Dubreuil, Robert

It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of Robert “Bob” Dubreuil on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at age 73. Bob will be remembered for his warm heart, kindness, generous spirit, laughter, and above all his love for his family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Dubreuil (née Matiation). His pride and joy were his kids, Jenny Dubreuil (Rob Bignucolo) and Dale Dubreuil (Kristen), and his grandkids Ava, Lily, Ty, and Lexi, all of Sudbury. Bob grew up in Guilletville with his siblings Sue Bisaillon (Richard), Rick Dubreuil (Anita), Don Dubreuil (Harry) and Linda Bowes (Robert).

Together with Nancy, they made their home the heart of Carol Richard Park. Bob’s Garage was always filled with friends, family, sports, big laughs, cold drinks and late nights. Bob was always ready to share a toast with a Crown and Pepsi with lots of ice in his Santa glass. 

Bob spent 33 years at Cambrian College in Facilities, appreciating his time with colleagues and friends while he helped the College grow. 

Bob left this world the way he lived it, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Bob’s spirit lives on through his grandkids; Ava’s warm heart, Lily’s quick wit, Ty’s smooth charm, and Lexi’s boundless energy. They all inherited Bob’s sense of humour, love of sports and late nights, and his zest for life.

As we say goodbye to Bob, we remember how lucky we were to have known him. We are inspired by the way he lived each day. Show up. Work hard. Give it your all. Do it with heart. Be kind. Be generous. 

In lieu of flowers, Bob’s colleagues and family established a bursary for Cambrian College students in skilled trades. You can donate to the “Bob Dubreuil Memorial Bursary” at www.cambriancollege.ca/givetoday

A Celebration of Bob’s Life is planned for May 27, 2023.

Please raise your glass for a toast: 

To Bob. Just one more quick one.


26 Condolences

  1. Nancy, we go back many years when we were both raised in Carol Richard. Spending a lot of time with your parents and mine. Remember going to your wedding and enjoying such a beautiful day. You and Bob built a beautiful life together beside your parents home. I just read this today and wanted to send my thoughts to you. Shirley Anne

    By: shirley anne wilson
    March 7, 2023
  2. Dear Nancy and Family,
    We wish to share with you our sadness and condolences in the sudden passing of Bob, our good friend, neighbour and fellow skilled tradesman for many years.
    Bob was well respected and a good man at home, at work and at play. Our prayers are with you and Bob as he travels on his homeward journey to the spirit world.
    Sincerely, Dennis and Ann.

    By: Dennis and Ann Mount
    February 5, 2023
  3. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Although we haven’t seen each other for years, Bob is always remembered as a kind, sweet, fun loving, all around special person. What a great loss!!

    By: Maggie & Rick Prince
    January 28, 2023
  4. Sorry to hear of Bob’s crossing the veil so suddenly if not unexpectedly. Both Linda and I grew up with him and his sister Sue; me in Guilletville, Linda at McRea Heights. We both have fond memories of Robert and offer our condolences to his family. A donation will definitely made as requested. See you down the road Robert.

    By: Richard and Linda Robert
    January 27, 2023
  5. Dear Nancy, Jenny and Dale and families
    We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s sudden passing. He was always such a huge presence in his kindness his devotion to family and his fun loving spirit. He will be so missed. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that you find comfort in the many memories you all made together.

    Rene and Dianne

    By: Rene and Dianne Paquette
    January 26, 2023
  6. Sending love & condolences to cousin Nancy, & the entire family.
    Bobby touched many lives in the very best way. His generosity & amazing sense of humor has given us so many laughs & fond memories over the years. We love you all so much. Our hearts are broken & will miss Bobby deeply. ❤️⭕️❌❤️ Cousins, Sharlene, George, Jacob, Becky, Daryl, Gabby & Moira.

    By: Sharlene Kopetski
    January 26, 2023
  7. Dear Nancy and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Bob. Nancy, I knew you from the bank and from our chats during my walks in your neighbourhood.
    I remember meeting Bob at a New Year’s Eve dance in Capreol. It was so much fun watching you two tear up the dance floor!
    The obituary is a beautiful tribute to a life well lived. Obviously, he was an incredible man! May all those great memories give you comfort now and in the days to come.
    Anne Marie and Moe Renaud

    By: Anne Marie and Moe Renaud
    January 25, 2023
  8. Our deepest condolences to both families… You are in our thoughts and prayers!

    By: Denis & Denise Giroux
    January 25, 2023
  9. Dear Nancy and Family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many fond memories of you and Bob and will cherish those memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    By: Dave and Pat Sitko
    January 24, 2023
  10. Dear Nancy, family and friends,

    Please accept my most sincere condolences on the sudden passing of an amazing man! When I think of Bob what comes to mind is how well Bob could dance! I will forever remember how much I enjoyed watching Bob and Nancy doing the jive at all the fun times we had on our famous ski weekends and the many dances at Carol Richard Park….Bob loved a good time! Cheers 🥃 Bob!

    As you grieve together I pray that you are all given the strength needed during this time.


    By: Pauline Sedore
    January 24, 2023
  11. Very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of your family.
    Dan & Jeanny Lafrance

    By: Dan & Jeanny Lafrance
    January 24, 2023
  12. Dear Nancy and Families..My condolences to you all.
    My heart is so heavy for you All and friends too..
    Wish there was more I could say or do but just know I care.

    By: Debra Brown
    January 24, 2023
  13. Nancy and family,
    We are so sorry to hear the very sad news of Bob’s passing.
    He embraced life to the fullest and was a joy to be around.
    We cherish our time together with you and Bob at the apartment building in our early marriage years. Our hearts go out to you.
    We’ll be in touch when we come back from Florida in the spring.
    Love, Ron & Monique ❤️

    By: Ron & Monique Therrien
    January 24, 2023
  14. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family!❤

    By: Micheline (Boileau) Gallant
    January 23, 2023
  15. We are so sad for this sudden and too soon departure of such a wonderful person ! We are of an age when illness and poor health takes away the ones we love but this is just so unfair and tragic. Bob was such a great husband to Nancy and as her cousin I was happy for how happy he made her and the family their love created: I am now profoundly sad for how bereft this must surely make her, their children and grandchildren. Words cannot truly express our sorrow.
    Jeannie and D’Arcy

    By: Jean and D'Arcy Gurr
    January 23, 2023
  16. Nancy & Family
    We are so very sorry to hear about Bob. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

    By: Dorothy & Jack Hill
    January 23, 2023
  17. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy, Jenny, Dale and your beautiful grandchildren♥️

    By: Debbie and Brent Forsyth
    January 23, 2023
  18. My deepest condolences to the Dubreuil family.

    By: Claudio Durigon
    January 23, 2023
  19. So shocking to hear about your unbelievable loss. Our sincere condolences to Nancy and family. You are all certainly in our thoughts and prayers.

    By: Paul and Joanne Beaulieu
    January 23, 2023
  20. Nancy and family.
    So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing.
    May you be comforted with your many memories of him.
    Gerald Ivany and Glenda Bartlett… Buchans, NL

    By: Gerald Ivany
    January 23, 2023
  21. Sincerest Condolences to Nancy and Family. Bob had a personality plus and was a pleasure to be around. Cherish ALL of your Wonderful Memories. Rest in Peace Bob.

    Clayton Stevenson

    By: Clayton Stevenson
    January 23, 2023
  22. We are totally saddened and shocked to hear about Bob.
    Our sincere condolences to you Nancy and to Jenny
    and Dale.

    By: Claude and Patty Jean
    January 23, 2023
  23. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    By: Robert and Rachel Valade
    January 23, 2023
  24. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Bob’s passing.
    Condolences Nancy, Jenny, Dale and families.
    Our hearts go out to you all at this difficult time.

    By: Denis & Jackie Despatie
    January 23, 2023
  25. Our condolences to you Nancy and family.

    By: Yvon and Colette Belanger
    January 23, 2023
  26. This is a shocker, our condolences to the family.
    Guy and Diane Bazinet

    By: guy bazinet
    January 23, 2023

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