Robert Janzen

Robert Gerhard "Bob" Janzen

1947 - 2024

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Passed away peacefully with family by his side at Hospice Waterloo Region on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at age 76.


Bob will be dearly missed by his wife Linda (Fast), children Zoe (Thomas) and Ben (Stephanie). He was a loving Opa to Max, Jake, Micah, Noah, Eve, and Eli. Bob was dearly loved by his siblings: Liz (John), Cathy (the late Rod), and Tom (Joanne). 


Known for his humour and his trademark mustache, Bob was a real character; generous with his time and welcoming to all. Bob and Linda’s friends were treated as family, especially their community at Rockway Mennonite Church.


A lawyer for 43 years, he was valued for his calm and supportive guidance, even after he retired. He dedicated innumerable hours to boards and committees, notably Rockway Mennonite Church, International Child Care, and Kindred Credit Union.


Bob was also a talented musician. He loved singing and playing bluegrass gospel and folk music on the guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin. He was a hootenanny host, calendar subject, and a gold medalist in Tai Chi Push Hands.


Special thanks for the care given over his last weeks by the health team at Grand River Hospital and the palliative team at Hospice Waterloo Region


Cremation has taken place. All are welcome to attend a celebration of life service on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 11am at the Rockway Mennonite Church, 47 Onward Avenue, Kitchener. A light lunch will follow.


In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to the Cancer Centre through the Grand River Hospital Foundation, or Mennonite Central Committee Ontario may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home at or by calling 519-745-8445.


Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Saturday, April 27, 2024
Rockway Mennonite Church
47 Onward Ave
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada