Robert Oswald "Gumby" Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY; Robert O. “GUMBY” (Long time Corrections Officer – Recently retired from the Brookside Youth Centre) ~ Passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 after a brief and courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60.  Predeceased by his parents Murray and Elizabeth Montgomery.  Robert Montgomery was the beloved husband for 23 years of Margaret Corrigan.  Loving step father of Charles Daoust (Sabrina) and Véronique Daoust (Ahmad).  Proud grandfather of Jeremy.  Dear brother of Jessica Montgomery (the late Douglas), Jane Montgomery (Jay), Kathy Blastorah (Chris) and Ian Montgomery (Melanie).  Brother in law of Douglas Corrigan (Jo-Anne), Michael Corrigan, Peter Corrigan (the late Carole), Hélène D’Aoust (André), David Corrigan (Natasha) and John Corrigan (Isabelle).  Robert will be fondly remembered by 19 nieces and nephews, his cousins, many other relatives and extended family.  Rob is the special Godfather to Billy Corrigan.  He will be sadly missed by many, many long time supportive friends who shared his love of sports, the outdoors and his numerous annual trips.  Cannot forget his BFF (best furry friend), Buster.

Service Information

As per Rob’s wishes, we invite friends and family to join us at Kelly’s Homelike Inn, 205 Third St. Cobourg, on Saturday, November 23rd from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Northumberland Hills Hospital and it’s caring staff. Special thanks go out to Dr. Mulé for his compassion and guidance. In memory of Rob, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society- Pancreatic Research or the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Fallis & Shields Funeral Home and online condolences or donations may be made at


My condolences to Montgomery family. With Rob (Gumby), on any day around your presence was a good day. Weather it was work, golf, baseball or sharing a beverage. RIP big fella, we will miss you.

Rob Speiran

My deepest sympathies Margaret and Montgomery family.

Judirh Marsh

It is with great sadness that I`v learned of Rob`s passing away and may I extend my deepest condolences to my sister Margaret and the Montgomery family.

Michael Corrigan

Our sincere condolences to you Margaret and your extended family. Hold on to the great memories. Sincerely, Sue and Dave Schell (and of course Daisy and Jazzy)

Sue and Dave Schell

So sorry to hear of Rob's passing. He touched so many peoples lives and he will be missed by everyone who knew him. Our sincere condolences. Kim and Tom

Kim and Tom Rudd

Extending our heartfelt condolences in losing Gumby so young. As so many have said he was a kind and gentle man. Love, Diane , Miguel and family. xo

Diane Pelton

My sincerest condolences Margaret and Family on the loss of Gumby. I will always be grateful for the wonderful gift of loyal friendship he gave to Gord. Gumby will be remembered well and often in our home.

Rachel Moon Kelly

My heart and prayers to Rob’s family. I worked with Rob and knew him to be always a professional no matter what the situation. Truly a good man

Catherine Smith

Dear Margaret: I am so sorry to hear of Gumby's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. Cherish all your wonderful memories and keep them close to your heart.

Jan Rose

very sorry for your loss

paul and debbie herriot

Our hearts go out to Rob’s family. He was one of a kind.

Rob and Lorraine Harnden

Margaret and family our sincere condolences to all of you, your in our thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace “Gumballs” x????????

Steve and Esther Scowcroft

Sadness can't begin to describe this lose! So sorry!

Dave Ashcroft

It hurts my heart to consider the world without Gumby. A true beautiful human being. Always kind, fun and funny. EVERYONE will miss him. I send my heartfelt condolences to his wife Margaret and all of his family.

Karen Stanley (Gillsie - to Gumby)

Very upset to learn of Rob's passing. He was such a kind and supportive friend. I always enjoyed curling with Rob and hearing about his golf trips.

Herb Terry

So sorry for your loss Margaret. Ron & Lynne Caffin

Ron Caffin

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Steve and Karen Phillips

Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and family. Sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our prayers.

Julie and Morgan McNaughton

My condolences to the family on your of the most respected and liked persons I’ve been fortunate enough to call a friend.....we’ve all lost a great man.....❤️ Other commitments won’t allow me to be there to Celebrate Gumby’s life ......but I’ll be there in my thoughts

Jerry Warren

Our sincere condolences to Margaret and family, we are saddened to hear of the passing of Gumby, enjoyed his company always & will be sadly missed

Jamie & Bonnie Masters

Our heartfelt condolences to the Montgomery family

Ewart Timlin

To the Montgomery family, sorry for your loss.

John Davison

Marg, you know how heart broken we are for you and your family. Rob was a great neighbor and friend. He is gone too soon!

Jane and Bill MacDonald

Margaret, my condolences to you and your family. RIP Gumby, You will be missed by many.

Sandra Curtis

Margaret, we are so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Our sincere condolences.

Mike and Sharon Gutteridge



Rob was a colleague of many years. A great person. Very sad to hear of his passing. Heartfelt condolences to his family.

Anne Murray

I am truly sorry to hear this. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Ron Cameron

Sending my condolences to the Montgomery family he will sadly be missed Rick Clark

Rick Clark

Our deepest sympathy to Margaret and the Montgomery family.

Nancy and Dave Blakely

Sending my condolences to the Montgomery family , so sorry to hear about Rob , He was the Gentle Giant that was always smiling

Terry Wells

Your deep lose is felt by us.Too many young people are taken from their families by this insidious disease. Please accept my apologies for not attending in person, Bonnie and I are away for 4 months. Craig

Craig Montgomery, Bonnie Labranche

We are so sorry to hear of Gumby's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very sad time. We have many wonderful memories of Gumby which we will always cherish. He will be greatly missed by all but especially the Ashbrook golf group. R.I.P Gumby

Patti and Paul Douglas and Family

Margaret and Family: I'm so sorry for your loss. Rob was a great guy and SO smart and funny. "Much as we miss him, we would not trade places with those whose lives he never touched."

Siobhan Kenny

Our deepest sympathys to the familys. Neighbours from down the street.

Chris an Harry Van Hees

Our heartfelt condolences . Thinking of you

Brian and Sandi Montgomery

We are very saddened to hear of Rob’s passing. Our condolences to Marguerite, Charles and Veronica. It was always great to see Robbie at family events. We have lost a warm, fun, sincere part of our extended family.

Keith and Daylene Ebbs

My deepest condolences to Margaret and the rest of his family.

Neil Torrie

My sincere condolences. I only had a handful of opportunities to spend time with, and work alongside, Rob. Whether it was moving something or building something, it was clear that Rob has a kind and generous heart. He will be missed.

Brent and Becca Bodnar

My condolenses to his entire family. I knew Rob from the Curling club. He was a class guy both on and off the ice. His presence will be greatly missed at the WNCC.

Mark Hanson

Sending our sincere condolences to the Montgomery family. Sorry for your loss.

Dan and Shirley Foden

Sad to hear that gumby had passed he was such a nice man and a great guy to work with Gods speed Gumby Strength and healing to Gumbys wife Margaret and to all those that will feel his loss


Our hearts go out to all of you during this time of great sadness. What a privilege it is to call Gumby a friend for many years. He is so deeply missed. Our memories of him and so many fun times together will be cherished always. Much love to Margaret.

Susanne and Gord Jex

Heartfelt condolences from The Buffam Family. Gumby will be remembered forever as a great friend. Randy, Jennifer, Laura and Rachel Buffam

Randy and Jennifer Buffam

Our deepest condolences to you and your family Margaret. Our love to Jane and the family. So very sorry to hear about Gumby.

Tom & Debby Jackson

Our deepest sympathies to Margaret and her family, Gumby’s family, and the legions of friends he touched during his lifetime. He was indeed a very special, much loved man. We will cherish our memories of Gumby. xo

Beth and Paul Lawson

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Jane, Kathy and the Montgomery family. May the memories you have had together sustain you.

Sharon Harper

Dear Margaret and family, Rob’s passing is such a loss to everyone who knew him. His dry humour, his love of life and love of family was so apparent. Our heartfelt condolences to you Liz and Garry Liboiron.

Liz and Garry Liboiron

Margaret and family - we are thinking of you and sending you love at this incredibly difficult time. We were so sorry to know you were dealing with this and so sad to hear of this loss - Rob was such a great guy. xox

Lee and Tanya Cattell

Margaret and family- we were so deeply saddened to hear of Gumby's passing. He was funny and fun loving, always ready with a smile. In the many years I worked with him I never saw him lose his temper with the young people in his charge. His profession suited him well. I have fond memories of our school Christmas celebrations throughout the years at Brookside. I made the cookies and he supervised the distribution. He sampled most but declared the pecan balls his favourite. Those were happy times. He was a good man. We will miss him.

Bruce and Danice Covert

Deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time.

Paul & Dara Shipton

Sorry for your loss. He was a great man and a better person.

Mike Connolly

Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. You are in our prayers.

Patricia and Mark Perkin

My condolences. Gumby was a special man. Always brought a smile to me. He will be missed. A true scrabble competitor. Rest well.

Howie McCourt

I would like to send my condolences to the family, knew Gumby for a lot of years. He always had a vibrant smile, loved to laugh and when you walked into Kelly's when there was a mass knew where Gumby was as you could see his head along with Grant Hessin's. May he rest in peace.

Scott Tuttle

Margaret, Nos plus sincères condoléances. Nos pensées sont avec toi !

Robert et Lucille

My most sincere condolences on Roberts passing. He was an amazing person and will be greatly missed. I hope hes taking the shot at the top of the key in heaven. God bless.

Don Merson