Robert Squires Gill

September 20, 1946 to April 19, 2018


Passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on April 19, 2018, Robert Squires Gill, aged 71 years. Predeceased by parents Sybil and Stanley Gill and special aunt, Annie Norris. Leaving to mourn his partner Calvin Smith; his only son Steven (mother Glenda), sister Kezie (Wilf Budden), nephew Brian Budden (Florence), niece Nancy Crocker (Barry), great niece Lindsay Crocker, as well as other relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Inurnment to follow at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or a charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence please visit



11:00am, Tuesday April 24th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's


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So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kizzie.

Gill Family : Please except our sincere condolences on the passing of Bob. It was a pleasure to have known him due to his easy going manner. RIP Bob

Calvin: We only met you once, but Bob was a good friend of ours and went to Trades and Teck with us in Gander. He could sing the birds down from the trees. He loved Marty Robbins. Even though he is no longer with us in this life, he will always be a part of our memories. He will be missed by all who knew him.
I hope you had lots of music at the celebration of his life.
Donna & Pat Kane

To Cal, Steven and Family:
Very sad to hear of Bob’s passing. We have many fond memories of his time on Towers Avenue – the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and impromptu get togethers. Sincere best wishes to you all.

Terry Morrison

We’re were saddened to hear of Robert’s passing. We have you and Robert’s family in our prayers. Our condolences at this very difficult time.

Fabian and Corinne McDonald

We are so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing,. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Wallace, Patricia, & Leah Simms

To Cal,Steven,and Kenzie,Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time Sarah and George Chafe

We are very much saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go to Cal and Steven and family. We have reminisced of our conversations and our Christmas gatherings on the street, and particularly memories of the garage sales and the celebrations that followed. Our best to you at this difficult time.

Kezie, Wilf and Cal

Sorry to hear of Robert’s passed please accept our condolences. RIP

Kezie and Wilf, So sorry by the news of the passing of Bob. God Bless. Boyd

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing . He was truly a gentleman with a great sense of humor, we shared many a great Laugh . The world would be a much brighter place if we had a few more like Bob.

Dearest Cal I’m lost for words as I write this condolence message and knowing you and Robert you would say that’s a surprise me lost for words ❤️. Both of you came into my life after my husband passed away St. marks church made that happen and I was blessed to have met you both . I know you loved Robert and he loved you and he was your best friend . You are dealing with grief and your sickness but you have a lot of faith in God . I’m not home right now but said prayers for you today in church that you’ll find comfort in memories you both shared . Love Louise

So sorry to hear the sad news of Bob’s passing. We were great friends from the EPA days & again at JPM Hospital where we worked together again until his retirement.. He was a great guy with an awesome personality. Condolences to all the family… RIP my buddy!!!!

Kezie and Wilf:
So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. Bob and Ann, along with Carl and I , send you our sympathy and support in your time of grief.
May strong memories sustain you all.

So very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. You’ve been in my thoughts and will continue to be.
Love, Laura (Gengie)

To Kezie and family: So sorry to hear that Robert had passed away. Deepest sympathy to you all.

Cal :
We wish to extend our Sincere Sympathy to you, Kezie and the rest of the Gill Family on Bob’s passing. We always enjoyed our little chats. We wish you a speedy recovery , thinking of you and remembering you in our prayers.
With Love and Friendship
Jacob & Donna.

We were so so sorry to hear about Bob’s death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please know that you can call on us if you need help in any way. We are praying also for a speedy recovery for you., You are dealing with sickness at the same time of dealing with grief. Wishing god’s peace for you.

Love, Noreen and Harold

To Calvin Smith and Hill Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Robert will be missed. Much love Shirley

Cal &Family
Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.
Deepest sympathy to you,I will keep you in my prayers.
Carol Arsenault

Cal and family,

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May your heavy hearts find comfort in the love and support of others and the memories that bring a smile. We are thinking of you. God bless.

To Cal andGill family
So sorry to hear of Roberts passing. It was much too soon.
May ur memories of him be a source of comfort during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Karen and LLoyd Ash.

So very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. R.I.P old friend.

So sorry to hear of Roberts passing. A great friend growing up in Gander and playing many a soccer game. My condolences.

So sorry to hear of your brother’s death. I haven’t seen him much since Walter and I moved to Halifax. On the occasions that we meet on the street or in the airport when I was home to see Mom he always had a smile. I remember him as a faith choir member at St. Martin’s when I was organist. May you be comforted by all your wonderful memories at this difficult time.
God Bless.
Barbara (Godden) Brown

So sorry to hear of robert’s passing. We were wonderful friends growing up on the army side in gander. Thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. God bless.

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. ….please accept my condolences. …..Denny Mullins.

Sincere condolences
Dave Edwards

Dear Kezie and family.
So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. We have many fond memories of the Army Side days . Our sincere condolences .
Fraser and Yvonne Lush

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Many fond memories from our EPA and JPM Hosp. days. My sincere condolences

Calvin….we are so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Take care.

Cal and family – So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing and sorry I will not be in town for his funeral. Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers.

I am saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He was a great friend during our JPM days – always quick to brighten a day and had a cherry word for all. Although we didn’t keep in regular contact after he moved to St. John’s, whenever I happened to run into him, we could pick up where we left off during our last ‘run-in.’ He was one of a kind and I know he will be missed by all who knew and loved this gentle man. Rest easy, my friend.

Cal, Steven, Kezie and family: Terry and I were so sorry to hear the news of Bob’s passing. I have many happy memories of the time spent working with Bob at JPM. Always a gentleman, but quick with a joke to make everyone smile. His sense of humour was infectious. He has been missed by many since his retirement as I know he will be sadly missed by you all. You are in our thoughts. Cindy and Terry Kelly, Gander

Dear Kezie and Wilf
We read of your brother’s death in the Telegram and wanted you to know that you were in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Kezie, So sorry to learn of Robert’s death. We will remember him with great fondness. Our deepest sympathy to you and all the family.
Eric and Fannie Simms, Gander

We are so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. Condolences to all his family and friends. Bob was our next door neighbour for many years in Gander. We have fond memories , including those of Christmas get togethers, with drinks, wonderful conversation, and food, especially those yummy turkey fritters! He was a kind and generous man. Deepest sympathy.

Bill Butt and Regina

Dear Kezie,Cal and family.
So saddened to hear of Robert’s passing from Ches and Julia.My heart aches for you all.He was a Gentle Man and I am sure you all have wonderful memories of him to cherish and keep him alive in your hearts.
I am down here in Florida,so cannot visit but I send Big Hugs and sincere condolences to you all.
God Bless.

My sincerest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. My special memory of Bob – I lived across the street from him on Bennett Drive in Gander. When I was 17 Bob taught me how to drive. I still remember today the tips he gave me when backing into parking spaces!! Thanks Bob!

I also was the babysitter when Steven came along!

Every blessing! Dana (Harris) Reid

Steven , Cal & family,,
So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We have lots of fond memories of Bob. My Aunt Judy who passed away in 1999 would always remember dancing with him to the school dances. He was a beautiful dancer indeed . We got to know Bob from working at the hospital & we both adopted our sons only 6 months apart. Always sharing stories about the boys . Years later both sons were into the music scene in their high school years & with Bob having a huge house , lots of band practises were at Bob’s house. Steven, he was always so proud of you & what an accomplished drummer you were at such an early age. Our sincere condolences to all the family at this difficult time. Cherish the memories.
RIP Bob.
Jackie & Gary Dalley

Our deepest condolences go to Bob’s family. We shared many wonderful times together when we lived in Gander. Bob will be remembered by us for his great sense of humour. RIP, my friend!

Thinking of you today and in the days and weeks ahead. Kevin and Gina Byrne (Glovertown / Square Pond Park)

Cal, Steven and family – so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. He was one of the best. RIP dear Bob.

Our condolences to all. We have So many great memories of Bob from our EPA days. He was always so kind and had a wonderful sense of humour RIP Bob

Steve,n, we are so sorry of hear of your Dad’s passing.. He was a true gentleman and his love for you was there for the world to see. Our condolences to all.

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing, I worked with Bob at JPM for a number of years and He was one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known Always a smile and a joke!!! R.I.P my Friend’

So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Have many fond memories of Bob from working with him at JPM Hosp. He was a very kind and loving man, always with a smile and a joke to tell. Our condolences to all at this sad time.

So many fond memories of our EPA days in Gander both in the office and after hours. My most sincerest of condolences and kindest of regards to all at this sad time. RIP Bob my friend, you will be missed!

Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We worked with Bob at EPA and he was a real gentleman with a smile on his face and a quick joke to brighten your day. Will eb missed by all that knew him.

My Condolences. Steve, you’re in my thoughts. I have many good memories of you and your dad.

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing Steven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cal, Steven, Kezie and all Robert’s family. It is so hard to lose the one you love. but you will always feel his presence with you. Thinking of you. jMy sincere sympathy to all at this difficult time.

Saddened to hear of Bob’s passing. He always had a joke to tell and we shared many good laughs. Rest easy my friend.

God’s love and comfort to his family.

So sad to lhear of Bob’s passing. I enjoyed the many conversations and stories that Bob would tell us on our coffee breaks in the late 80’s when he worked at James Paton memorial in Gander. RIP my friend .

My sincere condolence to the Gill family at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Another family member gone way to soon. He will be greatly missed.

Worked with Bob for several years. Been a family friend for years. His sister Keziah is my God mother. So sorry for your loss.

So sorry to hear of bobs passing, our condolences to Calvin, Steven, Keizie and all the family. Bob was a kind and loving man, a wonderful friend. We are so blessed to have had him in our lives all these years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time,

Saddened to hear of the passing of such a kind and gentle man. Bob always had a smile and of course, a joke to share. Remembering him from his days at James Paton. Rest In Peace Bob.

To Kezie So sorry to hear of Robert passing.My prayers and thought are with the family.I remember well the summers I spent in Gander .Robert always shared his money with me. Money mind you that Grammie gave him, and since he was the apple of her eye he always ot more than me. RIP IN PEACE cousins

So sad to hear of Robert’s passing. A gentle soul, a wonderful kind sincere man. Sending you much love Calvin, for I know how much you both loved one another. To Keizie and all the family, sincerest condolences. XO.

I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s death. He was such a kind and loving man. Shared many coffee breaks with Bob when he worked at the James Paton MenorialmHospital.
Hugs to those who meant so much to Bob.

To Calvin, Steven, Family Members & Friends,
Muriel and I were saddened when our daughter Dana, called to relay the news of Bob’s passing. When I joined the Gander Lions Club, back in the early 1990’s, Lion Bob Gill, was the Club President. I have to say that I was immediately impressed by Bob’s complimentary leadership style and how he truly respected and valued everyone. Because Muriel was so taken by Bob’s kind and welcoming personality, she also joined the Gander Lions Club. Bob never criticized and he always wore a wonderful smile. Muriel and I are very thankful that we got to know Bob and enjoy his friendship. Please know that we will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Romans 15:13

I don’t know where to start, little did any of us realize how sick he was. Robert was a quiet gentle man with a soft voice and a hug for us all. His love for you was unmistakable, you were his world, his life. I have you in my prayers during this time of heartache and loss. Remember love for each other lasts forever whether they are with us by our side or with us forever in our hearts. God Bless, love you.

Dear Kezie,
We are saddened to hear of Robert’s death and Lloyd joins me in expressing our condolences in a message since we are far away and unable to attend the funeral.
I have many memories of Robert ‘s friendliness and humour from my youth when I would visit Gander or he and you would visit Newtown.
I know your memories will help sustain you and all of Robert’s family during your time of grief.

Cal, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ramona and Emma Cole