Robert  Silverthorn

Obituary of Robert Silverthorn

SILVERTHORN, Robert “Bob”  

On Sunday, March 27 at the Brantford General Hospital at the age of 75 due to illness. Dad to Courtney, he will also be missed and fondly remembered by Gail, brother Gary (Bonnie),sisters Sandra, and Karen (Brian), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by brother Ronald (2000). Bob was born December 10, 1946, in Burford to Howard and Marion Silverthorn. He developed a love and talent for music/guitar in his early teens, playing with bands across Ontario even before graduating high school (NPC).  A founding member of Whisky Hollow, he joked he needed job security and left the band for a career with Canada Customs.  Bob continued playing part time and became announcer at Paris and Flamboro Speedway. We think he liked to hear himself. When Bob Retired from Customs with over 25 years of service, he especially enjoyed his trailer at the lake: fishing, ‘puttering’ and spending time with Donna, and ‘Akers friends’.  He also still loved playing with B&B (Bob & Bev.). Despite his diagnosis,we really thought he would stay longer – but knowing Dad, he probably wanted to beat the traffic! Courtney wishes to extend sincere gratitude to everyone who has provided care, compassion and support: The Team at Juravinski Cancer Clinic, Staff at Bayshore, and Brantford General Hospital, Neighbours and Friends, Bob & MaryAnn, and Keith. He is reunited with long-lost bandmates and friends.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCleister Funeral Home, 495 Park Road N. Brantford. In keeping with Bob’s wishes cremation has taken place, family and friends will be advised of a celebration of life at a later date. Condolences and memories maybe shared with the family at

No doubt, a jam session is happening on the ‘Other Side’ if sadly, not for us.  He never liked the Encore;

"Bob has left the building"

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