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2016. CROPO FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Jan 23, 2016

ROBERT MASON SUTTON June 1, 1926 - January 11, 2016 On January 11, 2016, our dad, Bob Sutton, aged 89 years, left this world to be with his beloved wife Fran, sister Molly, brother Bert and loving parents, Lucy and Thomas. Dad's loving smile and warm handshake will always be remembered. Longer obituary to follow. Cropo Funeral Chapel, 204-586-8044
Publish Date: Jan 12, 2016
Publish Date: Jan 23, 2016

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 13, 2016

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • My dear Bob .you will be truly missed .I have been a friend to your family since I was about 10 years old. When I was in the presence of Bob & he was introducing me to someone new he told the same story of how we met. Bob & Fran were also responsible for me becoming a grateful member of St. John's Cathedral where I started my faith journey..Rest in Peace Dear Friend - Posted by: Carol Ingimundson (friend(made to feel like family by Bob & Fran ,Lloyd & Elaine) on: Feb 13, 2016

  • I had the pleasure of meeting Bob and his daughter Elaine , while visiting my mother(Maria) at the care home. He was a gentle soul, with a beautiful smile, we will miss him. Elaine and family, I am sorry more your loss. Hugs to you all. - Posted by: Philomena Morris (aquaintance from care home.) on: Feb 12, 2016

  • I think Mum's closest friends were the Sutton boys. She remembers all the wonderful times she had with them and due to Alzheimer's was up and dressed on Christmas morning ready to sing with the boys in the choir and go to Aunty Lucy's for dinner. I don't remember the Winnipeg times but I do remember Bob living with us in Toronto for a while during the time he was working for Yamaha. He always had a zest for life and when I worked in Winnipeg one summer several years ago I was thrilled to spend some time with Fran and Bob in their home. I know there is a special place in heaven for him and he will be so happy to be united with so many family members. - Posted by: Laurel Bresnahan for Kaye Bresnahan (Kaye is a first cousin to the Suttons. Her mother Alice was Bob's mother's sister.) on: Feb 07, 2016

  • Bob's deep faith was an inspiration, and he practiced what he preached, care and concern for all. I am blessed to have known this dear man, and he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Rene Jamieson (friend and fellow member of the congregation of St. John's Cahedral) on: Feb 03, 2016

  • Bob and Fran were the greatest neighbors I ever had. Always available to give a hand if you needed it and always a bright smile and kind words. On a busy hot warm afternoon, after tending to our yards needs it was always nice to sit down with a nice cold beer and some interesting conversation. I'll always remember them as good friends. Jan. 23/16 - Posted by: Louise Franklin (Friend/neighbor) on: Jan 23, 2016

  • Remembrances: Sunday school picnic back in the 50's. Mom's 90th birthday when he speculated what a great heavenly choir there would be with my Dad in it. 100th anniversary of family farm in Saltcoats area in 2005. My sister's 80th birthday in August 2015. Each time we were greeted with a winning smile and warm handshake. Such a true, gentle man. R.I.P., Bob. - Posted by: Tom Rooke (1st cousin once removed (by marriage)) on: Jan 17, 2016

  • My dear Uncle Bob was as fine a man as you could ever meet. Decency, warmth and love exuded from him and he was an example to all of us. Uncle Bob will alway be kept warm and close in our hearts. - Posted by: Joan Fife (niece) on: Jan 12, 2016

Cropo Funeral Chapel

Cropo Funeral Chapel

1442 Main St (Map)
Ph: 2045868044 | Visit Website

❮ Go Back to Listings