Lambert Robert "Bob" Bolton

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BOLTON;  Lambert Robert “Bob” ~ Born December 6, 1932 in Newtonbrook, Ontario and died peacefully on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg at the age of 88.  Bob Bolton was the loving husband of Arlene Alice Bolton (nee Whalen) for 38 years.  Devoted and caring father of John (Sue) and Peter (Seo Ryung).  Nothing brought more joy in his life than being a Poppa to his three grandchildren Ella, Hannah and Jack Bolton.  He will be missed by his wife’s nephews and niece, Stephen, Michael and Joanne Whalen.  Predeceased by his parents Lambert and Hilda Bolton (nee Sutterby) and his sisters Joyce Brownless (the late Ted) and Nancy Hand (survived by Michael).  Bob will be fondly remembered by teachers who had him as their principal.  His whole life was devoted to helping children live up to their true potential.  Choosing teachers who had the same goals made for a happy school environment.  One mother told Bob even when her son was sick he chose to go to school as he didn’t want to miss activities.  He will be remembered throughout the community for the many “Alpha” courses he lead.  Bob was a devoted Christian and loved to study the bible and made copious notes.  He will be missed by his many friends.

Service Information

Due to COVID restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In memory of Bob, donations to the Salvation Army or the Northumberland Humane Society would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Fallis & Shields Funeral Home, Millbrook. Online donations and condolences may be made at


Thinking of you all.


Dear Arlene Please accept my sincere condolences. He will be missed.

Doreen Curtis

Always a pleasure to join Bob and Arlene at many community held suppers through out the local area.

Rupert, Marion, Ian Hartford

John, Peter, and families: So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Have many memories of our days at Grandview. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Will and Jean Capeling

Arlene, John and Peter, I am sorry to learn of Bob’s passing. Bob was a fine Principal. I enjoyed my many years working with him at Grandview School.

Betty Lou & Don Beacock

Having worked on Bob and Arlene's home for many years, he was one of the fairest people I knew.

Nancy and Don Linton

I will treasure my memories of Uncle Bob and he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to Arlene, John, Peter and their families.

Patti Hand

Thinking of you Arlene during these difficult days. May you find peace knowing you faithfully cared well for Bob.

June Yeaman

We are praying for your strength and comfort now and for your future. Phil 1 ^6

Bev & Marg Linton

To a life well lived. He will be missed. Our sympathies to Arlene, John and Pete.

Jane and Christopher Hand

Our deepest sympathies to Arlene, John and Peter. Thinking of you all from Calgary.

Bob and Mary Brownless

Bob was a wonderful leader and carefully chose his staff for the opening of The Pines Sr. Public School. He made it a point to speak to staff and students and to show a real interest. Arlene, you were his dedicated support. Know that you are appreciated.

Linda Hansen