Robert Lemke

1937 - 2023


Robert ‘Bob’ Lemke, 85, of North Bay, Ontario, Canada, passed away May 12, 2023, at the Nipissing Serenity Hospice.
Bob was the beloved husband of the late Beryl Elizabeth (nee Bedford), loving father to Helen Anne Lemke of Mississauga and Karen Lemke of North Bay.  Bob was the son of the late Ruth and Martin Lemke.  He was brother of Alice Anne LeMay (Paul), David Lemke (Kathy) and Linda MacIver (predeceased) (Murdo). 
He is fondly remembered by Beryl’s sister: Helen (Ron) Slechta of Kalona; niece: Beryl (Jon) Marner of Kalona; nephew: Scott (Brandi) Slechta of Buford, Georgia; and their children: Camden, Emily, Eva and Logan Marner and Mason and Ryann Slechta.
Bob worked for more than 30 years in insurance, most of the time with Cooperators Insurance.  He was a member of the Canadian Reserves for more than 30 years and a member of both the 422 RCAFA (Nipissing) Wing and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23. 
He enjoyed golfing, hunting, skiing and was a member of the ski patrol in North Bay and Mattawa for many years.
Over the years Bob enjoyed his many visits to Kalona and other parts of Iowa.
  Interment of Bob’s ashes was at All Saint’s Mausoleum in North Bay.